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SWITZERLAND: ‘National Campaign for Unconditional Basic Income’ launched

A new organisation has been launched in Switzerland called the National Campaign for Unconditional Basic Income.

The new organisation aims to be a national co-ordinating body, allowing more efficient use of people, networks and resources to promote Basic Income. The founding of the group comes as federal elections and a national referendum on Basic Income approach next year.

Other Basic Income advocacy groups already exist and will continue to exist in Switzerland, such as Géneration-RBI (Romandie), BIEN-CH (nationwide) and Arbeitsgruppe Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen (Grisons) amongst others, however the new group will be a national co-ordination body, allowing greater co-operation and efficiency between groups. The group’s committee comprises members from different regions of the country.

The group will initially focus on communication and fund-raising to spread their message, including a leaflet which will be available shortly.

The group’s website is not yet online but it is possible to subscribe to the group here (Fr).

For further information, see:

Language: French
Ralph Kundig, “La campagne nationale pour le revenu de base inconditionnel est lancée”, BIEN-CH, 24 May 2015

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  • As the Brazilian Senator (1991-2014) who was responsible for the Law 10.835/2004 that introduces gradualy a Citizen’s Basic Income, Unconditionally, under the Executive Criteria, taking into account first those most in need, until one day becomes unconditional and equal to all residents of Brazil, I congratulate all in Switzerland that are in favor of the Unconditional Basic Income. Today I am the Municipal Secretary of Human Rights and Citizenship in São Paulo. I will be in Genéve next September 20/21 to participate in a meeting of the United Nations Organization. I will be happy to have a contact with you. You may reach me at; or cel.: 55-11-97369-9295

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