On January 1, 2020 AB5 became law, making it illegal for Californians to choose how, when, and where to work to support their families. Overnight tens of thousands of people in various industries - independent truckers, writers, photographers, videographers, translators, transcribers, interpreters, gig musicians, voice over actors, and more - found their income streams either entirely eliminated or severely curtailed. Single parents, professionals over age 50, people with medical or psychological conditions that interfere with W-2 employment, and caregivers have been hit the hardest.
Read more about this law here: https://www.savecapac.com/ab5_explainer
This is simply unacceptable. Even worse, the bill's author, Asm. Lorena Gonzalez doesn't care. She has quadrupled down on her horrible piece of legislation, cussed out constituents on Twitter, and thrown tone-deaf temper tantrums on live TV to defend her actions.
Watch Lorena's childish, diva-like tantrum on KUSI:
Despite lawmakers' claims in late December, there is no sign that they'll do anything to give relief to these affected families and children. In fact, California's proposed budget for 2020 includes $22 million to enforce the union-written and funded law.
HOW TO HELP:
- SIGN the petition to tell Lorena Gonzalez you don't need her permission when choosing the best way to build your career or earn a living.
- TWEET your story and use the #AB5 and #MyLaborMyChoice hashtags.
- ATTEND rallies
- WEAR your #RepealAB5 gear
- DONATE to help us fight this law in the courts and at the ballot box (and to keep Californians informed with REAL news about AB5)
And SPREAD THE WORD.
If you are a member of an industry or advocacy group battling against AB5, we want to partner with you. If we are going to win this fight against the powerful, well-funded unions, we need to join together.