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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.

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March 19, 2020

STATEMENT FROM PROTECT APP-BASED DRIVERS & SERVICES COALITION (BALLOT MEASURE CAMPAIGN) 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.

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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.