I wouldn't be able to have time or the financial ability to support my children
I was a stay at home mom with 3 small kids and a verbally abusive husband who hid in his video games. When I finally decided to leave him, I didn't know what I would do for work. I hadn't had a job in 10 years and my anxiety was through the roof. All I knew was how to be a mom/wife. I had no other skills. Thanks to app-based services, I was able to get back out into the world, make an income, and support myself and my children. One day I was doing a delivery job that had somehow gone terribly wrong. The customer, who owned his own business for over 20 years, was so understanding and grateful that I was able to take the time to handle the situation. After everything was cleared up, he was so impressed that he offered me a job to be his assistant. I now work for his company part-time and as an app-based delivery driver. If it wasn't for the flexibility of this type of work I wouldn't be able to have time or the financial ability to support my children and still get to be the kind of mom they need me to be.
Paid for by Yes on 22 – Save App-Based Jobs & Services: a coalition of on-demand drivers and platforms, small businesses, public safety and community organizations. Committee major funding from Uber Technologies, Lyft, and DoorDash.