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A caregiver’s wage gap

Keisha from Wisconsin lays out how not having access to paid sick days or paid family leave contributes to the wage gap by punishing women financially for taking care of our families.

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Wisconsin releases new poverty report

Low-income refundable tax credits have lifted 110,000 Wisconsinites out of poverty each year, on average, from 2011 to 2013, and another 130,000 were lifted out of poverty each year, on average, from 2009 to 2011 due to SNAP.

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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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