State of Louisiana Archives: on Welfare & Poverty


Adrian Perkins: Supports UBI as "Mayors for a Guaranteed Income"

[Stockton Mayor Michael] Tubbs in 2018 launched the Economic Empowerment Demonstration, otherwise known as the SEED Project, with one goal: give 125 people $500 a month for 18 months and see if improves their living situations. And it appears to have worked: People receiving the money spent nearly 40% of it on food; about 24% went to sales and merchandise; 11% went to utility bills, and 9% went to auto repairs and fuel. The rest went to a combination of medical expenses, insurance, donations, education and more.

Nearly two years after launching the program, Tubbs announced another milestone in the country's quest for Universal Basic Income: a coalition of 11 city mayors, collectively known as Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. The coalition include Tubbs, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Adrian Perkins, mayor of Shreveport, La., [and several others].

Source: ABC-TV-10 on 2020 Louisiana Senate race Jun 30, 2020

Antoine Pierce: Advocate for universal basic income

Andrew Yang's nonprofit, Humanity Forward, tweeted their support for Mr. Pierce's campaign:

@HumanityForward: We are proud to endorse @AntoinePierce for Senate in Louisiana! At heart, Antoine is an activist and community organizer. He's a non-profit leader and lover of the arts. As a student of MLK's work, Antoine has been an advocate for UBI since his school days. Let's fight for him!

Humanity Forward cited Mr. Pierce's commitment to a universal basic income.

Source: Humanity Forward 2020 Louisiana Senate endorsements Jun 11, 2020

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