Sign Petition to SAVE UBER in BOSTON

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File illustration picture showing the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014. A Frankfurt court earlier this month instituted a temporary injunction against Uber from offering car-sharing services across Germany. San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to summon taxi-like services on their smartphones, offers two main services, Uber, its classic low-cost, limousine pick-up service, and Uberpop, a newer ride-sharing service, which connects private drivers to passengers - an established practice in Germany that nonetheless operates in a legal grey area of rules governing commercial transportation. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CRIME LAW TRANSPORT)
SAVE UBER IN BOSTON!

Taxi special interest groups are trying to pass a statewide law to force Uber out of Massachusetts. State Representative Mike Moran and Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry have introduced a bill (H.3702) with more than a dozen different provisions that would limit your options and destroy thousands of jobs.

URGE YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO OPPOSE THESE PROPOSALS AND SIGN THE PETITION TODAY!


Massachusetts has long been known as a leader in innovation and an early tech adopter when it comes to advances that benefit its cities and people. For nearly four years, Massachusetts residents have increasingly come to rely on Uber’s technology to connect them to safe, affordable rides and greater economic opportunity.

However, entrenched industries that have failed to innovate for decades are attempting to destroy ridesharing in the Commonwealth by pushing a set of proposed regulations that do nothing to address public safety and are specifically designed to drive Uber and other ridesharing companies out of Massachusetts.

Uber has created thousands of jobs, millions of dollars in economic activity, and countless safe, affordable rides. The proposals that Representative Moran and Senator Dorcena-Forry have put forward make no effort to reform a dated and largely broken taxi system. Instead they threaten a new transportation industry that is bringing real benefits to Massachusetts — all simply to protect the pocketbooks of a few taxi company owners.

Uber supports smart regulations that protect riders and drivers, increase transportation options, and expand access to economic opportunity. Over 50 jurisdictions, including 23 states across the country, have adopted forward-thinking legislation that does just that.

Tell your legislators to stand for consumer choice — not for protecting rich medallion owners — and to vote NO on all of the proposals in H.3702. Sign the petition today to support Uber Massachusetts!

Go here to sign petition SAVE UBER IN BOSTON!!!

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