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Just before the pandemic started, our family visited Disneyland. We stayed in a hotel nearby, and we used ridesharing services to get from the hotel to the parks and from the parks to the hotels. We know how much we walk at the parks, and paying a small fee to avoid walking even more sometimes is not only convenient but practical.
We had some other trips planned, and part of our planning and budgeting includes ridesharing and other services provided by companies that make our lives easier, for example, ordering food to the hotels to be delivered by UBER-eats or Postmates. Our budgeting also included UBER or LYFT from airports to hotels and around the places we were going to be visiting.
I am not sure if you have seen in the news that LYFT will be leaving California if their drivers have to become employees. There is a recent bill that requires the companies to reclassify their California drivers as “employees”, instead of allowing them to keep being independent contractors.
I cannot imagine my life without rideshare and app delivery companies. I mean, especially now that we have been at home compliant with the stay at home orders we have been using their services almost daily. We might not be traveling, but we order delivery food, and I have been taking advantage of being able to order those cocktails to go as well. It has been great being able to order groceries to be delivered at home to. Let’s be real, the people that work for these companies have kept us safe during this pandemic.
So why YES on 22?
I have several friends that are drivers for these companies. They love the flexible hours. One of my friends is a single mom, and she needs to be able to drop her kids at school and then pick them up. She needs to be available for doctors’ appointments and school parent-teacher conferences. She needs to be available to help with homework. So a full time job wouldn’t work for her. She enjoys driving for these companies because she decides her own schedule.
YES on 22 will protect my friends. Voting YES on 22 will protect California’s economy.
YES on 22 because it helps keep our communities safer, stronger, and wealthier protecting jobs, increasing pay, increasing safety, and adding healthcare benefits. YES on 22 makes sure the drivers get more paid than minimum wage and also get mileage reimbursement. They get to keep their flexible schedules, and they get health benefits (as long as they work at least 15 hours a week.)
YES on 22 because
YES on 22 because the drivers support it. Check what the the drivers are saying . Their opinion should matter!
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And if you want to know what other women in California are thinking these are two great articles
Finally I say YES on 22 because when we go back to normal, I want to continue traveling and be able to use their services again, I want them to be able to have their income, while I am able to save money while using their services. It is a win-win situation.
Make sure you are registered to vote and while choosing what is best for our country, make sure you VOTE YES ON 22 .