In summary Mayors for a Guaranteed Income is the brainchild of Michael Tubbs, the 29-year-old mayor of Stockton, California.
As lawmakers across the country craft emergency relief policies and disburse cash benefits, many are finding that Stockton’s guaranteed income experiment has a lot to teach.
In that way, Samra said guaranteed income pilots are a way to offer reparations to the communities most affected by institutional racism.
Many oppose guaranteed income projects, saying they deter people from working.
“If there’s one silver lining to this pandemic, it’s that policymakers are more open to transformative changes like guaranteed income,” said Schaaf.