Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Thursday promised to donate $3 million to a collation of mayors advocating for a federal guaranteed income. Dorsey’s donation will help a network of mayors in 15 cities battle the economic effects of thepandemic.
“This is one tool to close the wealth and income gap, level systemic race and gender inequalities and create economic security for families,” Dorsey said on Twitter.
Tech companies have taken a high profile in COVID-19 relief efforts. Apple hasand Samsung is providing funding and medical supplies as well as , among several other efforts.
Dorsey announced in April that he’llto fund relief for , the disease caused by the . After the pandemic passes, he added, the money will fund girls’ health and education, as well as universal basic income.
Dorsey has also committed $1 million to Masks For The People, an effort to deliver face masks, hand sanitizer and testing kits to the “incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, violence interrupters, elderly in our community, and most vulnerable black and brown loved ones in urban and rural communities.”