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Raya Denny, a college student and driver in Springfield, explains why flexibility matters.

Raya Denny, a 23-year-old from Springfield, said she’s been driving for Lyft for nearly four years now. Speaking on behalf of the coalition, Denny said she wants to ensure independent status because it’s most convenient for her schedule.

“For me, flexibility is everything, and I need to remain flexible because I am a college student,” Denny said. “So during the day, I just need to be able to get my college work done and any other tasks or appointments or whatever I need to do.”

Raya Denny

Driver, Springfield

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