Despite receiving thousands of petitions overnight from supporters of Uber and Lyft, Illinois House members passed a bill to regulate ridesharing services, 80-26. The companies deny a claim by legislators and the taxi industry that they were consulted in the crafting of the bill.
The debate in Chicago over how the city should regulate ridesharing technologies has gained heat with the aid of lobbyists and public relations firms. But they don’t always identify up-front who their clients are.
For Global Activism, Alice Teisan, the founder of His Wheels International, updates us on how things have taken off for her since being featured on Global Activism last year. Teisan was an avid cyclist before she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1992. But she channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others around the world suffering from disabilities. His Wheels International recycles old bikes to send overseas.