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STATEMENT: Supreme Court Fails Michigan’s Students of Color

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s Proposal 2 by a 6-2 vote this week. Proposal 2, passed in 2006, codified discrimination by creating two separate and unequal systems for determining admission criteria at colleges and universities.

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Media Coverage: President Obama Takes Executive Action for Equal Pay

9to5 applauds President Obama’s two executive actions aimed at ending pay discrimination against women and people of color. The president is expected to sign the executive orders during an event at the White House on April 8 for Equal Pay Day, a day which women’s rights advocates recognize as how far a woman must work into 2014 to earn the same as a man did in 2013 alone.

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9to5 Colorado Releases Groundbreaking Transit Report

After intensive community canvassing, surveying, and organizing 9to5 Colorado has released their transit report titled “Left at the Station: A Civil Rights perspective on Transit Justice in the Front Range.”

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Press Release: Statement by 9to5 Executive Director Linda Meric on the State of the Union Address

“It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a “Mad Men” episode.” – President Barack Obama in his January 29, 2014 State of the Union address

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Hot Off the Presses: Maria Shriver’s New Report, “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink”

This week, The Shriver Report releases a new report addressing women’s poverty in the U.S. and some of the good jobs, workplace flexibility, equal opportunity and economic security issues that 9to5 organizes around.

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Press Release: 9to5 calls on Congress to extend unemployment compensation

Congress needs to return to Washington ready to govern, and the first thing on their agenda should be the extension of this critical safety net for workers who have been laid off and unable to find new jobs.

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