Date: June 28, 2023
Contact: Molly Weedn, (415) 209-4217
Coalition to Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Responds to California Supreme Court Decision to Grant Review of Prop 22 Appeal
Today, in response to the California Supreme Court’s decision to hear an appeal on Castellanos v. State of California, the coalition to Protect App-Based Drivers & Services issued the following statement:
“We remain confident that the Court will uphold Prop 22 to protect the people’s right of initiative and the overwhelming will of California voters. It is shameful that special interests continue to undermine the will of the overwhelming majority of Californians who voted for Prop 22 and drivers like me who want to remain independent contractors.” – Claudia D., Bay Area app-based driver.
About Protect App-Based Drivers & Services (PADS) Coalition
The Protect App-Based Drivers & Services (PADS) coalition, formerly the Yes on Prop 22 coalition, is continuing to engage to ensure the will of California voters is upheld; to protect access to independent, app-based jobs; and to preserve the availability, affordability and reliability of on-demand app-based rideshare and delivery services that are essential to Californians and our economy.
Proposition 22 was supported by 60% of California voters, 120,000 drivers, and a diverse coalition of more than 140 groups including social justice, senior, community, business, veterans and many others.