Michele C. Hollow

I’ve been a freelance journalist for about 30 years. I have always enjoyed having my independence. Also, my son has autism; my schedule has allowed me to take him to therapy, pick him up from school when he’s had a meltdown, and take him to see doctors and other programs.

I don’t want to lose clients. I am older than 60, and there’s a lot of ageism in my field. No one will hire me for a full-time, in-office position.

What I want lawmakers to know: Please, consider how anti-independent contractor legislation will hurt freelancers, moms, older freelancers and disabled people.