Our Mission and Vision:
Basic Income Action is a nonprofit organization with chapters across the United States. Our mission is to win a basic income for all by educating and organizing people to take action.
We envision a world where basic economic security is guaranteed, and everyone has enough money to live with dignity. We envision a society that is truly committed to the American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — with a government that provides everyone with the basic income we need to ensure these rights.
We aim to extend and advance the successful efforts of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, USBIG, which was founded in December 1999. We also work closely with the Basic Income Earth Network, BIEN.
Our Nonprofit Board Members:
Ian Schlakman is a technology expert and a community organizer in Baltimore City. Ian has worked in the education, healthcare and new economy field for the past 15 years.
Diane R. Pagen is a social policy analyst and a social worker in New York and has been doing both since 2004. She is also a part-time lecturer of social policy at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work. She is co-author with Theresa Funiciello of The Adventures of Carrie Giver: The Cost of Caring, a policy advocacy comic book, and an author of various articles on social policy and problems.
Victor Chudnovsky is a physicist by training and is currently a software engineer for a major Fortune 100 tech company. Victor has a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT and currently lives in Seattle, WA.
Dan O'Sullivan is a communications specialist who has worked for labor, community and student organizations for the past 23 years.
Our Advisory Board:
Join Us for our next Movie Night in NYC - May 11th
May 03, 2017
Basic Income NYC Movie Night!
March 05, 2017
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July 15, 2016
Poverty - lack of heat, lack of rent, plenty of shame & humiliation
February 02, 2017