VIDEOS: Basic Income LA on Homelessness, Domestic Violence
The group Basic Income Los Angeles has lately been producing short videos to spread awareness of basic income.
One feature interviews homeless individuals in LA’s Skid Row — a neighborhood known for its large homeless population — about what they would do with a basic income. Another highlights the benefits of a basic income for sufferers of domestic violence, many of whom are trapped in abusive relationships due to financial necessity.
Los Angeles has been recently active in the basic income movement, hosting a Create-a-Thon in April of this year. Democratic mayoral candidate Frantz Pierre, who has assisted with the production of the videos, is a supporter of basic income and has made it part of his policy agenda in the campaign.
Watch the videos here…
“Basic Income LA: What would a homeless person do with $1,500/month?“, YouTube; published on July 3, 2016.
“Basic Income: A Way Out of Domestic Violence“, YouTube; published on August 7, 2016.
Skid Row photo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Gilbert Mercier
Reviewed by Genevieve Shanahan
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