Don't let Uber shortchange Austin.
Corporations shouldn't write Austin's public safety rules. If enough of us come together, we can fight this and make Uber understand that they aren’t too big to play by the same rules as everyone else.
That’s why we’re asking for your help. With your donations and support, we can spread the word about the true dangers of Proposition One and make sure that the voices of the people are actually heard.
The typical narrative Uber and Lyft use to get their way gets completely upended here in Austin where voters reject their strong-arm corporate tactics. Read the full story here: via Slate – Uber Usually Gets What It Wants From Cities. Austin Is Different.Read More
Uber’s mass texts to its customers in the Austin area urging them to vote for Prop 1 may have run afoul of federal telecommunications law as well as FCC regulations. Despite spending over $8 million in their campaign thus far, the company can’t resist using underhanded tactics to try to sway the vote. Read the full […]Read More
“Voting against Prop. 1 is the best way to ensure that Lyft, Uber and other ride-hailing service drivers, undergo the most thorough criminal background checks endorsed by law enforcement.”Read More
Uber can no longer make misleading claims about its background security checks, including claims that they are “industry leading,” “gold standard,” “safest,” “best-in-class,” or “the strictest safety standards possible.Read More
“Despite their expensive hissy fit — $3 million and counting — [Uber] likely isn’t going anywhere.”
Brenda Bell’s piece for the Austin American Statesman perfectly highlights why people’s concerns about losing their favorite rideshare service aren’t as dire as they might seem.Read More
The following letter was signed and distributed by the following community leaders, who say they are AGAINST Proposition 1 on May 7th because a vote AGAINST is crucial to women’s safety. Robbie Ausley, Rossana Barrios, Becky Beaver, Donna Blevins, Heather Busby, Kathy Vale Castillo, Perla Cavazos, Danette Chimenti, Judy Cortez, Julia Cuba, The Hon. Debra Danburg, […]Read More