By Tony Xu, CEO/Co-founder
Yesterday, California voters approved Proposition 22. This victory belongs to the tens of thousands of Dashers and small businesses who advocated so forcefully for this campaign, as well as the customers and the communities we serve. Californians embraced a new, progressive approach to the future of work that provides certainty, economic security, and continuity for the millions of Californians who look to DoorDash to earn supplemental income. And just as importantly, it creates a framework that allows us to double down on our commitment to empowering local California economies. For the first time, DoorDash is able to provide historic new protections to workers in California as soon as the provisions of Prop 22 take effect.
Prop 22 represents the approach that works for California, but each state is unique. We are committed to working with lawmakers across the country and in Washington to develop tailored solutions that reflect the 21st century economy, and provide certainty to everyone who has come to benefit from the gig economy, including Dashers, merchants, and customers.
We need a third way that recognizes that this new way of working is valuable. Because workers want it and it provides the legal protections and benefits they deserve — it’s