Basic Income Action is a new national organization dedicated to winning a basic income for every American. A basic income is money provided to every adult -- enough to cover basic needs, independent of a job, with everyone getting the same amount. This concept is also known as a "Universal Basic Income" (UBI).
Imagine a world where everyone has enough money to make ends meet, as a human right. Imagine the impact on you and your family when you have basic financial security you can count on, no matter what happens at work or in the economy. What unpaid work would you do? What risks could you take?
If you are intrigued by this vision, join us at one of our Meetups! The structure of our meetings will be guided by our membership (especially at the first meeting), but will likely include educating ourselves more on how Universal Basic Income could be implemented, as well as figuring out strategies to help inform both the public and elected officials about the practical and ethical need for such a program.
Does this sound pie-in-the-sky? It's doable! The Nixon administration got a UBI bill all the way to Congress. The city of Utrecht, in the Netherlands, is conducting a UBI experiment in 2016 (and experiments were done previously in a few cities around the world, including in the US and Canada). Believe it or not, UBI actually has supporters from both the political right and left. It's an achievable goal, but we need to step up to make it happen.
Basic survival as a fundamental right
Capitol Hill Branch Library
425 Harvard Avenue East, Seattle, WA
Join us for the last meeting of 2016! We will continue to discuss how to lobby at the state and local levels. And of course, we'll strategize how to advance the cause of...
Victor C. (Organizer)
September 24 · 4:30 PM
Universal Basic Income discussion
What are your thoughts about Universal Basic Income? What isn't clear? What is exciting about it? What are you skeptical about?
We'll have an informal discussion about... Learn more
August 27 · 10:30 AM
Public Information Forum on Basic Income
Curious about what Basic Income is and what it could achieve?
Interested in figuring out how we can make it a reality?
Come to our public information forum! We'll... Learn more
July 7 · 6:00 PM
BIA Seattle July Meeting
** NOTE NEW TIME AND PLACE ** We're avoiding the July 4th weekend!
At this meeting we will share our experiences thus far doing outreach at summer events, and share... Learn more
June 11 · 2:15 PM
BIA Seattle June Meeting
At this meeting we will finalize our promotional materials for our summer outreach events, talk about a general informational meeting for the public in the late summer,... Learn more
April 30 · 3:45 PM
BIA Seattle April Meeting
At this meeting we will continue to work on promotional materials to get the word out, as well as nailing down specifics on the UW event.
For the UW event, we need to... Learn more
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