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Radio Program: Erika Moritsugu and Andrew Yang

This radio program from The Commonwealth Club draws on two separate events: "Erika Moritsugu, Deputy Assistant to President Biden: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Asian Americans" and "Andrew Yang: Forward." 

Erika Moritsugu was appointed in April by President Biden to serve as deputy assistant to the president and AA/NHPI senior liaison. She engages with AA and NHPI communities and leaders on issues such as advancing safety, justice, inclusion, and opportunity through a whole-of-government approach to racial justice. learn how the White House is forming critical partnerships across sectors to fight anti-Asian hate crimes, moving forward the administration's Build Back Better Agenda to rebuild the economy, and ensuring the advancement of the Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities.

Dubbed the “most surprising” candidate, Andrew Yang made waves with a rousing 2020 presidential campaign. With his newfound platform, he advanced the prevalence of progressive concepts such as the Universal Basic Income (UBI), bringing them into mainstream discussion. A year later, Yang is more adamant than ever that the need for change is urgent and that we can rely on no one else other than ourselves to bring it to fruition. Yang lays out his vision for an American future that is modern, sustainable and serves its constituents. Hoping to defy creeping stagnation, he extends a call to action to every American citizen. The message? "Now or never."

September 26, 2021

United States

Erika Moritsugu
Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander White House Senior Liaison
In Conversation with Dion Lim
Anchor/Reporter, ABC 7 News in San Francisco
Andrew Yang
Entrepreneur; Political Candidate; Author, Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy
Raj Mathai
News Anchor, NBC Bay Area—Moderator

This radio program features portions of two programs recorded separately.