Last week, the Colorado State Senate began considering SB 23-098, a bill focused on making changes to the way gig workers like me get paid. As a delivery driver for DoorDash, I have grave concerns that parts of this bill will negatively affect me and many others who rely on the platform to pay their bills.
Last April, I had an injury that left me immobile at home and needed a way to earn supplemental income in tandem with my full-time job. I started Dashing and was thrilled to discover it was the perfect solution. I soon became a Top Dasher, an added reward that helped me grow my savings account, tackle projects and execute goals in ways I couldn’t before.
SB 23-098 is trying to change the way I work on the platform, limit my access earning opportunities, and restrict DoorDash from providing rewards and incentives. Since I began dashing, it’s these very things that have made me so successful, allowing me to support so many of Colorado’s amazing businesses and rewarding me for working hard. I implore our lawmakers to proceed with caution SB 23-098 and fight to ensure that Dashers like myself have the ability to remain self-sufficient and financially secure.