The Importance of a Diverse Policy Landscape in Early Stage Movement Building: State of the Work, and Next Areas to Pursue

In the early stages of movement building, having a broad range of policy efforts is critical: different policy efforts can help inform design requirements, be a forcing function for tool and infrastructure design, and provide opportunities for the public and politicians alike to engage with the ideas behind basic income and its role in transforming the economy and society. This plenary will highlight the current work being done in the policy space, including the opportunities these different efforts provide for informing potential north star federal policy, as well as begin to identify gaps in knowledge or open questions we need to answer to better lay the groundwork for a national basic income.