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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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Wisconsin Should Lead on Leave!

Wisconsin was a trailblazing state in the 1980’s passing the first state family and medical leave law. Today, Wisconsin has a chance to catch up with the national trend of paid family and medical leave insurance. In an op-ed printed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Aug 3rd, 9to5 Interim State Director Astar Herndon makes the case for pending state legislation.

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Because We All Deserve a Second Chance

Our Wisconsin chapter is doing great work around ‪#‎BanTheBox‬!

“As an organizer with 9to5 Wisconsin, I work with a huge population of women who are struggling to turn their lives around; to get and keep jobs after returning from prison.”-Nancy Yarbrough, 9to5 WI Chapter Organizer.
Check out Nancy’s Op Ed, published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Up Close and Personal with 9to5’s Community Internship Program

Engaging in the community about personal issues and taking a stand provides much fulfillment. That is what I have got the opportunity to feel here at 9to5. Standing with the community and for the community means everything to me.

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Working with 9to5, fighting for justice and change!

Participating in the Membership Drive, I heard enthusiasm from the community makes me feel that what 9to5 does is important and I am glad that I can be part of that support. Change is important and so is standing up for our community rights. That is what 9to5 does.

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Businesses support Family Leave Insurance in Wisconsin

Like most people, I have never traveled to the state Capitol to testify at a legislative hearing. But I have been a supporter of paid family leave since I found out that it didn’t exist when I was pregnant with my first son. So I support WI Family Leave Insurance (WIFI) personally, and through the Keeping Families First coalition as the representative of Mid-Day Women’s Alliance, a business women’s organization in Appleton, WI. When I heard about the Senate hearing, I blocked off my day so that I could be there to testify in support of the bill.

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