Ian Schlakman, Green Party candidate for Congress in Maryland’s Second Congressional District, has made the Basic Income Guarantee a major issue in his campaign. The Green Party has included Basic Income on its platform since 2004, but most candidates have not made it such a central issue as Schlakman has.
He uses the term Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) and describes it as “Social Security for all,” arguing that the young need as much security for the old and that we need to “Think BIG.” He also supports internet freedom, a $15-per-hour minimum wage, and universal health care.
Schlakman discusses BIG:
More information about his candidacy is available:
- On his campaign website
- And in the following article: Maryland Green Party, “Ian Schlakman Announces Campaign for United States House, District 2,” Maryland Green Party, January 16, 2014