Open Letter to Gwinnett Mayors and BOC Chair: Join the Guaranteed Income Coalition

Keisha Lance Bottoms And Other Mayors To Explore Guaranteed Income Programs To Address Economic Insecurity

Dear Mayor Linda Blechinger (Auburn), Mayor Lois D. Salter (Berkely Lake), Mayor Bill Orr (Braselton), Mayor Trey King (Dacula), Mayor Nancy Harris (Duluth), Mayor Allison Wilkerson (Grayson), Mayor David Still (Lawrenceville), Mayor Tim Dunn (Lilburn), Rey Martinez (Loganville), Mayor Craig Newton (Norcross), Mayor Mike Mason (Peachtree Corners), Mayor Barbara Bender (Snellville), Mayor Steve Edwards (Sugar Hill), Mayor Jimmy Burnette (Suwanee) and Commissioner Charlotte Nash, Chairman, Gwinnett Board of Commissioners.

In the wake of COVID-19 and vast income insecurity, a new coalition of mayors is looking into providing cash payment programs to residents in their municipalities. 

Mayors for a Guaranteed Income is a network of mayors advocating for a guaranteed income to ensure that all Americans have an income floor. The brave leaders are:

  • Newark Mayor Ras Baraka
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Compton Mayor Aja Brown
  • Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
  • Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs
  • Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba
  • St. Paul, Minnesota Mayor Melvin Carter
  • Shreveport, Louisiana Mayor Adrian Perkins
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
  • Tacoma, Washington Mayor Victoria Woodards
  • Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Stephen Benjamin and others .

The Mayors for a Guaranteed Income coalition are committed to realizing “Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s economic dream” of cash-based policies and exploring the possibility of guaranteed income programs for the more than 7 million American residents of their cities. This coalition of mayors are interested in exploring the feasibility of a guaranteed income program in their respective communities. 

To address income insecurity in Gwinnett County, Black Gwinnett Magazine and the Black Chamber of Commerce are asking each mayor and county chairperson in the county to join The Mayors for Guaranteed Income coalition.

Here is a link to get more information on the coalition and join today.

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