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9to5 Wisconsin leader Nancy Yarborough speaks out for family leave insurance

I love my job and I take pride in my work. But we all know that family and health sometimes have to come first. When that moment comes for other families, I want to make sure they can take the time to celebrate new life, care for their loved one, or say goodbye — without having to worry about paying the bills.

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WIFi for WI – Paid Family Leave Insurance

The Wisconsin Family Leave Insurance Act was introduced in the state legislature on September 24th. The Keep Families First Coalition, led by 9to5, will continue to build support statewide for this bill, to ensure that working families do not have to choose between the family they love and the income they need.

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Too many Wisconsinites live in poverty.

Data released in September by the Census Bureau show poverty remains stubbornly and unacceptably high, and too many Americans are struggling to pay their rent and feed their families. Wisconsin 9 to 5 recently released a report focused on poverty in Wisconsin, in partnership with the Coalition on Human Needs.

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Women’s Equality Week: Four Ways to Celebrate

As we fight for “100% equality” for women and families, our resolve is renewed when our bodies and minds are healthy.

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For Mother’s Day, Wisconsin needs FMLI

On Mother’s Day, I cannot help but think of my mother and her role in leading me to my life’s work. I advocate for family medical leave insurance, because it would have allowed me to care for my mother and also pay my bills.

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Equal Pay Day and #BetterHaveMyMoney campaign

As I began to draft a blog post on Equal Pay Day the new Rhianna song “ Bitch Better Have My Money” began playing on my Pandora station. Equal Pay Day is the date that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. I immediately found myself nodding to the Kanye West-produced track and loving the sound of Rhianna’s Bajan accent screaming over the huge beat. By the time the chorus came through my speakers I was beginning to feel guilty for enjoying the song so much.

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