Hello international UBI friends!
We are happy to say that The Second Annual Basic Income March is scheduled this year for Sept. 19. With COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, Income Movement knows this year is going to look a little different than last year’s first Basic Income March. But having countries around the world come together on one day this year to mark the amazing progress the Basic Income community has made feels very important. So we’ve been working hard for the past few months creating tools that UBI advocates throughout the world can use to plan appropriate, successful events in your cities and towns. By targeting Sept 19, the March will be the culminating event of the international Basic Income Week.
As you know, the first Basic Income March last year was an epic success. There were 30 Basic Income March events in 30 cities, and a total of 10,000 people marched in events big and small! Together, we attracted a lot of attention to the movement; as a result, we have even more support from sponsors and partners this year. We are reaching out to all of you with an invitation to find the event closest to you and get involved; and, if there is no event in your town or nearby, to invite you to create one. We would love to have you join us in planning an amazing global action for 2020.
A few important tools we want to share with you:
- Basic Income March website: we have re-launched the website. Go check it out. It has important information – including options for a variety of different types of events you could organize to address social distancing requirements in your community. Income Movement is dedicated to providing the tools and assets needed to make a variety of event types a success this year. We will continue to add resources to the website over the coming weeks including social media assets, new signs, and more. https://www.basicincomemarch.com/
- Weekly check ins: We have a weekly support meeting every Thursday at 10am EST for our global March organizers, to help you all in your event planning! In that meeting we walk through tools, assets, and info on how to use the event organizing tool for the March (see info below). We stand ready to help you. The next weekly meeting is July 30th.
- Organizing tool: We are using a new tool this year to help manage and track all events across the globe, to improve collaboration and so cities can benefit from Income Movement promotion of this global event. Action Network allows for each host to create an account for free and then add their event to the larger Basic Income March event map. Events will show up on the map and participants can search and find the event closest to them and sign up to attend. The tool allows each host to send emails and communicate with their attendees to send printable signs or important info about the event. It is a great tool!
We are very excited about the 2020 Basic Income March and know that this is going to be a highlight of 2020–not only in UBI circles but in the larger community, so in need of receiving a consistent recurring income, and also so in need of hearing the message of solidarity that is intrinsic to Universal Basic Income.
Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any immediate questions or want help to create an event on the map. Otherwise, we look forward to welcoming you at the next Zoom meeting on the 30th of july 2020
Very truly yours,