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Media Coverage: Child care tax credit moves forward despite $20 million price tag

9to5 member De Jimenez testifies that Colorado’s bill to expand the child care tax credit to the poorest working families is fundamentally about fairness.

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Media Coverage: Advocacy group 9to5 blasts RTD for high fares, service cuts, gentrification

“After a year of doing this work, the one thing that came out loud and clear was that transit is not affordable,” 9to5 organizer Zoe Williams said. “Before we can talk about last-mile connections, station safety, service changes, or light rail, we have to make sure that people can get the fares and passes they need to make the transit system relevant.”

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The Family and Medical Leave Act turns 21 – Coming of age means it’s time to make leave more accessible and affordable

On the 21st anniversary of FMLA, 9to5 Colorado and coalition partners are working to educate the public and state policy-makers about the need for paid leave.

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9to5 Colorado Releases Groundbreaking Transit Report

After intensive community canvassing, surveying, and organizing 9to5 Colorado has released their transit report titled “Left at the Station: A Civil Rights perspective on Transit Justice in the Front Range.”

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9to5 Member Shares Her Story with Thousands

9to5 Colorado member Shelby Ramirez shares her FMLA story with over 16,000 listeners, who called in to a national tele-townhall to discuss fair pay, paid family and medical leave, paid sick days and affordable child care.

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9to5 Member: Earned income tax credit can be a lifesaver

When my EITC refund came in 1996, it was worth nearly $1,900. I had never seen so much money before in my life. I was finally able to pay off the electric bill, and I used $800 to buy a car — a used Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. To me, that car was a Mercedes.

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