We’re committed to making our economy work for all Americans.

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

Adam Werbach

Former President, Sierra Club

Ai-Jen Poo

Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Albert Wenger

Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

Alicia Garza

Andrew McCollum

Andy Stern

Former President, Service Employees International Union

Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO, New America

Bill Wielechowski

Alaska State Senator

Brishen Rogers

Associate Professor, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Camila Thorndike

Co-founder, Our Climate & Carbon Pricing Coordinator, CCAN

Carmen Rojas

CEO, The Workers Lab

Chris Hughes

Co Founder, Facebook

Connie Razza

Director of Campaigns, Center for Popular Democracy

Courtney Martin


Dan O'Sullivan

Basic Income Action

David Rolf

President, SEIU 775

David Thigpen

Research Affiliate Institute for the Future

Derek Slater

Policy Strategist

Dorian Warren

Fellow, Roosevelt Institute

Douglas Meeks

Professor of Theology, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University

Eldar Shafir

Professor of Behavioral Science and Public Policy, Princeton University

Eli Pariser

Co-CEO, Upworthy

Elizabeth Rhodes

Research Director, Y Combinator Research

Gerald Huff


Gretchen Sisson

Research Sociologist, University of California, San Francisco

H. Luke Shaefer

Co-author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Ian Bassin

Former Associate White House Counsel to President Barack Obama

Ioana Marinescu

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy

James K. Boyce

Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jamil Poonja

Future of Workist

Jane McGonigal

Author and game creator

Jennifer Tescher

President & CEO, CFSI

Jeremy Howard

Founding researcher,

Jeremy Bird

Founding Partner & CEO, 270 Strategies

Jim Pugh

Co-founder, Universal Income Project

Joe Greenstein

Co-founder InnerSpace, former founder/CEO Flixster

John Battelle

EIC + CEO, NewCo

Jon Carson

Former Executive Director, OFA

Jose Quinonez

CEO, Mission Asset Fund

Joseph Sanberg

Chair, Golden State Opportunity

Josh Kline


Josh Fryday

President, Golden State Opportunity

Juliana Bidadanure

Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University

Kaitlyn Krieger

Founders, Future Justice Fund

Kat Taylor

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Beneficial State Bank

Kate McFarland

Basic Income Earth Network

Kati Sipp

Managing Director, National Guestworker Alliance

Kellee Santiago

Co-Founder and Investor, Indie Fund

Konrad Kording

Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University

Larry Cohen

Founder, BuildTheFloor

Lawrence Lessig

Roy L Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard University

Leila Janah

CEO + Founder, Samasoure and LXMI

Leila Pedersen

Engagement Manager, New America California

Lynda Tran

Founding Partner, 270 Strategies

Marcellus Andrews

Professor of Economics, Bucknell University

Marina Gorbis

Executive Director, Institute for the Future

Mark Schmitt

Director of Studies, New America

Mark Gomez

Founder, Leap Forward Project

Matt Krisiloff

Director, Y Combinator Research

Mia Birdsong

Co-Director, Family Story

Michael Stein

Game / AR designer

Michael Faye

Co-founder, GiveDirectly and Segovia

Michael Lewis

Associate Professor, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center

Mike Krieger

Founders, Future Justice Fund

Misha Chellam

Founder, Tradecraft

Molly Haigh

President, Megaphone Strategies

Moshe Y. Vardi

George Distinguished Service Professor, Rice University

Natalie Foster

Fellow, Institute for the Future and New America California

Nathan Schneider

Scholar in Residence of Media Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

Nick Pinkston

Founder & CEO, Plethora

Pedro Domingos

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington

Peter Barnes

Co-Founder Credo Mobile, Author, With Liberty and Dividends For All

Rachel Schneider

co-author, The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty

Rob Reich

Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Robert B. Reich

Former Secretary of Labor and Professor at University of California, Berkeley

Robin Chase

Co-founder Zipcar, Author, Peers Inc

Roland Fryer

Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Ron Carmel

Co-Founder, 2D BOY, Indie Fund

Rose Broome

Co-founder & CEO, HandUp

Roy Bahat

Head, Bloomberg Beta

Russell Klusas

Founder, Tradecraft

Ryan Johnson

Executive Director, State Policy Advisors

Saket Soni

Executive Director, National Guestworker Alliance

Sam Hammond

Niskanen Center, Poverty and Welfare Policy Analyst

Sam Altman

President, Y Combinator

Sandhya Anantharaman

Co-Director, Universal Income Project

Sandra Smith

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California-Berkeley

Sarah Meyohas


Scott Santens

Moderator, /r/BasicIncome

Sean Kline

Director, San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment

Sebastian Johnson

Policy Advocate

Seiji Carpenter

Vice President, David Binder Research

Serkan Piantino

Founder and CEO, Top 1 Networks

Simon Denny


Steve Kest

Senior Advisor, Center for Popular Democracy

Taj James

Co-Director, Movement Strategy Center

Tim Hwang

Co-Founder, Awesome Foundation

Tom Matzzie

CEO, CleanChoice Energy

Tom Begich

Alaska State Senator - Elect

Trevor Paglen


Tristan Roberts

Activist, Basic Income America

Vinitha Watson

Founder & Executive Director of Zoo Labs

Will Wilkinson

Vice President for Policy, Niskanen Center

Yochai Benkler

Professor, Harvard Law School and Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society

john a powell

Director of Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Additional Signatories

Aaron Kinnari

Aaron Taylor

Adam Pumm

Co founder

Adam Smiley Poswolsky


Alan Joseph Williams

Product Manager

Code for America



AI Engineer & Evangelist

Catherine Reisenwitz

Sex and the State

Charles Robol

Executive Director

Free Content Hub

Chris Messina

Chris Cassidy

Chris Cormier Maggiano


Cormier & Co

Colin Murphy

Climate Policy Advocate

Curt Welch

AI Researcher

Self employed

D. JoAnne Swanson

Writer and Founder

Rethinking the Job Culture

Dan Murphy

Dan Ancona


Dan Johnson


Campaign Filer

Dana Burch

Common Equity

Dave Sorensen

Executive Director

Double Play Consulting

David Ryal Anderson

Social Entrepreneur & Nonprofit Technology Consultant

Deanna Robertson


Eliot Gray Fisher


Eric Braband

Eric Hosemann

Evan Newton

Video Game Director

Gabor Melli


Gary Yates

Genevieve Powers

Genevieve Powers

Genevieve Powers

Gershon Bialer

Gina Clayton

Founder & Executive Director

Essie Justice Group

Greg Slepak


okTurtles Foundation

Gregory Tippett

San Francisco Zen Center

Isaac Grove

J. Patrick Lanigan

Jaclyn Smith-Moore

Web Developer

Jake Putsch



James Palmer

James Palmer Palmer

Jerome Davis

Concerned Citizen

Jessica Jackley

Jill Weiss

John Griffin


Jon Walker

Policy analyst

Jose Mora Lopez

Joshua Kriegel

Boston University School of Medicine

Judy Goldberg

June Lin

Justin Schafer

Product Manager


Karl Widerquit

Associate Professor at SFS-Qatar

Georgetown University

Keerat Pannu

Keith Kurson

Web Developer and Researcher

Code for America

Kevin Gomez

Fellow and Contributor


Kosar Jahani

Lance Foss


Liane Gale


BIGMN - Basic Income Guarantee MN, BIWAG (Basic Income Women Action Group)

Lora Wedge


Video Maker

Max Ghenis

Michael Howard

Professor of Philosophy, University of Maine, Coordinator of USBIG Network

Michael Woodson


Morgaine Swann

Morgan Aitken-Young


Neil Bhandari


Niclas Holtappels


Nikki Goodson

Philip Bradford

SEIU Disabilities Caucus

Priya Kothari



Raf Noboa y Rivera

Progressive Activist & Writer

Regina O'Vonnor

Community Organizer


Rob Magnusson

Robin Ketelaars


Basic Income Europe

Rusty Shackleford

Domicile Engineer

Ruth Sappelt

Salomon Konig


Talisman Family Alliance

Sara Ziff

Sara Fenske Bahat

Senior Lecturer in Economics

California College of Art

Satwik Seshasai

Chief Technology Officer


Scott Palmer

Partner at PGM

Sean Eldridge

Shanna Nasiri


Nasiri Foundation

Stephen Mallik

Founder:, Chairman:

MooS Foundation, ArtiE Labs Inc.

Stephen Mallik

Founder:, Chairman:

MooS Foundation, ArtiE Labs Inc.

Steve Pepple

Product Designer


Steven Johnson


Susan Milton


The Barefoot Alliance

Susan Hobart

Susan Windle


Thorbjørn Lindeijer


Tikva Morowati

Topher Hunt

Web developer

Tyler Prochazka

Features Editor

Basic Income Earth Network

Varun Deshpande

Zach Hoover

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