House Bill Enables Local Governments to Consider Rent Control

February 9, 2024

In 2023, some state legislators are pushed to repeal the 1981 Colorado rent control. ban. The Repeal Prohibition Local Residential Rent Control repealed a provision in state law that prohibits rent control policies in the state of Colorado.  Representatives Javier Mabrey and Elizabeth Velasco, along with Senator Robert Rodriguez, have sponsored the legislation. Mabrey says…

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Report Spotlights Climate Justice Blind Spots for Colorado Families

February 9, 2024

Many Coloradans living in lower-income households are at higher risk of harm from climate change as well as environmental racism and injustice in their day-to-day costs of living. Senior organizer for 9to5 Colorado, Hannah Recht, shares sources of air and water pollution including highways, refineries and coal-fired power plants, which have been zoned for and…

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Colorado Democrats Propose ‘Rent Stabilization’ for Mobile Home Parks

February 9, 2024

Dismayed by changes in local mobile home parks, State lawmakers from Northern Colorado are proposing a sweeping new bill that would include the first statewide mandate for rent stabilization, which is similar to rent control. The bill which would cap rent hikes on mobile home lots each year is a response to the influx of…

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The High Cost of Living in Colorado

February 9, 2024

While Colorado’s economy seems to be booming, many Coloradans are barely scraping by, or are faced with making big changes to their daily habits to afford living there. The portion of Coloradans listing the high cost of living as one of their “extremely or very serious” problems rose to 88% in 2022 from 63% in 2020,…

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60 Years After Equal Pay Act Wage Gap Still Exists

February 9, 2024

60 years after the signing of the Equal Pay Act, women still only make 84 cents for every dollar men make. 9to5 Colorado Organizer Edith Mata speaks with CBS Weekend News about continues struggle for gender equality and equal pay. Watch. the full interview here.

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Colorado Voters Say Yes To A Paid Family And Medical Leave Program

February 9, 2024

In 2020, Colorado voters approved a new paid family and medical leave law. Under Proposition 118, Colorado would require that employers provide 12 weeks of paid time off for childbirth and family emergencies. Eight other states and Washington, D.C., have created similar programs in the last two decades. For years business interests have paid leave measures,…

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Voces de Resistencia Episode 1: Pilot

January 18, 2024

You’ve probably heard Dolly Parton’s hit song or watched the classic 1980’s film “9to5”. But how exactly are these media hits tied to our organization and the work we do now? In this pilot, we’re introducing ourselves and breaking down who we are, what you can expect from this podcast and why you should keep…

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June Newsline: Reflections & Highlights from the month!

June 29, 2023

  It’s been a year since the Supreme Court turned over Roe vs. Wade causing a disaster for women of color, low-income women, and women with disabilities. As of this week, more than half of states have enacted abortion bans or will enact them soon, affecting 15 million women of color.  But in that year…

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Summer Legislation Check-in!

June 23, 2023

The past few months have flown by as our teams in Georgia, Colorado, and Wisconsin have been hard at work fighting for paid leave, making sure workers can care for their families, stopping workplace harassment, equal pay, and more.  Here’s a more in-depth look at what our teams have been working on:  GEORGIA Our Georgia…

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2023 Legislative Summary | Resumen Legislativo 2023

June 7, 2023

View and download our 2023 Legislative Summary in English and Spanish here! ¡Vea y descargue nuestro Resumen Legislativo 2023 en inglés y español aquí!

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