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Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Georgia | Comments Off on Fighting voter suppression one card at a time

Fighting voter suppression one card at a time

Fighting voter suppression one card at a time

The recent purge of Georgia voter rolls is scary, but it proves how powerful our votes can be.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Resources to Combat Sexual Harassment

Resources to Combat Sexual Harassment

Resources to Combat Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment on the job — and repercussions for harassers — has been in the news a lot this week. We know that sexual harassment is pervasive even in 2017, and we’ve got the resources to help you combat it in your workplace.

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in California, California_events | Comments Off on Sept 28: The Bail Trap Movie Night

Sept 28: The Bail Trap Movie Night

Sept 28: The Bail Trap Movie Night

Join the California Chapter for a special screening of The Bail Trap!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Colorado, Media Releases | Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: 9to5 Colorado Leaders and Partner Organizations Take Action for Renters’ Rights & Affordable Housing

MEDIA RELEASE: 9to5 Colorado Leaders and Partner Organizations Take Action for Renters’ Rights & Affordable Housing

MEDIA RELEASE: 9to5 Colorado Leaders and Partner Organizations Take Action for Renters’ Rights & Affordable Housing

Community members from Denver, Aurora, Westminster, and Commerce City will be coming together to participate in the National Renter’s Week of Action alongside other affiliates of the Right to the City Homes For All campaign. These impacted community and non-profit organizations behind the following local actions are all part of a statewide coalition called Colorado Homes For All, which was formed as a response to the national and local housing crisis.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in California, California_events, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sept 10: 9to5 LA Chapter Meet ‘n’ Greet

Sept 10: 9to5 LA Chapter Meet ‘n’ Greet

Sept 10: 9to5 LA Chapter Meet ‘n’ Greet

Join us for the LA Chapter Meet ‘n’ Greet! Enjoy a meal, welcome our new interns, and hear updates on the fightback for universal health care, affordable housing, and other 9to5 campaigns. We’ll have special discounts available on 9to5 memberships and t-shirts, plus great ways for you to plug in to volunteer with the chapter.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Lessons from the voting rights movement

Lessons from the voting rights movement

Lessons from the voting rights movement

As the co-chairs of 9to5’s Board of Directors, we’re proud of our history and of 9to5’s work to engage our communities in the voting process. It’s going to take every one of us in this fight. As lifelong activists in the voting rights movement, here is how and why we stay involved.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in California | Comments Off on The summer I learned that “I’m not free if you’re not free”

The summer I learned that “I’m not free if you’re not free”

The summer I learned that “I’m not free if you’re not free”

In 1965 I spent the summer in Alabama doing voter registration with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). We went to rallies and mass meetings; got arrested at demonstrations; and went door-to-door to register voters.

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Strength, Hope, and Resistance in the Face of Charlottesville Terrorism

Strength, Hope, and Resistance in the Face of Charlottesville Terrorism

Strength, Hope, and Resistance in the Face of Charlottesville Terrorism

As we watched the acts of white supremacy and hatred carried out in Charlottesville, we’re outraged, heartbroken, and called to deepen our commitment to love, resistance, justice, and to each other.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Fighting (and winning!) across generations

Fighting (and winning!) across generations

Fighting (and winning!) across generations

When my daughter was 6 months old she attended her first press conference, working to pass family and medical leave, or FMLA. This year, Kyla turns 29, FMLA turns 24, and I’m reflecting on how far we’ve come and what’s ahead of us now!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in National Action Network | Comments Off on #Slay4EqualPay on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

#Slay4EqualPay on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

#Slay4EqualPay on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

The truth is, unequal pay isn’t just about gender, but is inextricably linked to race and class. It’s ultimately about deeper societal values and norms – America is still operating under the belief that women are somehow less valuable than men, and women of color even less valuable because of the color of their skin.