SACRAMENTO, CA — Today the Yes on Prop 24 campaign released a “prospectus memo” by the opposition campaign to the California Privacy Rights Act, that shows a lead consultant for the No on 24 campaign is also working for giant ride-share app company Lyft, and is actively working against labor protections for employees of ride-share companies.
“Clearly opponents of privacy are running a very deceptive campaign against Prop 24, attempting to hide behind other organizations, when in fact, their consultant is working for Lyft, one of the biggest technology companies in the world – one that tracks and sells consumer data,” said Yes on 24 General Consultant and Campaign Manager, Robin Swanson. “Voters deserve to know who is hiding behind the cloak in opposition to privacy – spoiler-alert – it’s Big Tech.”
Records from the Secretary of State’s office show that the consultant listed in the NO on 24 prospectus memo (Ned Wigglesworth, Spectrum Campaigns), has also been paid more than $146,000 by the tech giant and affiliated campaigns.
PROTECT APP-BASED DRIVERS AND SERVICES, A COALITION OF ON-DEMAND DRIVERS AND NETWORK COMPANIES, SMALL BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND PUBLIC SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS Expenditures:
CALIFORNIANS FOR INDEPENDENT WORK, SPONSORED BY LYFT, INC. Expenditures:
Below please find the memo that the opposition is circulating to raise money from other big tech corporations:
About Californians for Consumer Privacy
Californians for Consumer Privacy sponsored the California Consumer Privacy Act to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. After the initiative qualified, the California State Legislature passed groundbreaking consumer privacy legislation (AB 375, Chau/Hertzberg) in June of 2018, which was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown. Now the group is backing Prop 24, the California Privacy Rights Act on the 2020 ballot, to expand and enshrine privacy rights for all Californians.