Would you give $15 to fund an advocacy campaign complete with pro website with testimonies of drivers, a professional video that rallies drivers and educates riders and representatives, a site that enables drivers to easily contact local, state, and federal representatives to defend working conditions? If I could get a 1,000 people to commit to that I would work it full-time for the next 2 months and blast the internet with a viral marketing campaign that would shift the perception, raise concerns with political representatives, and call these companies to account. I would also create a website that would distribute a weekly newsletter for rideshare related news, articles, and blogs. Additionally, there would be a page with a portal to contact your local legislators quickly and easily to make them aware of issues related to the industry. Finally, my goal would be to create and share a plan for local drivers to petition and advocate in their very markets effectively for better rates and fair policies. I've driven for Uber and Lyft, I have a degree in social work, I've got years of advocacy experience, I've worked in union and non-union situations for over 20 years, and you can tell by my posts around here that I am an articulate and effective communicator. I would not be the spokesperson, but I would conceive and write a short public relations commercial and hire a videographer to create it. I would also work tirelessly to promote a website with all manner of viral marketing (not unlike what Uber/Lyft have done to establish this current, inaccurate perception riders and new drivers have of the industry). Moreover, I would give people an ear for issues that should be addressed and create a diplomatic, but clear, platform for drivers to address these issues with a measure of professionalism and effectiveness they do not have when they are not united.