JOIN WITH US TO RESTORE WORKER FREEDOM
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.
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.
Even though lawmakers admitted they'd just passed a bill that was incomplete and would need to be revised, during the first month of the 2020 session they haven't done a single thing to give relief to these affected families and children. In fact, even after seeing the hundreds of "unintended" consequences to this bill, Gov. Newsom boasted that his proposed budget for 2020 includes $22 million to enforce the union-written and funded law.
Unless we ALL band together and demand a full repeal, this law will never be substantially changed, let alone repealed. New Jersey, Virginia, and New York have similar proposals pending - and there's an even worse version in Congress. HR 2474 would invalidate all state "Right to Work" laws.
If we are to win this battle, your help is CRUCIAL. We need you to:
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.
At this moment, our efforts are made possible mostly through donations of time and professional talent from a group of dedicated volunteers. But that doesn't cover things like rally permits, insurance, and signage. If we are going to fight this in CA and nationwide, it's going to take a lot of money. Every single union will be on the other side, working to take away our rights. Please consider making a contribution to Save California today. No donation is too small.
FUND THE FIGHT
If you are able to contribute to the fight financially, every dollar is critical and counts. The unions will not let this legislation go down without a massive fight on multiple fronts.
Your contribution to Save California's Repeal AB5 fund will enable us to track pending legislation that threatens workers' freedom to choose, lobby lawmakers, fund legal challenges to AB5, and keep you informed.
You can also fund the fight and bring publicity to it at the same time by purchasing and wearing Repeal AB5 gear, which you can purchase here.