Thanks to your continued support, more than 36,000 signatures were submitted to the city today, calling for a referendum on the recent ordinance that would severely limit ridesharing in Seattle. By helping cultivate more than double the 16,510 voter signatures needed to put this issue in the hands of voters, you have made it clear that your voice counts.
We are proud to stand behind the coalition that powered this referendum effort. Keeping alternative forms of transportation alive in Seattle will benefit residents, visitors and the city as a whole. Small businesses created by the sharing economy will be able to thrive, and Seattleites will have options for safe, reliable and innovative transportation.
Submitting these signatures prior to today’s deadline automatically suspends the ordinance from taking effect. We will be continuing conversations with Mayor Murray and the city toward a commonsense solution that prioritizes your desire to keep ridesharing in Seattle.
Joined together, your voice is unstoppable. We’ll continue to update the community with news and next steps as we continue this journey with you.