Last week was difficult for many of us at 9to5 and our economic and racial justice allies. The tragic police killings of two more Black men in less than 48 hours filled us with sadness, anger and fear. As a grandmother, it hurt my heart to see a four year old girl witness the murder of her mother’s boyfriend from the back seat of their car.
Our immigration system is tearing families apart. Join 9to5 and our partners across the country to call on President Obama to act now to protect children and their loved ones by stopping all deportations.
A letter of love, solidarity, and commitment from 9to5 in response to the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
After years of work to rally support and lift up the voices of directly impacted families, 9to5 California and our partner organizations are proud to announce that 130,000 children across the state will now have access to the assistance they need and deserve, instead of being unfairly punished by the Maximum Family Grant rule.
Our Wisconsin chapter is doing great work around #BanTheBox!
“As an organizer with 9to5 Wisconsin, I work with a huge population of women who are struggling to turn their lives around; to get and keep jobs after returning from prison.”-Nancy Yarbrough, 9to5 WI Chapter Organizer.
Check out Nancy’s Op Ed, published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Engaging in the community about personal issues and taking a stand provides much fulfillment. That is what I have got the opportunity to feel here at 9to5. Standing with the community and for the community means everything to me.
Equal Pay Month represents how far into the new year women have to keep working to earn on average what men earned just in the previous calendar year. Women of color, moms, women with disabilities, lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people have to work even longer to catch up.
My name is Nicole Rodriguez, and I am a member 9to5 Colorado, a grassroots organization that strengthens women’s abilities to win justice for working women. I am a widow with a 12-year-old son, and my family supports HB-1002, Parental Involvement for Academic Activities, which reenacts the 2009 “Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act.” This bill would allow parents to take a limited amount of job-protected time off from work to attend their children’s academic activities.
I love my job and I take pride in my work. But we all know that family and health sometimes have to come first. When that moment comes for other families, I want to make sure they can take the time to celebrate new life, care for their loved one, or say goodbye — without having to worry about paying the bills.
Our culture of female caregiving means that having no paid family leave hits women’s paychecks harder than men. When my younger daughter needed surgery at the same time that my elderly father needed immediate medical attention, times were tough.