• Discover Citizen State

    Our mission is simple: to build a world where all can prosper.

     

    Discover the thinking behind this mission below and learn about how we are uniting people, entrepreneurs and nonprofits to fashion a global civil society that benefits everyone.

  • Why Citizen State?

    Our Reason for Being

    Expensive housing, soaring health costs, crippling student loan debt – this is the world in which we live. At Citizen State, we’re offering an alternative and helping everyday people stand tall and fight for a future worth having. Our movement is dedicated to creating a global society in which the basic needs of each citizen are met, so that you can focus on bettering yourself and humanity.

     

    As founders, we all graduated at a time when the world did not look kindly on eager young people ready to make a difference. We went from landlord to landlord, agency to agency, only to consistently find poor quality housing at outrageous prices in cities as diverse as London, New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Our health insurance plans always left us out-of-pocket with substandard care, whilst the ever-present spectre of student debt garnished every paycheck. Meanwhile, we saw that our parents and families were being worked to the bone with no prospect of retirement. It was glaringly clear: something was wrong with the world.

     

    Citizen State envisions a world where we work together for the benefit of all people from all walks of life. We believe in a future where the basics of life are provided sustainably to every citizen so that they can go out into the world and realize their full potential.

  • Our Manifesto

    Citizen State is built on a solid foundation of beliefs and principles that seek to protect our planet and its people. We believe that, with the proper attention, everyone has the potential to flourish and live a good and rewarding life. We pledge to abide by this Manifesto, that it will make us compassionate, strong and free.

    Freedom

    We will emphasize the rights and responsibilities of the individual and the wellbeing of that individual to act according to their political conscience. To that end, we will respect the wishes of individuals while protecting their fundamental rights. We will ensure the right of the Citizen to make competent and educated decisions about their own destiny.

    Fairness

    We will act to ensure a stable existence for all people, endeavoring to provide for their basic needs and campaigning for their protection. To that end, we will focus on the provision of food, housing, healthcare (both physical and mental), education, cultural life and a safe and healthy environment for those who need it most.

    Three Thirds Approach

    We will develop economic systems that benefit all participants and ensure that participants share in the wealth generated by the community. To this end, a portion of the net profit of Citizen State shall be divided, with one-third to be shared among those individuals who contribute to our mission, one-third to be invested in the Citizen State to further develop its potential, and one-third to be given by the Citizen State to enhance the wellbeing of all people.

  • Meet the Team

    The People Behind Citizen State

    Adam Hemmings

    Founder

    Adam Hemmings is the Founder of Citizen State and received his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, respectively.

     

    Adam seeks to bring together the fields of housing, healthcare and education to create a single system that can serve as a model for future development. He additionally works as an academic in cultural heritage law.

    Surprising Fact: Adam is a trained bass-baritone singer. He also experimented with the politics of self-determination, resulting in discussions with 5 national governments.

     

    Email: adam@citizen-state.com

    Twitter: @AdamRHemmings

    Johansen Amin

    Initiatives Director

    Johansen Amin was integral to the genesis of Citizen State and now focuses on the implementation of initiatives across our three major policy areas: homes, healthcare and education.

     

    Holding degrees from the University of Chicago and Stony Brook University (forthcoming), Johansen is dedicated to realizing Citizen State's goals through evidence-based research resulting in systems that work for all people.

     

    Surprising Fact: Johansen has conducted extensive studies in molecular, computational and cancer biology, as well as pharmacology and drug development economics. He also works to educate the general public about science in a way accessible to everyone.

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