POLITICS | Race for District 25 – Liberal Christy Smith & Her Sacramento Allies’ Next Target: Food and Grocery Delivery Services

As Uber and Lyft fight for survival thanks to Smith’s signature bill, AB5, Sacramento liberals already have their next round of job cuts lined up
Valencia, CA – As the status of hundreds of thousands of rideshare jobs remains in flux thanks to Liberal Christy Smith’s signature bill, AB5, she and her allies in Sacramento have already found their next target: food and grocery delivery services.
 
Despite rideshare services leading to decreased incidents of drunk driving and being a means for seniors to get to doctor’s appointments, liberal Smith continues pushing for their collapse. But, that’s not enough for Smith and her allies, new reports surfaced last week that on-demand food and grocery delivery services is the next likely AB5 target for Sacramento liberals. 
 
“Apparently killing hundreds of thousands of jobs by shutting down rideshare services that have decreased drunk driving and served as a critical means of transportation for seniors is not enough for Christy Smith and her liberal allies,” said Congressman Mike Garcia. “With their new focus on food and grocery delivery services they will end a vital means of service for seniors and families while ending even more jobs.”
 
Services, like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Instacart, are crucial for the many Californians who have come to rely on app-based delivery during the pandemic. As millions remain out of work, food and grocery delivery has provided jobs across the state and helped keep local restaurants alive with in-person dining restricted or shut down altogether.
 
“When given the opportunity to end AB5, Christy Smith doubled down, putting rideshare services, the jobs they provide, and their critical service on the chopping block – we simply can’t take this madness to Washington D.C.,” said Garcia.

 

Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer.  Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th district for nearly all of his life.  Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was elected to Congress on May 12, 2020, winning a Special Election with 55% and becoming the first California Republican to flip a Democrat seat since 1998.
 
The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley.  The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.

To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit https://ElectMikeGarcia.com.

 


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