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Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Colorado | 0 comments

We All Need Paid Leave to Take Care of Our Families

We All Need Paid Leave to Take Care of Our Families

When when my younger daughter needed surgery at the same time that my elderly father needed immediate medical attention, having to take time off unpaid was an enormous financial burden for me. Establishing paid family leave is a necessary step to close the gender wage and stop punishing women financially for taking care of our families.

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Homepage_featured | 0 comments

Building together for hope and progress

Building together for hope and progress

A letter from Linda Meric in response to the November 8th election.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Uncategorized, Wisconsin | 0 comments

Wisconsin releases new poverty report

Wisconsin releases new poverty report

Low-income refundable tax credits have lifted 110,000 Wisconsinites out of poverty each year, on average, from 2011 to 2013, and another 130,000 were lifted out of poverty each year, on average, from 2009 to 2011 due to SNAP.

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Georgia, Media Releases | 0 comments

The High Cost of Being Poor in Georgia

The High Cost of Being Poor in Georgia

It’s clear that anti-poverty programs are sound investments in Georgia, and particularly for Georgia’s families with children. We must do all we can to lift up opportunity in our state.

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Georgia | 0 comments

Volunteer Opportunity: Join the Team Registering Atlanta to Vote!

Volunteer Opportunity: Join the Team Registering Atlanta to Vote!

At 9to5 we recognize that the power voters hold is critical to a just society where legislators are accountable to the issues that impact our families. Click the link in this post to signup to volunteer to register voters!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases, Wisconsin | 0 comments

VICTORY! Milwaukee Bans the Box on City Applications

VICTORY! Milwaukee Bans the Box on City Applications

“Banning the box will remove a huge barrier to employment and provide job seekers with opportunities to find family supporting jobs which will grow our local economy, strengthen our communities and reduce poverty,” says 9to5 Wisconsin member Rhonda Willette.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Homepage_featured | 0 comments

Winning Justice for Working Women by Voting Our Values

Winning Justice for Working Women by Voting Our Values

Hot off the press! Take a peek at our 2016 Voter Guide.

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Georgia, Homepage_featured | 0 comments

My Heart Lies in Organizing

My Heart Lies in Organizing

Tamara Green, pictured here with her mother, is a member of 9to5 Georgia. She spoke at the national We Wont Wait Summit about her experience as a caregiver. Tamara is an advocate for her mother who lives with HIV/AIDS. Because she needed to accompany her mother to the hospital, Tamara was fired from her job.

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Colorado, Homepage_featured | 0 comments

WARNING! Gentrification in Progress: Community Perspective on the Denver Metro Housing Crisis

WARNING! Gentrification in Progress: Community Perspective on the Denver Metro Housing Crisis

Hot off the press! Take a look at 9to5 Colorado’s new report on community perspectives of the housing crisis in the Denver Metro Area and a comprehensive plan to shift the tide.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | 0 comments

Moms say, “Don’t make policy about us, without us!”

“You’d think they want us to fail,” said Marta, a young mother in a Boston parents’ meeting. She was rocking a sleeping toddler as she explained that she couldn’t cover her bills working just one job. So she added house cleaning on weekends, but the small pay increase led to her subsidized rent being doubled and she was now facing eviction. “How am I supposed to make this work?” she asked the other parents who were shaking their heads with an understanding that can only come from having gone through it. Over the next two hours, we kept coming back to that question and heard the same response. The women agreed, people who make policy “just don’t get it.”