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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.

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

Pregnant and working in Colorado? Know your new rights!

Pregnant and working in Colorado? Know your new rights!

Did you know about Colorado’s new law guaranteeing pregnant workers the right to reasonable accommodation to be able to maintain a healthy pregnancy and a paycheck? Learn about your new rights and hear from 9to5 members about how this policy impacts them.

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

#PaidLeaveChecklist

#PaidLeaveChecklist

What do we need to make sure that a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program will ACTUALLY meet the needs of working families? We’ve got a check list!

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

We All Need Paid Leave to Take Care of Ourselves

We All Need Paid Leave to Take Care of Ourselves

For over 15 years, I have been living with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that ranges from mild to life threatening. I’ve always felt pressured to compromise my health in order to maintain health benefits and work. Passing a federal family and medical leave insurance bill that covers all workers will be a victory for everyone.