Pre-Convention Showdown Over Participation of Ride-Share Ballot Question Group

In its June 1 issue, Commonwealth Magazine‘s Michael Jonas reported a “ballot question brouhaha” that pitted State Party leadership against delegates petitioning to disallow Flexibility and Benefits for Massachusetts Drivers—a group underwritten by Uber and Lyft—from playing a prominent role in the June 3rd and 4th Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Leading the charge was Ward 4 Chair and State Committee member Jonathan Cohn.

In light of the party’s previous adoption of a platform plank opposing the anti-workers’ rights ballot question, Jonathan questioned the decision to invite the group to advertise in the Call to the Convention brochure and set up a table outside the convention hall. “The party made a big deal out of supporting Mass. Not For Sale. So it just seemed very off-putting to give space to the Uber and Lyft campaign,” Jonathan stated.

As a result of the outcry, the group pulled out.

Read Jonathan’s comments in the full article:

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/economy/for-dems-a-ballot-question-brouhaha/

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