For immediate release: Aug. 20, 2020
Contact: Geoff Vetter, (916) 634-9051
Court of Appeal Grants Temporary Stay to Save App-Based Rideshare Jobs
Drivers still face uncertain future without Prop 22
In response to the Court of Appeal staying the Superior Court’s ruling on a misguided law, the Yes on 22 campaign offered the following statements from rideshare drivers Chanel Lampkin and Rodolfo Valdivia—supporters of Proposition 22.
“We are thankful that the Appellate Court has given drivers the ability to keep earning by temporarily staying the Superior Court decision. However, the threat to driver jobs and app-based services has merely been delayed. That’s why we need voters to pass Prop 22 to save app-based jobs and services so we can protect our choice to work the way we want. Prop 22 is the solution we need to preserve drivers’ independence while providing guaranteed wages, and benefits like health care which I need to care for my family. We urge California voters to join with nearly 100,000 app-based drivers in support of Prop 22.” – Chanel Lampkin, a single mom in Sacramento who drives rideshare to earn extra income and have the flexibility to care for her 12 -year-old daughter.
“App-based driving is a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of Californians. The income it provides allows families to feed our kids and keep a roof over our heads. Taking these jobs away would have irreparably harmed people already on the brink. Thankfully today the Court of Appeal made the correct ruling and gave us the chance to continue fighting for what the majority of drivers want: the freedom to choose the way we work. But we need to stand up to the special interests and the politicians who have abandoned drivers. The best way to fight back is to pass Prop 22.” – Rodolfo Valdivia, an electrician from Woodland Hills who started driving to make extra money to care for his young daughter