Jason Mackey

Jason Mackey

President
Progressive Research Group, Inc.

Jason is a Boston-based entrepreneur, startup investor, and progressive Democrat passionate about economic equality. Jason founded his first company at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009. Since then, he has built nearly a dozen companies across five industries and two continents. Currently, Jason is Co-Managing Partner at Athenian Capital, a Cambridge-based venture capital firm investing in founders advancing the development and adoption of web3 and frontier technologies. Jason founded Progressive Research Group, Inc. - UBI NOW! - because he believes no American should live in poverty. A basic income can go a long way at keeping all Americans secure in their homes, reducing the effects of mental illness, and fostering entrepreneurship. Jason is committed to making a Universal Basic income an economic reality nationwide.


Alex Newman

Alex Newman

Secretary
Progressive Research Group, Inc.

Alex is a licensed mental health counselor with a Masters in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. Alex has witnessed first hand how financial security is a fundamental need for people’s sense of wellbeing. This is why he endorses UBI to reduce the strain and stress that comes from not meeting people’s basic needs which hinders people’s ability to live productive and healthy lives. It is his hope that implementing UBI can begin to move both society and individuals towards developing a healthier and more stable sense of safety and wellbeing.

Kevin Capetenelis

Kevin Capetenelis

Board Member
Progressive Research Group, Inc.

Kevin earned his Juris Doctor and LLM degrees from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He also holds tertiary degrees in Intelligence Operations and Political Science. Starting his post-law school career with the Social Security Administration, Kevin saw first-hand the dire need for modernization of US social programs. The SSA administers the SSI program that is sometimes called “welfare.” Mr Capetanelis observed that more is spent on hiring medical professionals, fraud detectors, and administrative overhead than is doled out in many of these programs. Kevin served as an Intelligence Analyst in the US Army. His career has ranged from federal employment to private sector work in contract law. Boston is his home.