Over the past two days, NABIG Congress participants have heard from and asked questions of researchers, activists, community organizers, elected officials from municipal, state, and federal governments - both from the United States and Canada, artists, and philanthropists - all working to strengthen the knowledge base of the potential impact of basic income guarantee policies and to promote consideration of passage and implementation of the same. There has been an exponential growth of public discussion, press coverage, pilots, social media buzz focused on basic income, and the prospect of an actual basic income policy to be passed by government - either local or federal - no longer seems out of reach. In fact, in the US, the recent passage of a federal refundable child tax credit is seen as a basic income for families with children. Panelists will discuss a strong focus on coalition building, well coordinated and aligned strategies for organizing and lobbying, tight communication networks between pilots and other research and grassroots activists, and regular and sustained collaboration, as one of the keys to this success. Addressing the three themes of the NABIG Congress - knowledge, activism, policy - panelists will offer rich examples of the coalition building and coordinated efforts that established and maintained this close alignment, and share their reflections on how to build a movement to others hoping to get involved.
Ken Yang, UBI Works
Jenna Van Draanen, co-chair of the Basic Income Canada Network
Stacey Rutland, Founder of Income Movement
Madeline Neighly, Director of Guaranteed Income at Economic Security Project
Gisele Huff, President of the Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity
John Ma, Level Up, Ground Game LA
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