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NEW ORLEANS, LA, US: Local basic income group begins to hold monthly meetings

A new local basic income group in the United States–based in New Orleans (a.k.a. the “BIG Easy”)–was formed in summer 2017 and is currently holding monthly meetings.

The group is led by Scott Santens, a well-known basic income write and advocate as well as the treasurer of BIEN’s US affiliate, US Basic Income Guarantee, Inc (USBIG).

Meetings are currently being held on the last Wednesday of every month, with discussion oriented around the general topic of what can be done to advance basic income on both local and national levels.

For more information and updates, see the New Orleans Basic Income Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/New-Orleans-Basic-Income-Meetup/.

In additional to nationwide networks like USBIG and Basic Income Action, the US is home to several basic income advocacy groups that are active on a local level, including groups based in New York, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Seattle.


Photo: the street where the New Orleans basic income meet-ups are being held (photographed by Kate McFarland during the New Orleans Basic Income Create-a-thon).

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Kate has previously made a living as a professional student, with her most recent academic interests including philosophy of language and pragmatics. She has been a writer and reporter for Basic Income News since March 2016, and she received an Economic Security Project grant work 2017 in support of her work. She also accepts donations on Patreon (although she is in the process of moving to a platform for one-time donations), where she explains a little more about her role in the UBI community.

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