On September 25th, 2021 we took to the streets for the 3rd Annual Basic Income March, to demand that our leadership adopt and pass a federal basic income. From Jakarta, Indonesia to Denver, Colorado, people around the globe came together in solidarity on this day to celebrate together the progress we are making towards basic income and to tell elected officials that we will will not stop until our economy works for the people.
The fight for guaranteed income must happen at all levels of government. Grassroots can have a huge impact on local leadership, who can in turn influence elected officials at the state and federal level. From this truth, the 100 Mayors for Guaranteed Income Campaign is born. The campaign is designed for constituents across the country to petition and call their Mayors, urging them to support guaranteed income. By the end of 2021, we will reach 100 Mayors endorsing Guaranteed Income.
The North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress is an annual Conference focused on exploring ideas, hearing from experts and organizers, and charting the course for basic income legislation. Hosted by Basic income Canada, US Basic Income Guarantee, Income Movement and leaders across the community, the 2021 Congress is a three day virtual event that will highlight pilots, legislation, grassroots growth and more. Check out these amazing keynote presentations and discussions.
Our goal is to get federal basic income legislation passed by 2030. Income Movement leads the basic income grassroots community in applying pressure to elected officials to support direct cash programs in the fight to end poverty. From monthly stimulus checks, to expanded Child Tax Credit permanency and more, we provide the tools, actions and events for people to demand leadership support a guaranteed basic income.
From hyper-local, small activities to national events, we recognize that gathering together is key to growing the movement.
We believe we are stronger together. Through sponsorships and volunteerism we support existing social and economic justice organizations who have been fighting for equality for decades.
Effective movements are made up of dozens of organizations, national and local. No single entity can (or should) do it all. United Basic Income brings together organization for strategic and tactical conversations about how to progress the movement.
Each September, supporters of basic income around the globe take to the streets in a show of force to demand their governments enact a universal basic income. This event marks our growth as a movement.
For more than 10 years Stacey was a leader in innovative digital product design for Fortune 500 companies like DreamWorks, Samsung, and Jaguar Land Rover. In earlier years, she was a teacher and tutor, a dishwasher and a restaurant hostess. All of these experiences inform the ethos and mission of Income Movement and guide the work of building effective partnerships and effective teams that can lead a movement.
Most recently a Producer for The Young Turks, Steph runs all communications at Income Movement. She’s worked in Foreign Affairs for the U.S. State Department and managed marketing for the Department of Energy. Steph graduated with a BA in International Affairs and the Environment from George Washington University. Beyond her deep love of writing and producing, Steph is a certified SCUBA diver, an experienced rock climber, and an avid traveler.
Board of Directors of iNACOL; Executive Director Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity; Executive Director of the Jaquelin Hume Foundation.
For 9 years Dylan has worked in startups, venture capital, politics, and non-profits. Most recently, Dylan pioneered investment crowdfunding at Wefunder before leading fundraising for Andrew Yang's 2020 presidential campaign. Beyond his love for novel ideas, Dylan is a former ski instructor, white water river guide, and proud New Yorker.
Charles Booker is a lifelong Kentuckian raised in a poor section of Louisville. In 2018, he was elected to the State House, becoming the youngest black state legislator in 90 years. He has championed voting rights, labor laws, and criminal justice, and passed bipartisan legislation to help Kentuckians get insulin in emergencies. Charles is a proud supporter of Universal Basic Income.
Melquiades Gagarin is a Queens native, a community organizer, a father of three, and a lifelong advocate who is running for Congress in New York’s Sixth Congressional District. He is a bold, progressive fighter unbeholden to the political establishment. Mel is a proud supporter of universal basic income.
Dr. Robbie Goldstein is a primary care physician, infectious disease specialist, and candidate for Congress. He has served on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and witnessed how this crisis has compounded existing inequalities and made it even harder for people to get by. Robbie supports a universal basic income and is running to bring a fresh perspective and bold leadership to Congress.
Jonathan Herzog is an organizer, educator, and advocate of universal basic income whose primary goal is to ensure a federal system is in place for every American to receive $1000 per month, as a direct countermeasure to job displacement due to automation.
James Felton Keith is an ethicist, engineer, educator, economist, entrepreneur, and an ethnographer who has most recently been working in policy advocacy. He led the establishment of The Data Union, a coalition of orgs working towards personal data ownership. JFK is strong leader in the basic income movement.
David is an attorney, author, and community activist running against an establishment Democrat. He is running to pass basic income and medicare for all, relieve student debt, and eradicate poverty for all. David Kim won enough votes to move on to the general election in November.
After 6 years of service in the USAF, Blair returned to civilian life to discover that the deck is stacked against us. Blair lives to serve, it’s what led her to the Air Force and it’s what’s motivating her to run for office now. She cannot sit on the sidelines witnessing suffering if she feels there’s something she can do to alleviate it. Blair is a strong proponent of universal basic income.
Mckayla Wilkes is a mother, activist, and public servant. She offers fresh leadership as a young, working-class woman of color. She believes our children’s future, the health of our communities, and the livelihoods of working families are all on the line. She is a proud supporter of universal basic income.
Income Movement organizes and hosts a variety of events, in-person and virtual, large and small, all designed to grow support for basic income. Check out what we have planned and attend an event!
Are you ready to join the fight for economic justice and be part of a community dedicated to the idea that there is power and dignity in direct cash? Income Movement makes grassroots action fun, easy, and highly impactful!