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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.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in National Action Network | Comments Off on Take Action for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Take Action for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Take Action for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Three ways you can take action for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in California, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Two Bay Area events to join Representative Rosa DeLauro, champion for working families

Two Bay Area events to join Representative Rosa DeLauro, champion for working families

Two Bay Area events to join Representative Rosa DeLauro, champion for working families

During more than 25 years in Congress, Representative Rosa DeLauro has been – and continues to be – on the front lines of the most important battles to protect and expand the social safety net to help families put food on the table, afford health care, earn decent wages (including equal pay for equal work), and retire in dignity.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Georgia, Georgia_events | Comments Off on Kitchen Table Talk

Kitchen Table Talk

Kitchen Table Talk

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is the date of the year that marks how much more Black women on average have to work to earn what a white man on average made the previous year!

To recognize this date and the racial, gender pay gap 9to5 Georgia will be putting on a Kitchen Table Talk Hosted by Mz Shyneka. Join us as we celebrate black womanhood and #SLAY4EQUALPAY.

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Homepage_featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mothers Know Best!

Mothers Know Best!

Mothers Know Best!

Check out 9to5’s new report “Mothers Know Best: At the intersection of low-wage work, public assistance and child care.” Over the course of the past two years, focus groups in three states brought together 100 low-income parents to talk about the difficulties they face accessing public assistance, child care, and work, as well as the policy solutions they need.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Trump Budget a Disaster for Women and Families

Trump Budget a Disaster for Women and Families

Trump Budget a Disaster for Women and Families

Trump Budget A Disaster For Women And Families By Linda Meric, originally featured on The Huffington Post. Despite his promises, he would sacrifice the needs of ordinary people to reward millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations. The new Trump budget proposal is a disaster for women and families. It slashes trillions of dollars from food stamps, health care and other safety net programs that working families need to make ends meet. It includes a paid leave proposal that is nothing more than lip service – unworkable and not what...