Help Independent California Music Professionals Secure Exemption Under AB5

Reasons for signing

See why other supporters are signing, why this petition is important to them, and share your reason for signing (this will mean a lot to the starter of the petition).

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heather m
Aug 26, 2020
We need our musicians in our lives

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Lora Larsen
Aug 25, 2020
Because it makes sense to sign. AB5 is hurtful to these specific groups of livelihoods.

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heather m
Aug 25, 2020
Musicians need our help

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Kenny Lee Lewis
Aug 24, 2020
My employers at small independent restaurants and live music venues have random and unpredictable attendance and the money we get paid is inconsistent and not guaranteed. In order for said employers to stay in business, their sliding pay scales must be flexible and adjustable free from accounting and paperwork so we the performers can have immediate access to our pay for taking care of our families. The little bit of tax money and other deductions for social programs will only slow the process and become financially cumbersome for the little guy. AB5 has good intentions but it doesn’t work for us.

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Dan O'Brien
Aug 24, 2020
If this becomes a law nationwide, this would completely shut down my business. We're just hanging on right now with Covid, but this will be the nail in the coffin. I provide gig work to appx 300 entertainers per year, paying out on average 850K to these gig workers. Everyone loves working for us. We pay the night of each gig and pay rates are high. This is an AWFUL idea.

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Ashleigh Sosa
Aug 20, 2020
We battle things like this in NEW ORLEANS all the time. Its such a huge part of our culture and our TOURISM **cough$$$cough** industry. Its crazy.... once one state starts this I am sure more will follow!

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James McKnight
Jul 24, 2020
I play for tips only (Dutch) but many of my friends are in dire straights because of this AB5 nonsense.

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Leslie Kim
Jul 22, 2020
Independent artists must be free to work as the opportunities arrive and this legislation would severely impact their employability

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Timothy Benge
Jul 5, 2020
So many people are being hurt by this law.

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Lorraine Adams
Jul 4, 2020
I have a lot of friends this would effect!