We find ourselves in unprecedented times. We have long been experiencing an economic crisis, a healthcare crisis, a housing crisis and more. All have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Income Movement is helping lead a grassroots movement that demands our government puts the economic health and wellbeing of people first as we chart the course for recovery and beyond. Congress must pass guaranteed basic income legislation to ensure people have a financial floor to stand on and the dignity to not just survive, but thrive.
At the heart of all of these issues is the economy. Money is power. And far too little money is flowing into the hands of the people.
In the wake of the pandemic, we have millions of people experiencing unprecedented economic hardship. People are going hungry, being evicted from their homes, and struggling to deal with the financial devastation they have endured. Now is the time to demand more from our elected officials. Basic income is the solution to protecting our people from future economic volatility. Call. Write Tell Congress, they are on notice and that they must support people now.
With every passing month comes another round of rent checks utility bills, and childcare costs. The expanded Child Tax Credit, getting distributed monthly, is a lifeline for millions of families..
We must demand our Congresspeople prioritize protecting the Child Tax Credit as they finalize the Build Back Better legislation.
The expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a guaranteed income for families with children — families are receiving monthly checks up to $300 for each of their children, benefiting over 65 million kids — almost 90 percent of all American children. This will cut child poverty in half. But right now, this groundbreaking policy is only going to last through the end of the year. Tell Congress that this financial lifeline for children and families must be permanent. Sign the petition.SIgn the petition
Your Representative and Senators take notice when their constituents call them, and they need to hear from us in this urgent moment. This link will take you to a tool that will connect you directly to them, and includes some key points and a script to follow! Flooding their phones is an important action we can do to make them prioritize protecting and extending this expanded Child Tax Credit.Call Now
Local, state, and federal legislators pay attention to the published letters in the Letters to the Editor section of large local papers. This is how they understand the priorities of their constituents. It is also a way to communicate your priorities with your community. Write a letter to your local paper about why you think direct cash to people is important for recovery and beyond. We have a tool that makes submitting easy!tools to help
The fight for direct cash and guaranteed income must happen at all levels of government. Grassroots can have a huge impact on local leadership, who can in turn influence elected officials at the state and federal level. From this truth, the 100 Mayors for Guaranteed Income Campaign is born.
The campaign is designed for constituents across the country to petition their Mayors, urging them to support guaranteed income.Through direct and public pressure, we can get 100 new Mayors to support Guaranteed Income and influence federal legislation.
During the summer of 2020, people in cities across the country participated in the Shake Up Congress Protest and Car Parade and delivered The People's Stimulus demands to Congresspeople's homes and offices. These efforts were in support of $2000 recurring payments to people during this crisis. A clear message was sent: Congress must do more to support people so we are safe and healthy during this pandemic.
If you think Congress should do better, you must take time to tell them now. Ask that they bail out people, not big businesses and corporations.