Date: May 17, 2024
Contact: Molly Weedn, (415) 209-4217
[email protected]

More than 20,000 App-Based Drivers Sign Petition Reaffirming Their Support for Prop 22 as California Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments 

The state’s high court is set to hear oral arguments to uphold the will of California voters  

Since the California Supreme Court agreed to consider Proposition 22, more than 20,000 app-based drivers from across California have signed a petition reaffirming their support for the law, protecting driver independence, and preserving the people’s right of initiative power.

On May 21, 2024, the California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Prop 22, which  passed in 2020 and preserved the right of app-based drivers to work as independent contractors while establishing guaranteed earnings along with new benefits including access to a health care stipend. The law was upheld by the California Court of Appeal last year.

“App-based driving has quite literally saved my life,” said Instacart driver and Coachella Valley resident Stephanie Whitfield. “The flexibility has allowed me to continue focusing on my medical health while being able to work around my schedule and ensure I’m able to make ends meet. I signed the petition as soon as I heard the news because it’s not just about me – it’s ensuring the people and families I deliver to are able to continue to have access to the services they rely on.”

The 20,000 recent petition signers join more than 128,000 app-based drivers already part of the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services (PADS) coalition.

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, 122,000 drivers, and a diverse coalition of more than 140 groups including social justice, senior, community, business, veterans and many others.

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