Guaranteed Income Works National Tour
Mayors for a Guaranteed Income
Leading a national advocacy campaign for a guaranteed income across generations and socioeconomic status
The Guaranteed Income Works National Tour amplifies the voices and stories of guaranteed income pilot recipients, sharing their experiences and shedding light on the benefits and existence of such programs in cities and counties throughout the country. The 16-month tour brings together younger and older mayors, elected partners and storytelling recipients from coast to coast to foster intergenerational discussions about the importance of expanding guaranteed income programs and restoring the expanded Child Tax Credit that significantly reduced child poverty rates. To ensure younger and older Americans are involved in the conversation, the campaign will recruit support on college campuses, senior centers and many other places people of all ages gather.
Led by Kathrine Cagat, Research and Program Manager
Kathrine is the Research and Program Manager for Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI). She is passionate about work that empowers communities and strengthens their adaptive capacities.
Kathrine holds a PhD in anthropology and, prior to joining MGI, conducted research on sustainable development and household and community resilience. Kathrine has taught anthropology and human ecology courses in the United States, United Kingdom and South Korea. While in the Philippines, she worked with Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement (SITMo), an organization focused on protecting the Ifugao Rice Terraces and the Ifugao culture as a whole.
Born in the Philippines, Kathrine grew up in the Bay Area and Central Coast California. She enjoys surfing in Pacifica and jazz dance, and can often be spotted at her local boba tea shop.