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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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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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