We believe people need financial security, and cash might be the most effective and efficient way to provide it.

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Belief Statement

We believe people need financial security, and cash might be the most effective and efficient way to provide it.

The time has come to consider new, bold ways to make our economy work again for all Americans. In a time of immense wealth, no one should live in poverty, nor should the middle class be consigned to a future of permanent stagnation or anxiety. Automation, globalization, and financialization are changing the nature of work, and these shifts require us to rethink how to guarantee economic opportunity for all.

A basic income is a bold idea with a long history and the potential to free people to pursue the work and life they choose. Now is the time to think seriously about how recurring, unconditional cash stipends could work, how to pay for them, and what the political path might be to make them a reality, even while many of us are engaged in protecting the existing safety net.

The undersigned commit to work over the coming months and years to research, experiment, and inspire others to think through how best to design cash programs that empower Americans to live and work in the new economy.

Founding Signatories

  • Jeremy Howard Founding researcher, fast.ai
  • Seiji Carpenter Vice President, David Binder Research
  • Sam Altman President, Y Combinator
  • Sandhya Anantharaman Co-Director, Universal Income Project
  • Marcellus Andrews Professor of Economics, Bucknell University
  • Roy Bahat Head, Bloomberg Beta
  • Peter Barnes Co-Founder Credo Mobile, Author, With Liberty and Dividends For All
  • Ian Bassin Former Associate White House Counsel to President Barack Obama
  • John Battelle EIC + CEO, NewCo
  • Yochai Benkler Professor, Harvard Law School and Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society
  • Juliana Bidadanure Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Stanford University
  • Jeremy Bird Founding Partner & CEO, 270 Strategies
  • Mia Birdsong Co-Director, Family Story
  • James K. Boyce Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Rose Broome Co-founder & CEO, HandUp
  • Ron Carmel Co-Founder, 2D BOY, Indie Fund
  • Jon Carson Former Executive Director, OFA
  • Robin Chase Co-founder Zipcar, Author, Peers Inc
  • Misha Chellam Founder, Tradecraft
  • Gina Clayton Founder & Executive Director, Essie Justice Group
  • Larry Cohen Founder, WhyUBI
  • Dan O'Sullivan Basic Income Action
  • Simon Denny Artist
  • Pedro Domingos Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
  • Michael Faye Co-founder, GiveDirectly and Segovia
  • Lance Foss US Public Domain
  • Natalie Foster Fellow, Institute for the Future
  • Josh Fryday President, Golden State Opportunity
  • Alicia Garza Co-founder, Black Lives Matter
  • Mark Gomez Founder, Leap Forward Project
  • Marina Gorbis Executive Director, Institute for the Future
  • Joe Greenstein Co-founder InnerSpace, frmr founder/CEO Flixster
  • David Grusky Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
  • Molly Haigh President, Megaphone Strategies
  • Samuel Hammond Poverty and Welfare Policy Analyst, Niskanen Center
  • Gerald Huff Technologist
  • Chris Hughes Co Founder, Facebook
  • Tim Hwang Co-Founder, Awesome Foundation
  • Taj James Co-Director, Movement Strategy Center
  • Leila Janah CEO + Founder, Samasoure and LXMI
  • Ryan Johnson Executive Director, State Policy Advisors
  • Sebastian Johnson Policy Advocate
  • Kati Sipp Managing Director, National Guestworker Alliance
  • Steve Kest Senior Advisor, Center for Popular Democracy
  • Vinod Khosla Partner, Khosla Ventures
  • Josh Kline Artist
  • Sean Kline Director, San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment
  • Russell Klusas Founder, Tradecraft
  • Konrad Kording Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University
  • Kaitlyn & Mike Krieger Founders, Future Justice Fund
  • Matt Krisiloff Director, Y Combinator Research
  • Lawrence Lessig Roy L Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard University
  • Michael Lewis Associate Professor, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center
  • Aubrey Manson Socialist Alternative
  • Ioana Marinescu Assistant professor, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
  • Courtney Martin Author
  • Andrew McCollum Technologist
  • Kate McFarland Basic Income Earth Network
  • Jane McGonigal Author and game creator
  • Douglas Meeks Professor of Theology, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University
  • Sarah Meyohas Artist
  • Trevor Paglen Artist
  • Eli Pariser Co-CEO, Upworthy
  • Leila Pedersen Engagement Manager, New America CA
  • Serkan Piantino Founder and CEO, Top 1 Networks
  • Nick Pinkston Founder & CEO, Plethora
  • Ai-Jen Poo Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Jamil Poonja Future of Workist
  • John A. Powell Director of Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
  • Jim Pugh Co-founder, Universal Income Project
  • José A. Quiñonez CEO, Mission Asset Fund
  • Connie Razza Director of Campaigns, Center for Popular Democracy
  • Rob Reich Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
  • Robert B. Reich Former Secretary of Labor and Professor at University of California, Berkeley
  • Elizabeth Rhodes Research Director, Y Combinator Research
  • Tristan Roberts Activist, Basic Income America
  • Brishen Rogers Associate Professor, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • David Rolf President, SEIU 775
  • Joseph Sanberg Chair, Golden State Opportunity
  • Scott Santens Moderator, /r/BasicIncome
  • Kellee Santiago Co-Founder and Investor, Indie Fund
  • Mark Schmitt Director of Studies, New America
  • Nathan Schneider Scholar in Residence of Media Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Rachel Schneider co-author, The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty
  • David Segal Exec Director at Demand Progress, former Rhode Island State Representative
  • H. Luke Shaefer Co-author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
  • Eldar Shafir Professor of Behavioral Science and Public Policy, Princeton University
  • Gretchen Sisson Research Sociologist, University of California, San Francisco
  • Derek Slater Policy Strategist
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter President and CEO, New America
  • Sandra Smith Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California-Berkeley
  • Saket Soni Executive Director, National Guestworker Alliance
  • Michael Stein Game / AR designer
  • Andy Stern Former President, Service Employees International Union
  • Kat Taylor Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Beneficial State Bank
  • David Thigpen Research Affiliate Institute for the Future
  • Camila Thorndike Co-founder, Our Climate & Carbon Pricing Coordinator, CCAN
  • Tom Begich Alaska State Senator-elect
  • Tom Matzzie CEO, CleanChoice Energy
  • Lynda Tran Founding Partner, 270 Strategies
  • Moshe Y. Vardi George Distinguished Service Professor, Rice University
  • Dorian Warren Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
  • Vinitha Watson Founder & Executive Director of Zoo Labs
  • Albert Wenger Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Adam Werbach Former President, Sierra Club
  • Bill Wielechowski Alaska State Senator
  • Will Wilkinson Vice President for Policy, Niskanen Center
  • Felicia Wong President & CEO, Roosevelt Institute
  • Haeyoung Yoon Director of Strategic Partnerships, National Employment Law Project
  • Keith Zeff FiftyYearPerspective.com
  • Matt Zwolinski Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego

Additional Signatories

  • A.Burnom
  • Leena Ades
  • Ray Ahmed Communications Manager, Lincoln Network
  • Bryn Aitken-Young
  • Morgan Aitken-Young Activist
  • James R. Albert Community Organizer, Inland Empire Progressive Alliance
  • Tammy Allen Chair, UBIG Inc. (Universal Basic Income Guarantee)
  • Casey Almond Financial Analyst
  • Gar Alperovitz Co-Chair, The Next System Project
  • Dan Ancona Author
  • David Ryal Anderson Social Entrepreneur & Nonprofit Technology Consultant
  • Samuel Andert Founder, Global Basic Income, Innoviio
  • Asa Angel Educator/Entreprenuer
  • Carmen Arif Broker, My Real Estate PRO 123
  • Barbara Armand
  • Lourdes Armas
  • Nabeel Asfar
  • NiMA Asghari Analyst, Robotics Expert, Drone Industry Insights
  • Research Associate Bel Air Investment Advisors
  • Joe Aybar Project Manager
  • Alain Ayoub Software Engineering Manager
  • Sara Fenske Bahat Senior Lecturer in Economics, California College of Art
  • Les Bain Founder, Wizard Creek Consulting
  • Arjun Banker
  • Alec Barrett Board Member, Manhattan Community Board 9
  • Jay Bats Software Developer
  • Pauline Baudon
  • Chris Benner Professor and Director, Everett Program for Technology and Social Change, UC Santa Cruz
  • Neil Bhandari Artist
  • Bhaskar AI Engineer & Evangelist
  • Gershon Bialer
  • Sara Bizarro Writer, RBI Portugal
  • Greg Bloom
  • Nick Bordner
  • Eric Braband
  • Mary Braden RN Project Manager, Medicaid MCO
  • Philip Bradford SEIU Disabilities Caucus
  • Melissa L. Bradley Professor of Practice, Georgetown University
  • Mary Bricker-Jenkins Professor Emerita, Temple University
  • Aaron Brodeur Founder, Terran, Everything Unlimited
  • Jonathan Brooks
  • Donald Brown
  • Rhonda Brown Co-Curator, Browngrotta Arts
  • Sri Ganesh Buddhavarapu Engineer
  • Dana Burch Common Equity
  • Rachel Burger Writer
  • Vito Cammarata Software Technician
  • Albert Canigueral Connector, OuiShare
  • Brian Canty CEO, Live Event Assistant
  • Jaime Cardenas
  • Calloway Carlotto University of Denver, Economics
  • Timothy Roscoe Carter Supervisory Attorney, People With Disabilities Foundation
  • Chris Cassidy
  • Christina B. Castro
  • Dr. Efren D. Castro Higher Education Administration
  • Ramphis Castro Co-Founder, ScienceVest
  • Hansae Catlett Student and Social Impact Consultant and Investor, Stanford GSB and The Bridgespan Group
  • Ruth Chichester
  • Jennifer Ching
  • Shelby Clark Co-Founder, Peers.org
  • Arnold Clem
  • Robert Coats
  • Dora Coco Director, DeanCo, LLC
  • Joshua Cohen Professor, Apple, Inc., UC Berkeley
  • Karlie Cole Web Activist
  • Jacques Colin
  • Ariane Conrad The Book Doula
  • Jon Coppola Private Banker
  • Tina Cornely Founder & CEO, Bridging Humanity
  • Paul E. Crider Engineer, Blogger, Sweet Talk
  • Ed D
  • Reece Daniel Research Engineer, A Battery Company
  • Andy Davis Entrepreneur
  • Jerome Antell Davis Concerned Citizen
  • MichaelJohn J Davis
  • Hamza Daça Physician, CHU Mustapha Bacha Hospital
  • Linda P DeFord Healthcare IT Consultant, One Family At A Time
  • Carrie T. Dennie
  • Varun Deshpande
  • Dante Dixson Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology, Wayne State University
  • Jose Luis Perez Domingo
  • Marco Dondi
  • Jenna van Draanen PhD Candidate, UCLA; Executive Committee Member, Basic Income Earth Network
  • Adam Dunn
  • Alecia Eberhardt-Smith Content Director, Eberhardt Smith
  • Steve van Eck Researcher, Multomah Idea Lab
  • Sloan Eddleston Chief Operating Officer, FlyCleaners
  • Craig Engstrom Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Lana Ershov Analyst, Warren Group
  • Dillon Fagan Student, University of Rhode Island
  • Virgil Fenn
  • Rocky Fernandez Rocky Fernandez
  • Dario Figueira Doctor
  • Otoniel Figueroa-Duran Director of Commercial Division-District 615-Local 32BJ, SEIU
  • Eliot Gray Fisher Artist
  • Nancy Folbre Political Economy Research Institute, UMass Amherst
  • Jacob Davis Fourre
  • Michael Fraase Partner & Co-Founder, Arts & Farces, LLC
  • Charles Franklin
  • Paul Freedman Entangled Ventures
  • Daniel Fulmer
  • Lara Gale Writer
  • Liane Gale Organizer, Basic Income Guarantee MN, Basic Income Women Action Group
  • Jacopo Giola
  • Judy Goldberg
  • Mark Goldenson CEO, Breakthrough
  • Kevin Gomez Fellow and Contributor, GenFKD
  • Nikki Goodson
  • Miranda Greenhoward
  • River Greenwood AmeriCorps
  • John Griffin Author
  • Thomas Griffin Founder
  • William Grisolia Grisolia Investment Group, International
  • Isaac Grove
  • AJ Guerra
  • Mia Gutfreund Social Worker
  • Stig Harder Founder, Fashion Net & The International Academy of Fashion Arts and Sciences
  • Renée Lawson Hardy Summapax
  • Krishna Harish CEO, Stealth Startup
  • Maliha Hasan University of Toronto
  • James Hatfield Emenoh
  • Justin Hebert Author
  • Brian Heddell Student
  • Chris Heinz
  • Aletheia Henry Consultant/Organizer, HenryHiggins Consulting
  • Megan Henson Student
  • Jefferson Hernandez-Tejada Uber Driver
  • Anne Hess
  • Stefan Hilts Economist and Independent UBI Researcher
  • Cordelia Holst Entrepreneur, Volunteer, Free Thinker
  • Niclas Holtappels Caregiver
  • Zach Hoover
  • Eric Hosemann
  • Dawn Howard Artist
  • Michael Howard Professor of Philosophy, University of Maine, Coordinator of USBIG Network
  • Renee Howard
  • Lenny Hu Software Product Designer
  • Topher Hunt Web Developer
  • Stephen L. Hurst Founder & CEO, Savant HWP, Inc.
  • Regina Hyldahl CPA and Concerned Grandparent
  • Thomas Hyldahl Retired Professor of Educational Foundations
  • Brandon Hyman
  • Chas II Communications Specialist
  • Darrell Jones III Co-Founder, TechEquity Collaborative
  • Louis Eugene Metzger IV Investigator (Scientist) and Laboratory Head, Infectious Diseases Division, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.
  • James Ingram
  • Elizabeth Carter Isaacson Freelance Reporter
  • Taylor Jo Isenberg Managing Director, Economic Security Project
  • Darlene Jackson Community Assistant, Manhattan Community Board 11
  • Charlie Javice Founder, frankfafsa.com
  • Dequilla Jenkins Homemaker
  • Erroll Jenkins
  • Dan Johnson Campaign Filer
  • Steven Johnson Author
  • Betony Jones Research Specialist, UC Berkeley
  • David C. Jones CEO & Founder, Sonoma IT Solutions
  • Katie Joy
  • Stefan P'Pool Jr
  • C. William Cox, Jr.
  • Fred Niemann Jr. Optimist, Activist, Adventurer
  • Vanita Kalra Artist
  • Laurie Kasparian
  • Husayn Kassai CEO, Onfido
  • Stephen Kernytsky
  • Robin Ketelaars Basic Income Europe
  • Nina Kilbride Legal Engineer
  • Addie Kirkland
  • Steve Klenkar
  • Caitlin Klevorick Managing Director/Former Senior Adviser, Mercury/Office of Secretary of State Clinton, State Department
  • Christopher Knecht Director, Ohio Prison Project
  • Salomon Konig Partner, Talisman Family Alliance
  • Jeff Kositsky Director, San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing
  • Jeff Kositsky Director, San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing
  • Priya Kothari Economist
  • Josh Kriegel Boston University School of Medicine
  • Beth Krom Community Builder
  • Jimmy Kruz Cuban Band Leader, HavanaExpress
  • Isabel Kunkle
  • Keith Kurson Web Developer and Researcher, Code for America
  • Sharky Laguana CEO & Founder, Bandago
  • David Lande
  • J. Patrick Lanigan
  • Margaret Lawrence
  • Charles Lawson Technologist, Entrepreneur
  • Stuart M. Lawson Entrepreneur, Game Design & Development, Founder FollowMeSticker.com, A64S.com, EVSticker.com, and InfoZaps.com eLearning
  • Suzanne Lay
  • Grey Lee Trustee, Cambridge Cooperative Club
  • Linda Lehnkering Anaheim Poverty Task Force
  • Isabelle Leighton Philanthropic Activist
  • Robert Lepenies Social Scientist
  • Timothy Lilienthal Moral Economy Campaign Director, PICO National Network
  • June Lin
  • Thorbjørn Lindeijer Programmer
  • Yan Liu
  • Matt Lock CEO, Raddish
  • Brandi Joy Love
  • Rob Lozon
  • Jack Lukic Open Source Software Engineer
  • Gina Luttrell Editor in Chief, Thoughts on Liberty
  • Siobhán Lynch CyberSecurity Operations Engineer
  • Ela Madej Partner, Fifty Years
  • Chris Cormier Maggiano President, Cormier & Co
  • Rob Magnusson
  • Stephen Mallik Founder, MooS.ai, Chairman, ArtiE.ai, MooS Foundation, ArtiE Labs Inc.
  • Pam Marcus Co-Founder, Lifefactory, Inc.
  • Antonio Mason Handyman
  • Matt Videomaker
  • Karl Mattingly Partner, Dysrupt Laboratories
  • Marshall Mayer Democratic Socialists of America
  • Michael McBride Pastor, PICO's Live Free Campaign
  • Charles McFadden
  • Sean Mcmannis
  • Gabor Melli OpenGov
  • Roberto Merrill Professor, Basic Income Portugal
  • Marquis Miller Film Maker, Entrepreneur
  • Dylan Milligan Political Director, University of Pennsylvania Democrats
  • Susan Milton President, The Barefoot Alliance
  • John Bodi Mize Musician
  • Dennis Moore Software Engineer
  • Robert Flanagan Moore Master of Public Policy Candidate, University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy
  • Carlos Manuel Arias Moreno IT Engineer, UBIE
  • Tikva Morowati
  • Scott Morris Founder, CEO, Ithacash, Main St. Market
  • Colin Murphy Climate Policy Advocate
  • Leonardo Daniel RASGER NICHEA Ser Humano
  • Shanna Nasiri Nasiri Foundation
  • Sherry Nassar Rice University
  • Dena Nejad
  • Evan Newton Video Game Director
  • Vanessa Nowitzky Artistic Director, A Singdancing Company
  • Myles O'Connor Senior UX Engineer
  • Regina O'Vonnor Community Organizer
  • Chris Oestereich Publisher, Wicked Problems Collaborative
  • Judith Oppenheimer
  • Raquel Ortega SSM Health
  • Greg Osuri Founder & CEO, OvrClk
  • Angie Palmer
  • Michael Paone Spreader of Good Ideas, Futurist
  • Tandrea Parrott Rand Corporation
  • Danny Pearlberg
  • John S. Pellman Research Assistant (Neuroimaging)
  • Elizabeth Pendleton
  • Steve Pepple Product Designer
  • Melissa Peter Activist
  • David M Mills, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor
  • Tiffany N. Hinton, Ph.D.
  • Jessica Pham
  • Owen Poindexter Cohost, The Basic Income Podcast
  • Jeff Porter
  • Adam Smiley Poswolsky Author
  • Genevieve Powers Executive Assistant
  • Tyler Prochazka Features Editor, Basic Income Earth Network
  • Adam Pumm Co-founder, Hive.org
  • Heather Purcell Associate, 270 Strategies
  • Jake Putsch Teacher
  • Quantika
  • Nate Ragolia Author, Spaceboy Books
  • Brian Rahmer University of Delaware School of Public Policy & Administration
  • Neil Ramsay Founder, ArtsUP! Experimental Gallery, Educator, Creative Economics at Kennington Gray
  • Sammie Rayner Co-Founder & COO, HandUp
  • Jim Reesman CTO
  • Lori Reis
  • Catherine Reisenwitz Sex and the State
  • Camilo Reyes Founder, Happy Kombucha Co.
  • Dave Reynolds Artist
  • Steve Richardson Economist
  • Raf Noboa y Rivera Progressive Activist & Writer
  • Eric Roberts Student, Portland Community College
  • Deanna Robertson Operations Director, HRV
  • Devin Robinson #OWS
  • Charles Robol Executive Director, Free Content Hub
  • Kevin Romig Geography Professor, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Deena Rosen
  • David J Saab PhD, Information Sciences and Technology
  • Jill-Marie Sainte
  • Brian Salomaki Teacher, Software Engineer
  • Allan Samaroo
  • J.G. Sandom Chairman and CEO, MemoryBox
  • Thomas Sangenito
  • Kendra Sarvadi UX Designer
  • Cleveland Sasser RN, Systems Analyst, Piedmont Healthcare
  • Scott Sauer Disabled Veteran
  • Justin Schafer Product Manager, Sungevity
  • Zoe Schlag Founder, UnLtd USA
  • Deia Schlosberg Documentary Filmmaker
  • Brent Schulkin Entrepreneur
  • Paula C Sellars Executive Vice President, Phoenix Possibilities Inc.
  • Satwik Seshasai Chief Technology Officer, Segovia
  • Rusty Shackleford Domicile Engineer
  • Steven Shafarman Author and independent scholar, BIEN, USBIG, and Basic Income Action
  • Ross Sharrott Founder
  • Conrad Shaw Filmmaker/Actor
  • G Marcus Sherwin Future Strategies Explorer
  • Loren Sickles MIC Partners & WA BIG Alliance
  • Adam Simpson Founder & Director, Future Left
  • Patrick Sims CSO, Legend
  • Dhanraj Singh Policy Analyst, Florida Policy Institute
  • Greg Slepak President, OkTurtles Foundation
  • James Slezak New Economy Lab
  • Daryl Smith Hardware and Software Engineer
  • Katie Smith
  • Keith Smith Big Data Architect & Developer
  • Jaclyn Smith-Moore Web Developer
  • Dave Sorensen Executive Director, Double Play Consulting
  • Tibet Sprague Terran Cooperative
  • Jamie Spritzer
  • Robert A. Wilkins, Sr. Principal, The HIIP Group Ltd.
  • Carrie Stalder Founder, Community Engagement Consultant, Closer Knit
  • Aaron Strauss Executive Director, Analyst Institute
  • Melissa Strompolis Director of Research and Evaluation, Children's Trust of South Carolina
  • Joan Summer Homemaker
  • Morgaine Swann
  • D. JoAnne Swanson Writer and Founder, Rethinking the Job Culture
  • Aaron Taylor
  • Logan Anthony Thomas Web Developer, Tembo Inc.
  • William Thomas
  • Samantha Thompson
  • Gregory Tippett San Francisco Zen Center
  • Michael Tippett CEO, Wantoo
  • Oscar Tirado
  • Peter Touschner
  • Chi Tran
  • Jimmy Tuscano Crane Operator
  • Kathleen Utecht Managing Partner, Core Innovation Capital
  • Urvashi Vaid CEO, The Vaid Group LLC
  • Sridevi Valluri
  • Thomas Voss Founder, FabForward Consultancy, Singapore
  • Lauren Wade
  • Che Wagner Co-Founder and Director, First World Development, Basic Income Referendum Switzerland
  • Jon Walker Policy Analyst
  • Vivian Wang Director, Sasson Capital Holdings
  • Jon Warman Segovia
  • Shane Watt Artist, Educator, Activist
  • Lora Wedge
  • Steve Weiner
  • Jill Weiss
  • Curt Welch AI Researcher
  • Melissa Weston
  • Karl Widerquit Associate Professor at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University
  • Heather Wiker Student
  • Alan Joseph Williams Product Manager, Code for America
  • Doug Williams Custodian, Medina High School
  • Nedland P. Williams Author, Entrepreneur
  • Andrew Wilson
  • Susan Windle Poet
  • Ken Winter Computer Scientist, Psychologist, Cohousing Resident
  • Britton Winterrose CEO & Founder, Botpot
  • Winnie Wong Co-Founder, People for Bernie
  • Michael Woodson Artist
  • Carter Wright
  • Nick Wright
  • Gary Yates
  • Jodi Yerges Fiber Artist
  • Nathan Yinger Tutor
  • Florinela Zama-Neagra Koreo

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The Economic Security Project is a two year fund to support exploration and experimentation with unconditional cash stipends. We are funding projects like academic research, state and local basic income campaigns, and cultural projects around economic security. We are just getting started -- join in.

The Economic Security Project is co-chaired by future of work instigator Natalie Foster, Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes, and Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren.

Donors and advisors to the Project include Peter Barnes, Roy Bahat, Juliana Bidadanure, Misha Chellam, Future Justice Fund, Goldhirsh Foundation, Andy Stern, Tom Matzzie, Serkan Piantino, Hemant Taneja, Felicia Wong, and Albert Wenger. The Hopewell Fund acts as our fiscal sponsor.

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Initial grant recipients include American Center, Center for Popular Democracy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, GiveDirectly, the Roosevelt Institute, and the Niskanen Center.

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