Progressive Issues Forum: Economic Security for All - A Case for Universal Basic Income

People's Alliance hopes you'll join us for this conversation with Andy Stern, the former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). During this conversation, Stern will share his vision of Universal Basic Income as a solution for economic insecurity and folks will have the opportunity to connect with community members for discussions about how these ideas apply to our work in Durham. 

Advances in technology are creating the next economy and enabling us to make things/do things/connect with others in smarter, cheaper, faster, more effective ways. But the price of this progress has been a decoupling of the engine of prosperity from jobs that have been the means by which people have ascended to (and stayed in) the middle class.

The foundation of economic prosperity for all Americans, Stern believes, is a universal basic income. Stern explores this idea in his new book, Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream. The idea of a universal basic income for all Americans is controversial but American attitudes are shifting. Stern has been a game changer throughout his career, and his next goal is to create a movement that will force the political establishment to take action against something that many on both the right and the left believe is inevitable. Stern’s plan is bold, idealistic, and challenging—and its time has come.

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE (for children ages 2 and older): If you need childcare during this event, please email pa@durhampa.org to let us know the age(s) of your child(ren).

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Please note that there will be a business meeting from 6:30-7:00pm to discuss and approve the 2017 Board slate and review and pass the 2017 budget.

WHEN
December 08, 2016 at 7pm - 9pm
WHERE
Center for Responsible Lending
302 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
United States
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CONTACT
Carl Rist ·
102 RSVPS
Emily Kahn Rhyne Gulley Michael Young Ryan Sturmer mark paul tom miller Sagar Patel Dan Goetz Forrest Hinton Marilyn Hartman Matthew Clark Samuel Bagg Daniel Ray Jeremy Rist Claire O'Brien Tom Stern Lauren Dodson Sarah Bill Lisa Chinn Mary White Mark Hellman Brian Carrigan Dick Chady Magaretha Herman David Winski Joseph Fleming Nate Baker Erin Thacker Eric Cannon Troy Cole Jack van Dijk chantelle fisher-borne Emily Cox Laurie Fox

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Emily Kahn
Rhyne Gulley
Michael Young
Ryan Sturmer
mark paul
tom miller
Sagar Patel
Dan Goetz
Forrest Hinton
Marilyn Hartman
Matthew Clark
Samuel Bagg
Daniel Ray
Jeremy Rist

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