Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to give an Iowan $1,000 every month for a year to prove a point.
The point: That his plan to guarantee every citizen 18 or older a $1,000 monthly federal payment would boost the individuals and the country. He calls his plan a “Freedom Dividend.”
“I’m going to be giving a Freedom Dividend to a person or family in Iowa. That’s $1,000 a month for 12 months out of my own pocket,” Yang, a lawyer and entrepreneur from New York, said. Iowans interested in receiving the cash, or nominating others, can apply at Yang’s website.
The application process will include a telephone interview and a personal visit with Yang. He expects the Iowan designated to receive the cash will be selected in June with payments starting in July.
“We are looking for someone that would be a good illustration of many families facing issues here in Iowa,” Yang said. “Also, someone who’s willing to share their story.”