On Friday evening, September 27, members of a new St. Mark's student organization—the New Hampshire Primary Club—traveled north to Nashua, New Hampshire, to attend a meet-and-greet with democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
The Club's founders—current VI Formers Louis Lyons and Blake Gattuso—were joined by a dozen fellow St. Markers, along with veteran St. Mark's history teacher David Lyons.
Yang gave an energetic speech highlighting his universal basic income proposal, which was followed by a question-and-answer period. Samantha Leslie '20 asked the candidate whether Yang feared that Trump's impeachment investigation might detract attention from Yang's attempts to campaign on the issues. Yang said that while he supported impeachment, he did worry that it would pull attention away from the real issues that need to be addressed.
Mr. Yang then posed for a photograph with the St. Mark's contingent.
The St. Mark's New Hampshire Primary Club hopes to try to attend an event every couple of weeks, as long as a candidate is in the Nashua area at workable times.