Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang says he plans to give $1,000 a month to ten random families for a year as part of a pilot program for his universal basic income plan.
“In America today everything revolves around the almighty dollar,” he said in his opening speech during the Democratic presidential debate Thursday night.
“My campaign will now give a freedom dividend of $1,000 a month for an entire year to 10 American families,” he continued.
Yang said Americans will be able to solve their problems “better than any politician” could with the funds and urged viewers to visit his website to sign up for a chance to receive the money.
A UBI is a central part of Yang’s campaign. The idea is for the U.S. government to give a UBI of $1,000 per month to every American over the age of 18.