Justin Kintz, Uber’s head of global public policy, said Friday in an email from employees inside the company that the data “showed an increasing competition” around whether California’s proposition 22 could be passed. The proposal was written and funded by Uber, LYFT Inc. and other related companies. The aim is to replace some early laws that regard drivers of online car Hailing platforms as employees. < / P > < p > in his email, ginz included links to the talking points of the yes on 22 event, as well as ways for some employees to participate in the event (including joining a SMS bank). In addition, employees can send sample links in e-mails to family and friends. Uber will hold a special meeting on October 15 to discuss the voting initiative, including a number of drivers who support the bill, the email said. < / P > < p > ginz’s email highlights the urgency of Uber’s campaign in the weeks leading up to the election, which opponents say will deprive drivers of important benefits. This week, Uber engineer Kurt Nelson publicly opposed the proposal, pointing out the drawbacks of the measure and encouraging employees to do their own research. Uber’s activism is in stark contrast to the sentiment of other Silicon Valley companies, including the cryptocurrency start-up coinbase Inc., which bans all political activities. Brian Armstrong, coonbase’s chief executive, called it a distraction after announcing the ban last week and then offering termination compensation to anyone who disagreed. About 5% of employees accepted the compensation and resigned. Google, owned by alphabet Inc., also issued internal rules last year that discouraged political debate and warned employees not to engage in “destructive” conversations. < / P > < p > as of September 27, state government records showed that activities in support of proposition 22 were mainly funded by Uber, LYFT and doordash, and $185 million had been raised, while the ILO contributed slightly more than $12 million to activities supporting proposition 22. < p > < p > < p > in January this year, the state Congress Act No. 5 became law, aiming to give drivers and couriers of odd jobs more rights and protection than they currently do as independent contractors. Uber and LYFT have fought fiercely in court over the past year, arguing that they should be exempt from the law, and drafted a vote in November to replace the law, while offering some benefits that are not currently available. “The vast majority of drivers want to remain independent contractors,” ginz wrote in the email Analysts said the move would also lead to higher costs for Uber. “Casting your vote, your voice or your time for proposition 22 is entirely up to you,” ginz wrote in an email. Having said that, here are some ways to help you if you like Global Tech