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Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Tell Congress: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Tell Congress: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Tell Congress: Hands Off Our Health Care!

9to5 members and friends – Now is time to take action! Congress is voting this week and next on a bill that threatens to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA – Obamacare) and slash Medicaid, which together have reduced the number of uninsured Americans by many, many millions. Since the ACA became law on March 23, 2010, over 30 million have enrolled and more people in our country have health care coverage than ever.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on When women have had enough

When women have had enough

When women have had enough

International Women’s Day is getting more attention than usual in the U.S. this year. You can see it in the marches, rallies and strikes today, in the numbers of women at work wearing red, and in the diverse actions being taken nationwide for dignity, equality and respect.

Historically, this day was called International Working Women’s Day. Whether we balance two jobs just to (try to) pay the bills, take care of a sick parent, work a 9 to 5 job, or hold it down some other way, there are a million and one ways to be a working woman. Just as there are a million and one ways to fight what’s happening to all of us and move forward together toward justice.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in National Action Network | Comments Off on Tax Credits for WHO?

Tax Credits for WHO?

Tax Credits for WHO?

Tax credits don’t cut it. The FAMILY Act would make paid family and medical leave accessible to all workers, regardless of where they work, by spreading the costs out through a national social insurance program.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Media Coverage | Comments Off on Stalking, sexual assault victims may be able to break rental agreements under House bill

Stalking, sexual assault victims may be able to break rental agreements under House bill

by Marianne Goodland from The Colorado Independent …Women’s groups, advocates for the homeless and those who support victims of sexual assault or stalking are cheering a near-unanimous vote today on a bipartisan bill that would allow such victims to break apartment leases when they believe their lives are in danger. The measure, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Dominique Jackson of Aurora, passed the House this morning on a 61 to 3 vote. It now goes to the Senate, where it will be sponsored by Republican Sen. John Cooke of Greeley, a former...

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Colorado, Jobs & Interships | Comments Off on Job Announcement – 9to5 Colorado Organizer

Job Announcement – 9to5 Colorado Organizer

Job Announcement – 9to5 Colorado Organizer

9to5, National Association of Working Women seeks an experienced Organizer for its Colorado chapter, to lead our metro Denver regional campaigns to win affordable and accessible public transit by building the power and leadership of transit-dependent riders. This is a full-time, temporary position through the end of December 2017, with the strong possibility of extension.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Colorado, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Bill that provides more rights for working parents moves forward

Bill that provides more rights for working parents moves forward

DENVER — The Colorado House of Representatives approved by a voice vote a bill that provides more rights for working parents. “You’re trying to juggle three other lives plus your own and a work schedule,” explained DeAna Jimenez, a single mother of three. HB17-1001 allows parents to take unpaid leave to attend their kid’s extracurricular activities. The bill reenacts a 2009 bill that expired in 2015. “To be able to take care of my kid without having to worry about my job it’s like a dream come true, I...

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Igniting Strength, Hope and Resistance: 2017 and Beyond

Igniting Strength, Hope and Resistance: 2017 and Beyond

Igniting Strength, Hope and Resistance: 2017 and Beyond

As we face a new national political landscape, 9to5 remains committed to bringing our communities together to organize for the real changes we need to achieve justice and equality for working women – and for our broader communities. 9to5 is a place of progress and hope, where people can get involved in building a better world together. We are strong and principled; we will continue to lift up women’s voices and engage women to take action. Read our full statement of principles and action.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | 0 comments

We Need Paid Leave NOW – and Not Just for Maternity

We Need Paid Leave NOW – and Not Just for Maternity

This week, 9to5 and others who believe in common-sense solutions to personal medical and family care needs are celebrating the 24th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA ensures that eligible employees may use up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year to care for the birth or adoption of a new child or for their own or a family member’s serious illness, while retaining access to their health care. FMLA was a great starting point, and it’s been used more than 200 million times to benefit U. S. families.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Colorado, Media Coverage | 0 comments

Colorado’s mobile home parks are disappearing, but a proposed bill would try to save them

The Aspen Times By Jack Queen Mobile home parks can be integral components of a community’s affordable housing mix, but they also carry an element of instability: Residents typically own the pre-fabricated, rectangular houses they live in, but not the monthly-rented land underneath. That means that if the owner of the park decides to sell — as has increasingly been the case in some parts of Colorado — residents are forced to either pay tens of thousands of dollars to move their homes or abandon them, sometimes after years of interest...

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Homepage_featured | 0 comments

No Muslim Ban! Defend Immigrants and Refugees Now!

No Muslim Ban! Defend Immigrants and Refugees Now!

Just a week into his term of office, President Trump signed an executive order ending our country’s Syrian refugee program, suspending visas from seven majority-Muslim countries, and temporarily halting refugee resettlement.