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Equal Pay Day and #BetterHaveMyMoney campaign

As I began to draft a blog post on Equal Pay Day the new Rhianna song “ Bitch Better Have My Money” began playing on my Pandora station. Equal Pay Day is the date that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. I immediately found myself nodding to the Kanye West-produced track and loving the sound of Rhianna’s Bajan accent screaming over the huge beat. By the time the chorus came through my speakers I was beginning to feel guilty for enjoying the song so much.

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Member Blog: The Greatest Accomplishment

This is the greatest accomplishment of my life. All my life I have been in and out of the system and being told “No” when it came to trying to obtain employment.

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Membership: The Chance to Make Extraordinary Change

As a result of 9to5’s tenacious organizing efforts the city of Atlanta became the first city in Georgia to Ban the Box! An African proverb states “if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together”.

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Intergenerational Activism Inspires at Selma Anniversary

I can never forget how I felt walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge March 8. I was filled with so many emotions. I cried. I chanted to the top of my lungs. I could feel the spirits of the elders who travel across this same bridge.

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9to5 VICTORY! Georgia Becomes First Southern State to Ban the Box

After years of grassroots campaigning and activism, Georgia became the first southern state to adopt Ban the Box fair hiring policies when Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Feb. 23

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Winning Ban the Box in Macon, GA!

On Feb. 17th, 2015 Macon-Bibb passed a resolution 6-3 for the city/county government to draft and pass a ban the box ordinance.

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