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Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Georgia_events | 0 comments

Feb 11: Ban the Box Information Session

Feb 11: Ban the Box Information Session

Have you been turned down for a job because of your criminal history? Come to this information session to learn about your rights when it comes to answering certain questions on job applications!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Georgia_events | 0 comments

Feb 18: Let’s Taco-Bout It!

Feb 18: Let’s Taco-Bout It!

Join us for tacos as we “Taco-Bout” the new events and issues that will be effecting the Georgia Chapter of 9to5 in 2017!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Georgia_events | 0 comments

Feb 22: Lobby Day at the Capitol

Feb 22: Lobby Day at the Capitol

Participate in our annual Lobby Day as we speak directly to the legislators handling our issues!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Wisconsin_events | 0 comments

Advocacy and Media Training Saturday, May 13th

Advocacy and Media Training Saturday, May 13th

Throughout 2017 9to5 Wisconsin will be hosting a series of trainings to prepare our community members to stand up for what’s important to them. Sign up for this session on Saturday, May 13th by contacting Astar Herndon (astar@9to5.org). We hope to see you there!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Wisconsin_events | 0 comments

Advocacy and Media Training Saturday, July 15th

Advocacy and Media Training Saturday, July 15th

Throughout 2017 9to5 Wisconsin will be hosting a series of trainings to prepare our community members to stand up for what’s important to them. Sign up for this session on Saturday, July 15th, 2017  by contacting Astar Herndon (astar@9to5.org). We hope to see you there!

Posted by on Jan 7, 2017 in Wisconsin_events | 0 comments

Advocacy and Media Training Saturday, September 2nd

Advocacy and Media Training Saturday, September 2nd

Throughout 2017 9to5 Wisconsin will be hosting a series of trainings to prepare our community members to stand up for what’s important to them. Sign up for this session on Saturday, September 2nd  by contacting Astar Herndon (astar@9to5.org). We hope to see you there!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Homepage_featured | 0 comments

Tell Congress: Don’t Take Away our Healthcare!

Tell Congress: Don’t Take Away our Healthcare!

Congressional leaders are lining up to destroy family-supporting health care programs like Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and Medicare as fast as possible — launching their attack as early as January. Call the toll-free Healthcare Protection Hotline, to say “NO!”

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Georgia, Homepage_featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Amber’s Story: How Public Assistance Helped This Mom Make Ends Meet

Amber’s Story: How Public Assistance Helped This Mom Make Ends Meet

I still keep my EBT card with my other sentimental items like movie tickets and family photos. As a new mom struggling to make ends meet while in school and working 20-30 hours a week, government assistance programs helped keep my family afloat. These programs allowed me to be a mom, finish school, and create the life I wanted.

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Homepage_featured, National Action Network | Comments Off on Minimum Wage: I work two part-time jobs to survive

Minimum Wage: I work two part-time jobs to survive

Minimum Wage: I work two part-time jobs to survive

I work two part-time jobs. I have student loan debt that I fear I will never be able to pay off. I can’t save for my future retirement, much less put money aside for an emergency. I stay with my parents who don’t charge me rent or expect money for groceries. Some weeks I work 50 hours or more.

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in California | 0 comments

Know your new rights for assistance from CalWORKs!

Know your new rights for assistance from CalWORKs!

January 1, 2017, the Maximum Family Grant rule will no longer be in effect! If your family receives CalWORKs assistance, but you had one or more children who were ineligible, you may now be eligible to receive additional cash aid.