Date: October 15, 2021
Contact: Geoff Vetter (916) 634-9051
ICYMI: “I am disappointed at the court’s decision to rule against Prop 22. I pray that his decision is overturned…”
Reverend K.W. Tulloss Pushes Back Against Flawed Prop 22 Ruling Made by a Single California Judge
Sacramento, CA – In a recent op-ed, Revered K.W. Tulloss, President of the Baptist Ministers Conference Southern California and Co-Founder of Neighborhood Forward, reaffirmed his support for Proposition 22 and said:
“I am disappointed at the court’s decision to rule against Prop 22. I pray that his decision is overturned so that the flexibility and independence so many in our community rely on to earn income in order to make ends meet and survive continues to be protected.”
Rev. Tulloss was writing in the Los Angeles Sentinel emphasizing the benefits Prop 22 brings to communities across California. In the op-ed, Rev. Tulloss argues that Prop 22 protects the ability of individuals to flexibly earn an income, as they juggle their own families and personal priorities, all while having a low barrier to entry.
The op-ed in its entirety can be found here. Notable excerpts from Rev. Tulloss include:
- “Prop 22 protects the flexibility people need to be able to earn income to pay bills when it works out best for them. It allows people who want to make money to drive on an app-based network to deliver food or transport people. They can do all of this while juggling their children’s school schedule and other family demands.”
- “With many in our community having difficulties, I recently spoke to a congregant who delivers meals on an app-based platform. He does this full-time because he can earn enough money to cover his living expenses and needs the flexibility because his wife also works. While his wife is at work, he stays home with their children to make sure the Zoom boxes aren’t replaced with video games and his kids are getting the education they deserve…Without this flexibility, bills would go unpaid and their basic needs from buying groceries would go unmet.”
- “Following a recent Sunday service after worship, I sat with a single parent who was telling me about how valuable the few extra hours driving for a food delivery platform are to her future. She works those extra hours around her work and family schedule, so she can save for her children’s college education.”
- “Because of these very people who I care about, I am concerned about the recent decision by one judge who ruled that Prop 22 is unconstitutional. How can one judge overrule 10 million California voters and directly threaten so many who rely on the flexibility to earn additional income when they need it? That is just wrong.”
- “I am disappointed at the court’s decision to rule against Prop 22. I pray that his decision is overturned so that the flexibility and independence so many in our community rely on to earn income in order to make ends meet and survive continues to be protected.”
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 59% 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.