Session Type(s): Caucus/Roundtable
Starts: Thursday, Aug. 2 1:00 PM
Ends: Thursday, Aug. 2 2:15 PM
Basic income – often called UBI, guaranteed income, or Citizen Dividends – will ensure that everyone has money for food, clothes, and shelter, at least. With the income, we’ll also have monthly reminders that we are equal citizens, with a direct stake in creating a more just, peaceful, sustainable, and democratic America.
Sandhya Anantharaman is a Co-Director of the Universal Income Project, where she works to build progressive California strategy for universal basic income. Sandhya leads the Universal Income Project grassroots organizing work, working with hundreds of artists, writers, technologists, and activists to build support for the policy.
Sandhya got her start in politics as a grassroots organizer on the Obama campaign, proceeding to work on Democratic campaigns for Senate, Governor, and Georgia state legislative races. She’s worked with major digital advocacy organizations on analytics and experiments, most recently at Color of Change, and trains on analytics with Wellstone.
Jim Pugh is the founder and CEO of ShareProgress, a social-good startup that’s helping progressive organizations use the power of data and technology to grow their base and win their campaigns. He is a co-founder of the Universal Income Project, and previously served as the Director of Analytics and Development for President Obama’s Organizing for America (OFA) and the Democratic National Committee. Jim has a Ph.D. in distributed robotics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Steven Shafarman is a Life Member of the Basic Income Earth Network, BIEN, and has been on coordinating committee of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, USBIG, since 2000. He is the author of four books about basic income, and is currently completing a new book for publication in early 2019. He lives in Washington DC.