Educate yourself! Find out about issues that are affect your community and if there are local movements already happening to improve them.
Contact your elected officials. Whether it is national or local, always take a minute to contact the people who are making decisions that affect you! 9to5 supports family-friendly policies, like paid sick days, and legislators need to hear why this is important.
Get your friends and family to contact elected officials. There is power in numbers! The more people to speak out about an issue, the more attention it will get from elected officials.
Register and vote! Every election counts. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to cast your ballot.
Make sure your family and friends register and vote!
Distribute 9to5 voter guides. Our voter guide is designed to help voters understand the issues that affect the lives of working women and their families
Speak out! Attend town hall meetings, write letters to your editor, post information about issues you care about in your community!
“I worked for an employer who didn’t provide earned sick leave. I was forced to go to work sick. Since I wasn’t able to stay at home and recuperate it took me a lot longer to get well. Unfortunately, my younger children would then get sick and my older daughters had to stay home from school so I could go to work. I couldn’t afford not to get paid. Not only did this affect my daughters’ school attendance, but it put me in a position that no responsible parent wants to ever be in.” --Latosha, Atlanta