Committee member Alicia Newton and I were privileged to represent 9to5 at the press conference for National Voter’s Registration day in collaboration with the other member organizations of Pro Georgia. The opportunity to have a voice in democracy was awesome. It was an honor knowing that so many before us gave their lives in order to make this possible.
We are thrilled to introduce our new Community Internship Project (CIP) participants Sonya Underwood and Colleen Higgins. Colleen and Sonya have deemed themselves to be on a “social justice adventure!”
Too many women are more likely to know where the fireworks are held in July than how or when to cast a vote in November. And our democracy depends far more on this latter information.
Sept. 15, 2015 — Marilyn Winn, 9to5 Organizer, was featured on WALB News. Winn met with Albany City and Dougherty County commissioners and spoke about why it is important to Ban …
In my work as 9to5 Organizer for our Ban the Box campaign, I have been given the task to register people to vote. I find this to be the most discouraging thing I have had to do in a long time.
How can you tell it’s campaign season in Georgia? The mudslinging and partisan rhetoric are in full swing. Incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal trumpets his record of moving Georgia to the No. 1-ranked “business friendly” state, according to a 2013 Site Selection magazine poll, while his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Jason Carter, promotes “an economy that works for the middle class.”
The energy level in the workshop room was buzzing right when I walked in. We were a room full of leaders who also know how to work as part of a team!
For me, the White House Summit on Working Families was priceless! I was able to visit our nation’s capital and sit in the presence of President Obama and our First Lady, as well as Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, as they talked about working family issues.
Join us for two days of amazing workshops and speakers from across the state. Learn about civic engagement and voting rights and develop your leadership skills!
Join in the movement to “Ban the Box” and end employment discrimination for formerly incarcerated individuals! Meetings are held every first Wednesday of the month.