The group, “Mayors for a Guaranteed Income,” was founded in June by Mayor Michael D. Tubbs of Stockton, California and the Economic Security Project.
Sixteen mayors in total have joined in its mission to advocate for a guaranteed income program.
But the idea for a guaranteed income in the United States has been around for much longer.
Guaranteed income pilot programs are already underway in places across the United States, including in Tubbs’ city of Stockton.
In explaining the merits of a guaranteed income, Morse used the example of parents who may be struggling to care for their children while simultaneously trying to make ends meet.