so much that can happen at the at the local level that that I don't think enough people like appreciate where, you know, if it may sound like you can't you know get your member of Congress or something to do anything. But there's certainly things, like, even another thing that happened in this, this the pandemic was the mayor's for guaranteed income launched and then suddenly that open the Avenue for people to contact their mayor's and encourage them to join this and launched a bunch of
other thing you can do, right? And it is the March, you can yell at your mayor behind. Hey, why aren't you part of Mayors were guaranteed income? And
the way that works is, you know, you get mayor's on board and then suddenly that lends, this idea more Credence. And then also you've got Lake City, council's that are that are looking at this. You've got like, also yesterday was a big day too because California passed the first bill for a publicly-funded like ongoing guaranteed income program which is for foster Youth and that to came from a pilot that started in Santa Clara County that came from the, I'm aboard for the fund, for Humanity, the job board funded for Humanity and that was a pilot that was started. There was just a little pilot for a small group of Youth aging out of the Foster Youth System and that did so well. And also it happened during the pandemic. California little looks at this Rising popularity that again came out of stocked in and they say, well, let's do this Statewide and like a permanent thing to make sure that that those aging out of the Foster Youth System have a basic income for three years and now that's a real thing. Like that is a thing now as of yesterday. So again it's amazing to watch these how it's something can be you know, small grow over time. I'm One Pilot may seem like a small thing, but it can grow into much bigger things, and I think that over time, we're going to see this stuff, get bigger and bigger and all of that lends more momentum to the whole thing to get more people on board, more organizations on board. And then once you get those kind of organizations, then they're putting pressure on the members of Congress that would usually not listen to people. And now, they feel, they have to because the ones who hold influence over them are saying, look, you need to do this and that's really how stuff gets done.
Pro UBI? Contact Your Mayor & Ask About 'Mayors for Guaranteed Income'
A conversation with Scott Santens, the original UBI advocate