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Media Coverage: Colorado anti-discrimination bills protect workers’ rights, strengthen economy

Many working women in Colorado face sexual harassment on the job, but they don’t have sufficient remedies available under state law to seek justice. These bills will preserve, not cost, Colorado jobs, and should be supported by all of us.

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Media Coverage: 9to5 Member Interviewd by FOX 31 Denver

Check out the interview 9to5 Colorado Member De Ana Jimenez did with FOX 31 Denver about her past experience of being denied a job due to her poor credit report because of her children’s medical bills.

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Media Coverage: MSNBC Story on President Obama’s call for universal preschool

Linda Meric, the national executive director of 9to5, an organization dedicated to ensuring the rights of women, applauded Obama’s decision, noting “The average cost of childcare ranges from $3,900 to $11,700 annually, often making it impossible for women in low-wage jobs to make ends meet.”

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Media Coverage: Women Still Not Earning Equal Pay

Dana Schultz, 9to5 Milwaukee Chapter Director, appearing on TMJ4’s “Wisconsin Tonight” shares why Congress must pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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Media Coverage: Op-ed in the Huffington Post on FMLA Anniversary

Americans agree that there’s nothing more important than taking responsibility and caring for your family members. After 20 years, it’s time to make FMLA more affordable and accessible. Our country needs healthy and economically secure families to help fuel a strong, thriving economy.

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Media Coverage: Colorado Democrats support workplace antidiscrimination proposal

Erin Bennett, Colorado director of 9to5, National Association of Working Women, said the changes are necessary because the monetary compensation some plaintiffs get isn’t enough to cover attorneys’ costs. This leads to some attorneys not being willing to take discrimination cases against small businesses, leaving those victims without any means for justice, she said.

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