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The High Cost of Being Poor in Georgia

It’s clear that anti-poverty programs are sound investments in Georgia, and particularly for Georgia’s families with children. We must do all we can to lift up opportunity in our state.

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VICTORY! Milwaukee Bans the Box on City Applications

“Banning the box will remove a huge barrier to employment and provide job seekers with opportunities to find family supporting jobs which will grow our local economy, strengthen our communities and reduce poverty,” says 9to5 Wisconsin member Rhonda Willette.

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STATEMENT: Officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death – A first step, but much more needed

As prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced that six Baltimore police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, protesters cheered. Their demands have been heard, and their direct action has made a difference.

But Mosby’s announcement is just the beginning. That’s why marches and demonstrations, in Baltimore and across the country, will continue.

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Despite overwhelming public support, FAMLI Act dies in the CO House

For Immediate Release April 30, 2015     Erin Bennett Colorado Director, 9to5 303-601-9510, erin@9to5.org DENVER – The FAMLI Act (Family...

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STATEMENT: Congress Reintroduces the Paycheck Fairness Act; the Time to Pass it is Now

Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation which would help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs. Now is Congress’ chance to do the right thing by passing the bill.

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Statement: Congratulations, OUR Walmart! Raise for workers, momentum for more changes!

Last week, members of OUR Walmart won a huge victory – a raise for half a million Walmart workers nationwide whose families desperately need better pay and regular hours.

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