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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 …

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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 …

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65% of Americans support monthly $2,000 COVID stimulus payments, new poll shows

Sixty-five percent of respondents say they’d support recurring $2,000 checks, an idea still advocated by Sens. Ed Markey and …

© Al Drago/Reuters Senators Kelly Loeffler (R., Ga.) and David Perdue (R., Ga.), wave during a campaign event in Milton, Ga., December 21, 2020.

This Pollster Thinks GOP Opposition to $2,000 Checks May Have Cost Republicans the Senate

For Republican pollster Robert Cahaly, December 23 was the day “the bottom fell out” for the GOP in the …

©Carolyn Kaster/AP President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, as he campaigns for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.

Biden says electing Georgia’s Ossoff and Warnock would lead to $2,000 stimulus checks

“The debate over $2,000 isn’t some abstract debate in Washington, it’s about real lives. Your lives, the lives of …

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) heads o the house floor on December 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump signed a COVID relief bill and government funding bill into law Sunday night, averting a government shutdown.  
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With two-thirds support, House passes bill to raise relief check amount from $600 to $2,000

BY KATHRYN WATSON The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday voted to pass a bill to increase the $600 stimulus …