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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.”

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in California, California_events | 0 comments

Movie Night with 9to5 LA: Suffragette

Movie Night with 9to5 LA: Suffragette

Join 9to5 Los Angeles members to watch Suffragette on Women’s Equality Day, to celebrate the struggle for women’s right to vote.

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.