Guaranteed Basic Income Name*: Email*: Street Address*: City*: Zip*: Message*: Dear Chair Wilson, Sen. Kauffman, Sen. Frame, and Sen. Nguyen, Thank you for hearing Senate Bill 6196 (Evergreen Basic Income Pilot) in the Human Services Committee. Thank you, Sen. Kauffman, for bringing forward this bill and Sen. Nguyen for your leadership ensuring the feasibility study was completed. Thanks to this hearing, I was able to read about GBI in the news and share it with my friends and family. https://washingtonstatestandard.com/2024/01/30/cash-payments-for-wa-residents-lawmakers-propose-basic-income-pilot-program/?emci=70e95a03-f9bf-ee11-b660-002248223197&emdi=44bf78df-4fc0-ee11-b660-002248223197&ceid=75664 We are grateful for the opportunity to speak about solving the problem of poverty in our state through unconditional, unrestricted cash payments and know you understand the struggles so many of our community members are facing. Right now, there are over 1.7 million people in our state who can’t pay for basic needs like rent, food, and healthcare. A guaranteed basic income (GBI) would get monthly cash payments to people so that Washingtonians can pay their bills and support their families with dignity and freedom. We look forward to continued work with you to advance GBI in our state. Thank you again for your time and consideration! Thank you!