PRESS RELEASE : ACTION ALERT
Coalition Against AB5 (CAAB)
Contact: Kira Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: @RealKiraDavis @Ab5of
February 12, 2020
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (CA-6) has sponsored an assembly bill that will fully repeal the horrific AB5 and restore the rights of independent contractors to work freely. AB1928 faces many challenges as it weaves its way through the capitol, not the least is which the hesitancy of many entrenched representatives to go against the “status quo” of Sacramento politics. However, Kiley has indicated that he’s secured a commitment to have AB1928 out of “rules this Friday and referred to a policy committee”.
In a statement to our Coalition Against AB5, Kiley urged voters and constituents to continue to call and email their representatives and ask them to co-sponsor AB1928.
“Thanks to thousands of Californians making their voices heard, momentum is building to repeal AB 5 and restore the Right to Earn a Living. It is vital that we keep up the pressure. Please stay in frequent contact with your Assemblymember and Senator, urging them to co-author AB 1928 and support its passage.”
AB1928 is a bill that can be signed and enacted as soon as it reaches Governor Newsom’s desk. It does not require independent contractors to continue waiting as their income dries up and they are faced with leaving the state. This bill would mean immediate relief.
While we at CAAB understand that full repeal is a tall order given the current climate inside the halls of our state capitol, we also recognize that nothing short of a full repeal will be justice. All Californians deserve justice, not the chosen few who receive special carve-outs…carve-outs which will only leave them at the mercy of the state moving forward.
We are asking all concerned parties to immediately call or email your representative, tell them you need immediate relief from AB5 and ask them to kindly co-sponsor AB1928 and expedite it’s passage.
Your voices and your votes are the most powerful weapons you have. Now is the time to exercise those weapons without abandon. Our very livelihoods depend on it.
Click here to find your representative http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
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*.pdf version of press release available here
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