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    At Height of Pandemic, Smith’s AB5 Could Mean Hundreds of Thousands of Lost Jobs, Lost Transportation for Seniors
    Valencia, CA – In yet another example of how Christy Smith’s signature legislation, AB5, is on the cusp of crushing Californians even further, Lyft CEO Logan Green said in a court filing that Lyft may have to cease operations if AB5 is upheld. 
     
    “Liberal politician Christy Smith’s AB5 has already resulted in lost California jobs, but hundreds of thousands of more jobs are now on the line with Lyft saying they may cease operations in California altogether if her legislation is upheld,” said Congressman Mike Garcia (R, CA-25). “The consequences of Smith’s law forcing Lyft to close would be devastating for people like seniors who rely on Lyft to get to doctors appointments or grocery visits.”
     
    The San Francisco Chronicle reported over the weekend that Lyft CEO Logan Green said they may cease all California operations if AB5 is allowed to stand. 
     
    Liberal Smith and her Sacramento allies even budgeted 20 million taxpayer dollars for the state to enforce AB5. 
     
    “AB5 could literally mean lost transportation opportunities for seniors and even more lost jobs, yet liberal Smith has doubled down on her support of this disastrous legislation,” said Garcia.

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    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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