Prop 1 opposition rally held at City Hall

Proposition 1 protest at City Hall (KXAN Photo)
Proposition 1 protest at City Hall (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — In just a few weeks, you can decide if drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft must be fingerprinted.

Tuesday, several city leaders held a rally against Proposition 1.

They claim Uber has already spent nearly $2 million on television ads and social media that mislead the public.

They say this election is about who will run Austin: citizens or corporations.

“I don’t believe that corporations should have the same first amendment rights as people, and what Uber and Lyft are doing to Austin today demonstrates exactly why.”

Monday, Austin’s former Mayor told us he supports companies like Uber and Lyft. He says it’s not worth losing these valuable services. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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