The global pandemic has made the economic inequities of our society even more transparent. While ordinary families struggle to pay for their essential needs, the richest have grown their wealth. We can and must design a system that works for everyone.
Join us on September 22nd, 2023 as we bring our communities together for the 5th Annual Basic Income Day of Action. This year, we want to lean into education and leverage the powerful tools of culture change we already have in our community! Films have been an amazing resource for movements to start conversations, change hearts and minds, and connect everyday people to a movement and the ideas behind them.
Join us and be part of film screening parties around the country!
We're on the brink of massive economic upheaval already leaving millions of Americans behind. The system is excluding us.
Universal Basic Income is a means to a healthier, more innovative, and just society. $1,000 per month for every adult in America.
March with us! We owe us.
Our economy is leaving millions behind. Join the people powered movement to send the message that our society and economy needs to evolve to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The NYC Basic Income March will begin in Harlem and finish in the South Bronx. We will march with and hear from leaders including the Andy Stern, Congressional Candidate James Felton Keith, and Hawk Newsome, Chairman of Black Lives Matter.
There are also 27 other marches happening around the world. Join us or start your own!
Get involved. Get inspired. Together, we can make historic change.
The Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity and Income Movement are supplying the critical resources necessary for the success of the 5th Annual Basic Income Day of Action. Both organizations believe that activists, pilot administrators, artists and other organizers must have deep and meaningful support in order to engage local communities. Thank you sponsors!
For the 5th Annual Basic Income Day of Action, our community is coming together to learn, share and dig into the narrative change necessary to get a majority behind the idea of basic income! This year, we’ll host film watch parties across the country, using three powerful films to help reach the hearts and minds of our diverse community and help folks connect with the transformational impacts of basic income. We’re also using this year’s event to boost the movement’s sign-on letter to congress to ask them to support basic income as a means to building a more equitable, sustainable, and just society! If you haven’t yet, you can sign here!
In spring 2020, a global pandemic sent the city of Chelsea, Massachusetts, spiraling into chaos. City leaders, overwhelmed by the high costs of feeding a city and humbled by their own lack of expertise to do so efficiently, came together in a desperate moment with a simple but inspired idea: give people money and let them spend it however they see fit. RAISING THE FLOOR is a moving narrative of the beginning of CHELSEA EATS, the largest basic income pilot in American history: one that gave 2000 individuals and families direct payments of up to $400 a month with no strings attached. (30 minute running time)
Learn more about Raising the Floor.
After losing her job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas, Ruby Duncan joined a welfare rights group of mothers who defied notions of the “welfare queen.” In a fight for guaranteed income, Ruby and other equality activists took on the Nevada mob in organizing a massive protest that shut down Caesars Palace. Based on the book Storming Caesars Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty by Annelise Orleck, the film challenges the pernicious lie of the “Welfare Queen,” and highlights the visionary leadership of low-income grassroots organizers whose courage, tenacity and dreams could not be quashed, against all odds. (86 min running time)
Learn more about Storming Caesar's Palace.
As an urgent response to swelling economic anxiety and wealth inequality in America, comedian Trae Crowder, a.k.a. “The Liberal Redneck,” returns to his rural hometown of Celina, TN to explore the core tenets behind UBI, routine “no strings attached” cash payments. Culminating in a spirited Town Hall, the film examines UBI through diverse stories of perseverance from heartland Americans and firsthand accounts from participants in a groundbreaking basic income pilot program launched in Jackson, MS for Black mothers living in poverty. (56 min running time)
Learn more about Inherent Good.
In spring 2020, a global pandemic sent the city of Chelsea, Massachusetts, spiraling into chaos. City leaders, overwhelmed by the high costs of feeding a city and humbled by their own lack of expertise to do so efficiently, came together in a desperate moment with a simple but inspired idea: give people money and let them spend it however they see fit. RAISING THE FLOOR is a moving narrative of the beginning of CHELSEA EATS, the largest basic income pilot in American history: one that gave 2000 individuals and families direct payments of up to $400 a month with no strings attached.
(30 minute running time)
Income Movement founder Stacey Rutland sat down with some very special guests as a part of our virtual Fireside Chat Series for the 2021 Week of Basic Income. These were 20-minute, one-on-one conversations with key leaders in policy, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and thought leadership.
Organizers are foundational to the basic income march. In 2021, they collaborated to put together a video promotion for the march. Listen to this official invitation from our event organizers to get inspired and excited for the 2022 March!
Cities across the globe