“I think we are as close as we’ve ever been to securing a basic income,” says Congressman Ritchie Torres.
Direct cash policies have experienced a groundswell of support that makes it clear:
If we work hard, the path is there. We can achieve a universal basic income in America. pic.twitter.com/hzPzEkGmMr
— Humanity Forward (@HumanityForward) June 10, 2021
After a year of record anti-Asian hate and violence, the Daily News not only published a racist anti-Asian cartoon, but when called out on it with near universal condemnation from the Asian community, they doubled down. They basically told the Asian community to kick rocks.
— The Matt Skidmore Show (@ZachandMattShow) May 26, 2021
People working at jobs they hate, to prevent themselves from being homeless, is not freedom. That’s why I’m in favor of a generous Universal Basic Income that would give everyone the freedom to do what’s truly meaningful to them.
— Yaron Fishman (@YaronFishman) May 9, 2021
Another personal story making clear why the US needs both universal healthcare and unconditional basic income. Anything can happen anytime to any of us. We need to make sure that medical care costs don’t destroy our ability to afford our most basic needs.
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) May 10, 2021
Kids can’t learn if they’re hungry. @SenSanders, @Ilhan, @RepGwenMoore and I are introducing the Universal School Meals Act to make sure every student can have free meals at school. https://t.co/69m9kYjJNH
— Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (@gillibrandny) May 10, 2021