3 Super-Simple Ways You Can Volunteer Today to get Andrew Yang to the Democratic Primaries Debates this June

Casey Armstrong
Feb 22 · 3 min read

As you may know, Mr. Yang, after appearing on Joe Rogan and countless news stations and talk-shows is quickly becoming the new figurehead in the discussion of universal basic income in America. And, he now has a real-shot at making the Democratic primary debates. (See Tweet below.) But, he and his team can’t get there all on their own! They are going to need your help.

That is exactly why I am volunteering to write this post. Other than the ideas listed in his own Yang2020 website volunteer page. Here are 3 ways you can help them accomplish this goal.

#1 Do you know a celebrity? What about someone who is just really popular on Twitter?

Well, what are you waiting for? Write them a message about how much you love Yang, and encourage them to tweet about his Joe Rogan appearance or link directly to his website: https://www.yang2020.com/. The worst thing they can do is say no or ignore it, right? (Be sure to use #yang2020 hashtags.)

Celebrities and other power users of social media are also known as “nodes in the network”. If you broadcast through them, you get get a lot of bang for your buck.

#2 Make a #yang2020 gif

Have you ever made a gif? If the answer is “no,” don’t sweat it.

a) Find a video you can use.

b) Feed it through this free service (Giphy) edit and add text to make it interesting.

c) Share your creation on social media!

Need an idea for your gif? How about taking a video-segment where an interviewer reacts (facial expression-wise) to something Yang said. Or, find some way to use his message in any number of meme-ish ways. Need inspiration? Here's a list of trending memes.

I don’t know if gifs are a powerful tool for exposure, but you gotta have fun when you’re volunteering, right?

#3 Write a Blog Post

I’m a busy guy, and I’m guessing you might be busy too. But, writing a blog post doesn’t have to be hard. Just gather your thoughts, spit them down on some paper, add images, think of a catchy title, and YOU ARE DONE. That is exactly the same motivational speech I gave myself to write this post if you are wondering.

Here are some resources to get you started:

  1. Use a title generator for topic ideas: https://seopressor.com/blog-title-generator/
  2. Find some relevant free to use photos on Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/en/
  3. Ask someone on Twitter or elsewhere to help you edit it. Just use the #Yang2020 to find fans that would want to help.
  4. Publish on your blog hosting service of choice! I use Medium because it’s easy, and I like the formatting options.

Hope this helps you get started volunteering. I don’t know if you are as excited as I am to actually have a universal-basic-income-focused “horse in the race” this election cycle, but have fun saving the world!

Casey Armstrong

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Technical Writer obsessed with #API’s, #VR, #Chatbots, #Crowdsourcing, #Microvolunteering, #PortableHomelessShelters, and the future!!

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