Tag: Covid 19 relief

Richmond, Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney speaks on December 10, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Meet the mayors pushing for basic income in 30 cities across the U.S.

Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, sometimes called “MGI,” was founded in June 2020 by founded by then-mayor of Stockton, …

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Direct cash payments have been critical for Colorado families — Congress must pass more

Coloradans need real relief now. The more we can do to support struggling families and help boost our local …

Martin Luther King Jr.(Photo by Unseen Histories.)

A $2,000 Check Is a Good Start, but Struggling Americans Need $2,000 Every Month

Dr. King taught us that direct cash payments are a smart response to poverty and mass unemployment. In this …

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang isn't staying on the sidelines of the economic relief debate. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Yang’s Humanity Forward wants $2,000 coronavirus relief checks split into four monthly payments of $500

But Biden, who’s expected to offer more details of his plan Thursday, seems inclined to get the funds distributed …

A basic income introduced early in the pandemic would have reduced pressure on employees to go to work even if they were sick, says Evelyn Forget. Photo by Ashwini Chaudhary.

How Universal Basic Income Could Save Lives in a Pandemic

Emergency benefits showed the value of ensuring all Canadians are guaranteed enough money to meet basic needs. Opinion by: …

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Pandemic fatigue is more about lack of sufficient resources than lack of personal responsibility

Terms like “covidiots” have become almost as familiar as “pandemic fatigue,” feeding into a widespread narrative of blame whereby …

Melvin Carter, mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Credit: Scott Takushi

Saint Paul mayor: Now that Democrats are in control, let’s really help struggling Americans

Laying the foundation for a more inclusive and resilient economy: “While the vaccine can reduce our likelihood to contract …