• Monthly payments of no less than $2,000.00 (with at least $500/ month for each additional dependent child, elderly, disabled or ill person.)
  • This income will give families the ability to decide whether to pay for child care and pursue other work or perform the caregiving duties themselves. 
  • This payment should not go to the head of the household automatically. Instead each family will designate a primary caregiver to receive the money, giving them economic power in the household.  
  • Unlike a Universal Basic Income, this is waged work
  • This is not to replace any current benefits such as SNAP or Section-8 Housing.  
  • Along with Universal Healthcare, Universal Paid Family Leave, and Universal Child Care, a Care Income would help shift economic power toward caregivers. 
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