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Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Colorado, Homepage_featured | 0 comments

Colorado Needs to Pass the Parental Involvement for Academic Activities Bill for Families Like Mine

Colorado Needs to Pass the Parental Involvement for Academic Activities Bill for Families Like Mine

My name is Nicole Rodriguez, and I am a member 9to5 Colorado, a grassroots organization that strengthens women’s abilities to win justice for working women. I am a widow with a 12-year-old son, and my family supports HB-1002, Parental Involvement for Academic Activities, which reenacts the 2009 “Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act.” This bill would allow parents to take a limited amount of job-protected time off from work to attend their children’s academic activities.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Wisconsin | 0 comments

Businesses support Family Leave Insurance in Wisconsin

Businesses support Family Leave Insurance in Wisconsin

Like most people, I have never traveled to the state Capitol to testify at a legislative hearing. But I have been a supporter of paid family leave since I found out that it didn’t exist when I was pregnant with my first son. So I support WI Family Leave Insurance (WIFI) personally, and through the Keeping Families First coalition as the representative of Mid-Day Women’s Alliance, a business women’s organization in Appleton, WI. When I heard about the Senate hearing, I blocked off my day so that I could be there to testify in support of the bill.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Homepage_featured, Wisconsin | 0 comments

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

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.

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Georgia_events | 0 comments

9to5 Lobby Day – Tuesday Feb 23

9to5 Lobby Day – Tuesday Feb 23

At 10 AM we will go in groups to the Capitol to meet with our legislators about the Family Care Act and other key issues for working women and families.

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Colorado, Homepage_featured | 0 comments

My Wage Gap as a Mom and Daughter

My Wage Gap as a Mom and Daughter

Our culture of female caregiving means that having no paid family leave hits women’s paychecks harder than men. When my younger daughter needed surgery at the same time that my elderly father needed immediate medical attention, times were tough.

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Georgia | 0 comments

We Should All KNOW OUR RIGHTS!

We Should All KNOW OUR RIGHTS!

I don’t know too many people that have not experienced some form of discrimination or had their rights infringed on, in the workplace or when in a position of potential employment. 9to5’s leadership series has given me more motivation and focus as I continue to seek employment in a challenging employment environment.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Georgia | 0 comments

Achieving My Goals Through 9to5

Achieving My Goals Through 9to5

My goal after completing 9to5’s Community Internship is to be in a confident position on an executive level to make change while educating and leading grassroots campaigns.

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in California, California_events | 0 comments

Event: 9to5 LA’s Fair Trade and Conscious Gifts Holiday Bazaar!

Event: 9to5 LA’s Fair Trade and Conscious Gifts Holiday Bazaar!

Come support 9to5 as well as local and international artisans with fair trade, unique, hand-made and affordable gifts.

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Georgia | 0 comments

Helping My Community Through CIP

Helping My Community Through CIP

I will always stand up for people, because I truly believe every human being has the right to life, love, laughter, and the pursuit of happiness.

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | 0 comments

Ban the Box Is a Win for Women

Ban the Box Is a Win for Women

I know that this will open the door for families all over the United States to be able to bounce back, get on their feet, and make positive changes in their lives. It shows that one mistake does not have to define you for the rest of your life.