Politics

State Assembly Candidate Melanie Burkholder Continues Virtual Town Hall Series Discussing the Need to Repeal AB 5

76th Assembly District candidate Melanie Burkholder has been connecting with San Diegans through her series of weekly town hall live streams on Facebook. Last week, she discussed her staunch opposition to AB 5 with Carmel Foster, a leading figure in the anti-AB 5 movement. 

The disastrous bill has already severely hurt thousands of independent contractors across the state. Teachers, translators, rideshare drivers, and hairstylists, artists, and construction workers are among many members of the gig-based economy who have lost their ability to work on their own time thanks to this discriminatory legislation.

The effects of AB 5 have only become more clear and damaging in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdowns, as California workers have been prevented from working. Burkholder joins her fellow Republicans in supporting worker freedoms while protecting California’s gig economy.

This week, she’ll be featuring Jennifer O’Connell, author of an investigative series involving the penning of AB 5. The town hall will be featured on her Facebook this Thursday, July 9, at 3 p.m.

For more information about Melanie Burkholder and her campaign, visit MelanieForAssembly.com.