Charles Booker is a lifelong Kentuckian raised in a poor section of Louisville. In 2018, he was elected to the State House, becoming the youngest black state legislator in 90 years. He has championed voting rights, labor laws, and criminal justice, and passed bipartisan legislation to help Kentuckians get insulin in emergencies. Charles is a proud supporter of Universal Basic Income.
Melquiades Gagarin is a Queens native, a community organizer, a father of three, and a lifelong advocate who is running for Congress in New York’s Sixth Congressional District. He is a bold, progressive fighter unbeholden to the political establishment. Mel is a proud supporter of universal basic income.
Dr. Robbie Goldstein is a primary care physician, infectious disease specialist, and candidate for Congress. He has served on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and witnessed how this crisis has compounded existing inequalities and made it even harder for people to get by. Robbie supports a universal basic income and is running to bring a fresh perspective and bold leadership to Congress.
Jonathan Herzog is an organizer, educator, and advocate of universal basic income whose primary goal is to ensure a federal system is in place for every American to receive $1000 per month, as a direct countermeasure to job displacement due to automation.
James Felton Keith is an ethicist, engineer, educator, economist, entrepreneur, and an ethnographer who has most recently been working in policy advocacy. He led the establishment of The Data Union, a coalition of orgs working towards personal data ownership. JFK is strong leader in the basic income movement.
David is an attorney, author, and community activist running against an establishment Democrat. He is running to pass basic income and medicare for all, relieve student debt, and eradicate poverty for all. David Kim won enough votes to move on to the general election in November.
After 6 years of service in the USAF, Blair returned to civilian life to discover that the deck is stacked against us. Blair lives to serve, it’s what led her to the Air Force and it’s what’s motivating her to run for office now. She cannot sit on the sidelines witnessing suffering if she feels there’s something she can do to alleviate it. Blair is a strong proponent of universal basic income.
Mckayla Wilkes is a mother, activist, and public servant. She offers fresh leadership as a young, working-class woman of color. She believes our children’s future, the health of our communities, and the livelihoods of working families are all on the line. She is a proud supporter of universal basic income.
Income Movement organizes and hosts a variety of events, in-person and virtual, large and small, all designed to grow support for basic income and celebrate the progress and work we do as a community in the fight for economic justice. Check out what we have planned and attend an event!
Income Movement has built a coalition of organizations that believe in the need for recurring cash payments to the people during COVID and supports Income Movement's work in creating Congressional Pressure campaigns to get legislation passed. We've made grassroots action easy!