I am Andrew Juan, and I was the National Youth Director for the Yang2020 Presidential Campaign! I'm here to answer questions on youth engagement in politics and the 2020 election! Ask Me Anything!
Hey Reddit, what's up? My name is Andrew Juan, and I'm a high school rising senior who probably was the only high school student working full-time on the Yang2020 campaign, and likely any other campaign so far.
Here's some background about me and the Yang campaign. In April of 2019, I first learned about Yang, and I thought this dude was ridiculous. But then, I saw his CNN Town Hall and learned more about him. I wanted to get involved, so I join the Email Response Team, at the time, a very small group of people responding to emails sent in to the campaign.
I cranked out plenty of emails and was eventually hired as an intern, expanding my workload to various other tasks, particularly in Distributed Organizing and digital organizing. Then, around July/August, I realized, we needed a youth organizing branch. No other campaign had launched one yet, and I decided that we needed to be the first, so then, Youth for Yang was born, and I was hired as National Youth Director.
Our team grew and the members of Youth for Yang grew to almost 2,000 people! While the campaign did not end in favor of Yang, we continued the mission of youth engagement in politics by converting it to a nonprofit organization, dedicated to engaging youth in politics and promoting unity and bipartisanship. You can learn more about our organization here.
Check out my proof (and my Twitter account) here
All in all, my expertise is in youth organizing and engagement so far, but please, ask me anything!
Edit 1: Hey all, I'm going to be taking a brief break from answering questions at the moment, but please, feel free to continue. I'll respond to them sometime tonight! Thanks for all the amazing questions so far!
Edit 2: I'm going to be able to answer some more questions, but not all of them. Just want to note, the opinions expressed here are solely mine and not representative of the Yang campaign, the YACU, or any other organizations I'm involved with.
Edit 3: I'm no longer going to be consistently answering all questions, but after all, I still use Reddit so if there are any new/interesting questions that come up, I'll probably still answer them. Thank you all for your amazing questions!