We’re less than one month away from our big 50th-anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C.! I can’t wait to celebrate our members, founders, staff, and all the hard work we have won over the past 50 years!
We still have a long way to go in this fight, but we’re not going anywhere. Every day, our members show us what’s possible when we remake the spaces that weren’t built for us. And those changes ripple outward to our whole communities and beyond.
Leng Leng Chancey
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Honoring Our Members
From the beginning, 9to5 has been powered by incredible women, and today our members are the heart and soul of 9to5. Among those members, we’re proud to work with incredible community leaders who give their valuable time, energy, and gifts to power 9to5. Each of our chapters has selected one member to honor at our 50th Anniversary celebration!
Adela is a true 9to5 leader who participates in several committees and is dedicated to keeping low-income and communities of color informed and at the decision-making table.
Denise is a lead canvasser with 9to5 who helps engage and register new voters. She’s passionate about voting rights, aging, and protecting persons with disabilities.
Tracy has been involved with 9to5 since 1999 and has been an organizer for the past five years working toward woker justice and voting rights.
Celebrating 50 Years
|Lilly Ledbetter fought her employer for equal pay when she learned that her male counterparts earned more than she did. She initially won her court case and millions in back pay, a decision that was later overturned by the Supreme Court.
9to5 spent years advocating for Congress to act to prevent Lilly’s story from being repeated. On January 29th, 2009 President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, giving employees more protections against discriminatory employer practices.
What We’re Reading
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Paid leave is picking up steam across the country. Here’s how it looks different from state to state.