Following the release of the Freelancing in America 2015 report, our founder Sara Horowitz shares her perspective on this year’s findings in Fast Company.

She highlights three major takeaways from the study including: the continued growth of the freelance workforce; how more and more workers are going freelance by choice; and that freelancing pays – often times more than a traditional 9-to-5.

But the independent workforce still faces many difficulties and, despite the fact that freelancers occupy a large voting segment, no one is stepping forward to help put a safety net in place.

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What do you think the future looks like for #FreelanceNation? Will your experience as a freelancer factor into your vote in the 2016 presidential election? Share your thoughts on social media with the hashtag #FreelanceNation.

A new soul and media geek, Laura writes about sustainability, community, poetry and pop culture. Find her @Pennyscientist or on Freelancers Union.