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Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Georgia_events | 0 comments

Rally for the Dream!  Sunday Aug 28

Rally for the Dream! Sunday Aug 28

9to5 Georgia will partner with the WNBA to increase awareness of the wage gap for Black women and to talk about solutions. We will begin the afternoon with an Equal Pay Day rally at Phillips Arena featuring two WNBA players (1pm). We will support the Atlanta Dream as they take on the Connecticut Sun (game at 3pm).  After the game players will sign autographs and hold a press conference about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. For more information, or to reserve a free or discount ticket, contact Erica Clemmons (erica@9to5.org)

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Georgia_events | 0 comments

The Power of Storytelling: Sat Aug 20

The Power of Storytelling: Sat Aug 20

Storytelling can make listeners transform in a way that facts alone never could.  Join us for an interactive workshop to learn more about effective storytelling in campaigns, how to tell your own story, and tips for supporting others in telling their stories. When:  11am – 1:30pm Where: IBEW Building, 3rd floor conference room for more information, contact Helen Cox (helen@9to5.org)

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Wisconsin_events | 0 comments

Ban the Box Community Brainstorming: Sat Aug 20th

Ban the Box Community Brainstorming: Sat Aug 20th

Come learn about our Ban the Box campaign, share your story of barriers to employment and find out how you can help bring hiring fairness to the City of Milwaukee. Refreshments provided and childcare upon request. Contact Nancy Yarbrough (Nancy@9to5.org or 414-544-2649) to RVSP. When:  1:30 – 3:30pm Where:  9to5 office: 207 E Buffalo St #211 Parking available, contact Nancy for details

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Georgia_events | 0 comments

Calling All VoterRegistrationRockstars!

Calling All VoterRegistrationRockstars!

9to5 Georgia is on a mission to register voters and raise voices – and you can help.  Attend a 1 hour training and sign up for a site-based registration event that works for your schedule.  We are authorized to register the public at MARTA stations EVERY day from now till Oct 11.  Contact Erica Clemmons (erica@9to5.org) to get get trained and get scheduled.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Georgia, Homepage_featured | 0 comments

The United State of Women: The Movement and the Moment

The United State of Women: The Movement and the Moment

Speaking at the United State of Women Summit was an incredible experience. I never imagined that I would be on the same stage as President Obama, Kerry Washington and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. I spoke on a panel with equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter, to discuss the state of women in the workplace.
Charmaine Davis, 9to5 Georgia Director

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured, Wisconsin | 0 comments

Wisconsin Should Lead on Leave!

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.

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | 0 comments

New Polling Shows Strong Public Support for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Fund and Elected Officials Who Champion Working Families Policies

New Polling Shows Strong Public Support for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Fund and Elected Officials Who Champion Working Families Policies

New polling in 15 states shows strong support for national policies that support working families. By a nearly two-to-one margin, 61 percent of voters in these states support the creation of a national paid family and medical leave fund, 69 percent support a paid sick days law and 57 percent support increasing access to high-quality affordable child care.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | 0 comments

Taking a Stand for Black Lives

Taking a Stand for Black Lives

Last week was difficult for many of us at 9to5 and our economic and racial justice allies. The tragic police killings of two more Black men in less than 48 hours filled us with sadness, anger and fear. As a grandmother, it hurt my heart to see a four year old girl witness the murder of her mother’s boyfriend from the back seat of their car.

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Homepage_featured | 0 comments

Urge President Obama to Keep Families Together!

Urge President Obama to Keep Families Together!

Our immigration system is tearing families apart. Join 9to5 and our partners across the country to call on President Obama to act now to protect children and their loved ones by stopping all deportations.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in National Action Network | 0 comments

Reflections on The United State of Women

Reflections on The United State of Women

I left this Summit feeling more energized to continue working to improve the status of women in my community. As the Summit leaders emphasized, we still have much work to do!