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Action Alert: 50 YEARS AGO WE MARCHED ON WASHINGTON D.C.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. That monumental event and the organizing that followed helped reshape our country and the economy. But we aren’t done yet. Call your Senators and Congressional Representative and tell them that, on this 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we expect them to take action on the Voting Rights Act to protect the voting rights of all Americans.

We Can Do Better: Join us on August 26 for the Day of Action!

Mark your calendar for 9to5’s National Day of Action on Women’s Equality Day on August 26. To celebrate this milestone, 9to5 will be engaging members across the country to take action for women’s workplace rights. This year we will focus on updating and expanding FMLA. Click here to learn more about our events or to sign 9to5’s pledge to support family-flexible policies.

Media Coverage: In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

Check out The New York Times story that highlights 9to5 member Stacey C. and quotes 9to5’s director of organizing. Yes, a lack of basic services (public transportation, quality schools, local businesses, community centers) in low-income segregated neighborhoods means that these working parents have additional barriers to upward economic mobility.

Media Statement: When Women Succeed, America Succeeds – An Economic Agenda for Women and Families

In the same spirit of the revolutionary women who united for women’s equality at the Seneca Falls Convention 165 years ago today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic women unveiled a new policy agenda that highlights some key women’s economic issues: equal pay, work and family balance, and access to affordable child care.

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