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July 30, 2020

Yes on 22 campaign sues California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for writing a false and misleading ballot label and title and summary that is “obviously calculated to create voter bias against Proposition 22”

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According to the suit, “The new wording of the ballot title and summary reads as if it was written by the opponents of Proposition 22.”  SACRAMENTO—The Yes on 22 campaign today filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Xavier Becerra alleging he is abusing the power of his office by writing a Prop 22 ballot label […]

Publication
July 27, 2020

In Case You Missed It: San Francisco Chronicle condemns Attorney General Xavier Becerra for “skewing the language” in favor of No on Prop 22

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SACRAMENTO –The San Francisco Chronicle accused Attorney General Xavier Becerra of “skewing” the title and summary for Prop 22 in favor of the No on Prop 22 campaign. This is not the first time the attorney general has been publicly criticized for abandoning his duty to write fair and non-prejudicial voter information and instead writing titles and summaries designed to mislead voters.

Publication
July 7, 2020

Words Don’t Lie: Public Statements by AB 5 Supporters Expose Their Real Agenda is to Limit the Number of App-Based Drivers & Jobs Despite Record Unemployment

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Sacramento, CA – Many of the loudest supporters of AB 5 claimed they were representing the interests of app-based rideshare and delivery drivers. However, a new look at their public comments reveals AB 5’s most vocal supporters are really pursuing a different agenda: limiting the number of app-based rideshare and delivery drivers allowed to do this work.

Publication
June 24, 2020

App-based drivers and riders outraged by Attorney General and City Attorneys’ plan to file a motion for preliminary injunction that is aimed at taking away drivers’ choice to work as independent contractors – jeopardizing 900,000 jobs and essential rideshare and delivery services in the middle of a recession

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Sacramento, CA – Drivers with the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services coalition expressed outrage today after learning that the state Attorney General plans to file a preliminary injunction asking a judge to force app-based drivers to be employees.

Publication
June 16, 2020

Statement from the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Coalition Regarding San Francisco District Attorney Lawsuit that Seeks to Shut Down Independent App-Based Work

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SACRAMENTO – In response to a lawsuit filed today in San Francisco Superior Court by San Francisco District Attorney’s Office against DoorDash, the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services coalition released the following statement. NOTE: This lawsuit applies to DoorDash drivers statewide, not just in San Francisco.

Publication
May 22, 2020

In face of looming threats that would eliminate 900,000 app-based jobs, CA ballot measure qualifies to protect app-based drivers and services

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Sacramento, CA – The Protect App-Based Drivers & Services coalition, a growing group of tens of thousands of app-based drivers, public safety organizations, social justice advocates, business and community leaders, announce qualification of the landmark proposition protecting the choice of one million app-based drivers to earn income as independent contractors while providing new earning guarantees and benefits.

Publication
May 12, 2020

In Case You Missed It: New independent poll shows app-based drivers resoundingly prefer to be independent contractors by a 71-17% margin

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SACRAMENTO – A new, independent poll released by the Rideshare Guy found that nearly three quarters of app-based drivers surveyed prefer to be independent contractors, compared to only 17 percent who would prefer to be an employee. This poll is strong evidence that California politicians who are trying to prevent drivers from working as independent contractors do not represent the interests of those drivers.

Publication
March 27, 2020

As Californians depend on ‘essential’ app-based services, coalition of drivers and businesses submits signatures to qualify California ballot measure to protect drivers

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SACRAMENTO – As app-based delivery and rideshare drivers continue providing essential services during the pandemic, the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services coalition today began turning in signatures to local county Registrars of Voters offices across the state to qualify a measure for the November ballot.

Publication
March 19, 2020

Statement from Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Coalition in Response to COVID-19

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SACRAMENTO, CA — The following statement can be attributed to Stacey Wells, campaign spokesperson for the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act: “App-based delivery and rideshare are being deemed essential services by mayors and governors around the country during this time of public emergency, helping neighbors and the most vulnerable among us get food, groceries, medicine and other necessities.

Publication
February 27, 2020

Campaign to Protect App-Based Drivers’ Independence & Flexibility Hits 1 Million Signature Goal in Seven Weeks

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SACRAMENTO –The Protect App-Based Drivers & Services coalition announced today that overwhelming public support for the ballot measure resulted in a faster-than-expected signature gathering pace. In just seven weeks, the campaign hit its 1 million voter signature goal and concluded signature collection. The 1 million signatures far exceed the 623,212 required for qualification.

Publication
February 20, 2020

California’s Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Join Growing Coalition to Protect App-Based Drivers & Services

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SACRAMENTO – Two widely respected statewide public safety organizations – the California Police Chiefs Association and the California State Sheriffs’ Association – have joined Fathers Against Drunk Driving and a growing coalition of public safety, community and business groups supporting the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act, a ballot measure proposed for November 2020 that would protect the right of those who earn on rideshare and delivery platforms to work as independent contractors, while ensuring these services remain accessible for the millions of Californians who rely on them every day.

Publication
February 4, 2020

Instacart Shoppers, Small Businesses and Other App-Based Drivers Outraged by San Diego City Attorney’s Lawsuit Attempting to Force Them to Become Employees

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SACRAMENTO – Today app-based rideshare and delivery drivers from across the state reacted with anger and frustration that an elected politician in San Diego filed an emergency application for a temporary restraining order seeking to take away the rights of Instacart shoppers in California to earn an income as independent contractors and instead force them to become employees.

Publication
January 8, 2020

Coalition of App-Based Drivers, Public Safety Leaders, Small Businesses, Community Leaders, Rideshare and Food Delivery Platforms Launch Signature Gathering Campaign

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SACRAMENTO – This week a broad coalition of tens of thousands of app-based drivers, small businesses, public safety leaders, community groups and on-demand rideshare and food delivery platforms will start signature gathering efforts to qualify the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act for the November 2020 California statewide ballot. The campaign, which is supported by more than 27,000 drivers and growing, expects to collect well in excess of the 623,212 valid signatures required to qualify the measure.

Publication
November 8, 2019

In Case You Missed It: Berkeley Labor Center exposes its bias

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SACRAMENTO – Far from being independent or neutral, the Berkeley Labor Center – an organization led by labor unions – has joined with the campaign opposed to the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act, a ballot measure aimed for the November 2020 ballot. On Wednesday, Michael Reich, the co-chair of the Center and the co-author of a deceptive and flawed “analysis” of the ballot measure, spoke at a rally organized by opponents.

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