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Media Coverage: Fair Pay for Women Starts With a Fair Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would benefit 17 million women. They include women like Crystal Whetstone from Ohio, who had to move in with her parents to make ends meet on a minimum wage salary, and Peggy Jackson in Atlanta, who earns only enough to cover rent and utilities. Without the ability to pay their bills, these women, and more like them, are trapped in a cycle of poverty.

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Media Coverage: Workplace rules need updating

Colorado has fallen woefully behind, and until last year was one of only eight states that hadn’t updated laws to give victims of illegal discrimination the right to seek justice and be made whole for their damages. When it is enacted next year, HB 1136 will preserve, not cost, Colorado jobs.

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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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RTD lobbied by low-income workers

9to5 activists and transit riders lobby the Denver Regional Transportation District to rework fares to make them more affordable to low-income residents.

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Colorado’s child-care aid snubs families it was meant to help the most

9to5 Colorado Board Member De Jimenez is featured in this story on Colorado’s child-care tax credit that is aimed at families that earn less than $60,000, but doesn’t help those who need it most.

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Media Coverage: Asian American Group Unveils Legislative Priorities, including the Family Care Act

This radio news spot highlights the growing influence of Asian American voters in Georgia, and their support for the Family Care Act (HB 290) which would allow workers to use earned sick days to care for a child, spouse, or elderly parent. The campaign for HB 290 is being led by 9to5 Atlanta.

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