Startup Milwaukee rarely takes positions on political issues, but tomorrow morning, the Milwaukee Common Council will vote on a measure that would negatively impact ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft in the city of Milwaukee. This measure has been written to protect special interests (the taxi lobby) and limit your access to safe, affordable and friendly ridesharing services.
Ridesharing services are creating jobs and making the city more accessible for citizens, tourists and business travelers. Research also shows ridesharing services may even be leading to a decrease in drunk driving in other cities.
The folks at Uber have made it extremely simple to email your alderman. You may also visit the official contact directory for The Common Council here. Remind them, a vote for this measure is a vote against job creation, innovation, public safety and keeping Milwaukee competitive with other cities in the 21st century economy.
Let’s keep moving Milwaukee forward, The Startup Milwaukee Team