Hello and thank you for your incredible support these past months!
Yes, it’s really me. I used to write every email for the campaign in the early days - though the ‘mailing list’ back then was my gmail contact list.
Now there are over 860,000 people on this list - 431,000 of whom donated to my campaign - and millions who have expressed support for our vision for the country. It’s hard to believe how much we’ve grown. I missed writing these emails!
On a personal level, post-campaign life has taken some getting used to. I love spending time with my kids. I am eating better. But I miss the amplified humanity of the trail.
Our campaign grew so much because we had a clearer diagnosis of the problems that face our country and a real vision for how to solve them.
Those problems haven’t gone anywhere. Neither have we.
One of the things I’m proudest of is how the campaign seemed to transcend politics. It drew in people who weren’t typically engaged. Its solutions appealed to people on both sides of the aisle. It focused on substance not sound bites.
The movement we have built has just begun and will now evolve.
I am very proud to announce a brand new organization, Humanity Forward. It is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit dedicated to redefining the future of work and making the ideas of the campaign a reality, including universal basic income, human-centered capitalism, and data as a property right.
It will do this in 3 ways:
Launching and supporting projects and pilots that demonstrate the power and practicality of our ideas in real life;
Providing resources to political candidates who embrace universal basic income and other aligned policies at every level; and
Activating new voters and the politically disengaged, particularly young people and the economically marginalized.
Much of this will involve media and messaging. We are starting a podcast and have many other exciting content ideas that we believe can help people understand automation and connect with our vision for the future. If you like content, you will love Humanity Forward.
Running for president has been the journey of my life. But we can do many things even better now than what we could do as a campaign.
This movement would not be possible without you, but this is only the beginning. And now, it’s time to build our movement for universal basic income, human-centered capitalism, and data as a property right.
I can’t do this without you - that’s why you are one of the first people I’m personally asking to refocus on our mission with the same passion, energy, and dedication you brought during our campaign into this next chapter to move humanity forward. If you can donate $25, $50, $100, or more today to help us launch Humanity Forward into the world, I would be incredibly grateful.
As a fun way to recognize your support - and to remind the world that it’s still me - I will personally give $1,000 a month for a year to one donor who donates in the month of March. We will make you social media famous too. 😃
When I embarked on this journey, I could only dream of having an active, creative, passionate community fighting alongside me. That community is growing. We can give ourselves the chance to accomplish our highest, most ambitious goals.
We can move humanity forward, and I can’t wait to get started. I hope you will join us in this new chapter of the same fight.