Switzerland will vote to give all adults guaranteed $2,800 monthly income

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Activists in Switzerland have gathered enough signatures to force a vote on an initiative that would guarantee adults an income of $2,800 a month.

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Copyright 2014 Reuters
Copyright 2014 Reuters

Grassroots organizers were able to collect the 100,000 signatures required to force a referendum on the proposed initiative. The move is the latest by Swiss grassroots activists who are pushing for reforms following the European financial crisis.

Under the proposed plan, all adults would receive an unconditional income of $2,800 a month from the Swiss government. While a date for the referendum has not yet been set, the country holds several referendum votes a year.

Activists dumped 8-million 5-cent coins on Oct. 4-- one coin for each person living in Switzerland-- in the center of the Federal Square outside of Switzerland's parliament in Berne. Copyright 2014 Reuters

Activists dumped 8-million 5-cent coins on Oct. 4-- one coin for each person living in Switzerland-- in the center of the Federal Square outside of Switzerland's parliament in Berne.

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