ICYMI: Borgeas to Hold Town Hall on Thursday

Fresno – Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on February 27th at Clovis Community College from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. The topic of the forum will be “The Future of Our Gig Economy: What to Expect from AB 5.”

“Nearly two million Californians working as freelancers and independent contractors are at risk of losing their jobs due to AB 5,” said Senator Borgeas. “This haphazard law has negatively impacted dozens of industries in our state and limits those who want to maintain a flexible work schedule. I look forward to hosting an engaging town hall discussion and fighting to repeal this bad law.”

Assembly Bill 5 (Gonzalez), which creates a strict test for independent contractors and employers, has eliminated countless jobs throughout the state. Single parents, seniors, students, and families have lost the ability to work as an independent contractors with a flexible schedule.

People interested in attending can RSVP by calling (559) 243-8580 or online here.

This event will be open to media.

The town hall will also feature a discussion on Assembly Bill 5 with the following confirmed panelists:

Paul Bauer  – Attorney, Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC

Laura Curtis – Policy Advocate, California Chamber of Commerce

Tom Powell – CEO, Cal-Valley Insurance Services, Inc.

Roderick Hewlett – Lyft driver