Politics & Government

Presidential hopeful planning a town hall in Columbia

Democratic presidential hopeful and Silicon Valley businessman Andrew Yang is bringing his campaign to Columbia.

Yang will be appearing at the Rehoboth Baptist Church on Hardscrabble Road to host a town hall, according to a Facebook event from the campaign.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

The town hall will be moderated by Jennifer Clyburn Reed, the director of the Center for Education and Equity of African American Students, according to the event page. Clyburn Reed is the daughter of U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, a Columbia Democrat and House majority whip.

Yang is best known for his proposed policy of universal income, which would provide every adult with $1,000 a month no matter their occupational status. The money would come from a tax on companies that utilize automation, replacing American workers, according to the campaign website.

Follow more of our reporting on First in the South

See all 10 stories
Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.