Date: April 21, 2023
Contact: Molly Weedn, (415) 209-4217
PADS Coalition Responds to SEIU Request for Supreme Court Review on Prop 22
Today, in response to SEIU’s request for the California Supreme Court to review a recent appeals court that was a historic victory for California app-based drivers and for voters, Bay Area app-based driver Cora Mandapat issued the following statement:
“It is shameful that special interests continue to undermine the will of the overwhelming majority of California voters who supported Prop 22 and drivers who want to remain independent contractors. The voters decided and so has the California Court of Appeal. We believe the law is clear and settled and don’t believe the Supreme Court should grant review.”
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.