“[California’s] pilot projects could help restructure our state economy into one that prioritizes shared prosperity over the hoarding of individual wealth. But to create meaningful change at the macro level, the baton must be passed to our federal leaders.
Stockton and Oakland’s philanthropically funded pilots were the important first leg of this relay race. One of the biggest shifts over the past year is the understanding that philanthropy cannot sustain widespread state or national guaranteed income programs – that’s the job of government.”
By Libby Schaaf, mayor of Oakland and Michael Tubbs, former mayor of Stockton and the governor’s adviser for economic mobility and opportunity