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9 to 5 Colorado

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4130 Tejon St, Unit A
Denver, Colorado 80218

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(303) 628-0925
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Current Campaigns

Work/Family Policy

Everyone has a sick child or relative at some point, yet 88% of Coloradans don’t have paid leave to care for a seriously ill family member, welcome a new baby or recover from a personal illness. The CO FAMLI Act will create a family and medical leave insurance program for all Colorado employees.

Affordable Housing

9to5 recognizes housing as a human right and sees the lack of affordable housing as a factor that contributes to the wage gap. Some of the specific issues 9to5 is currently working on is renter’s rights on the state and local level, affordable housing, community control of land, development without displacement, and rights for mobile home owners.

Workplace Equity

9to5 Colorado’s work centers low income and vulnerable populations in the workforce. We have led efforts to close the gender pay gap in Colorado for over 20 years, prioritizing the need of women of color. We are currently offering Know Your Rights in the Workplace trainings and helped pass the 2019 Equal Work for Equal Pay bill.

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Latest Twitter Posts

Advocates for paid leave in Colorado have faced a decade of hard work in bringing it to law. We're overjoyed that the will of voters for Prop. 118 was upheld with the signing of SB21-251. [ARTICLE] https://bit.ly/3q2LOrR #PaidLeaveForAll #COLeg

Breaking down the Agricultural Bill of Rights: Here's how Senate Bill 87 will revolutionize the workplace for Colorado farmworkers. https://bit.ly/3zvXCHe #AgWorkersRights

Grateful for all the parents from @ClaytonLearning who used their voices to support the Tax Fairness package. This reform will change the lives of working families for many years to come. #ColoradansOverCorporations

Black tenants are *twice* as likely to have eviction cases filed against them.

Our eviction crisis is a racial justice issue and why we must renew our call to cancel rent and mortgage payments until the pandemic ends.

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/03/1001404416/corporate-landlord-evicts-black-renters-at-far-higher-rates-than-whites-report-f

Partners

Colorado 9to5 Chapter Staff

Andrea "Dre" Chiriboga-Flor
Colorado State Director
Dre started at 9to5 as a public transit organizer but has taken on housing as her main area of work as the housing crisis has progressed throughout the Colorado metro area. Her specific focuses include mobile homes, community control of land, renter’s rights, and she helped co-anchor the coalition Colorado Homes For All, which is based on a national housing justice movement started by Right to the City called Homes For All. Before coming to 9to5 she worked with United Students Against Sweatshops and the Workers Rights Consortium as a volunteer and later worked in childcare, all of which furthered her interest in the intersections of labor, race, and gender.
Ashley Panelli
Paid Leave Campaign Manager
Ashley is the Paid Leave Campaign Manager with 9to5 Colorado advocating for accessible paid family and medical leave policies across the state. She began her organizing work as the chair of the Denver DSA Socialist Feminist committee and prioritizes centering women and people of color in the fight for economic justice. Prior to working at 9to5, Ashley was a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional for developmentally-disabled women with psychiatric disorders. As a black women born to a Jamaican immigrant, Ashley is invested in rooting her work at the intersection of race, class, and gender discrimination.
Cesiah Guadarrama Trejo
Senior Housing Organizer
Cesiah is a housing organizer with 9to5 Colorado, organizing in mobile home communities and pushing for more renter’s rights at the state level.. Born in Morelos, Mexico, she moved to Colorado when she was six years old. Cesiah first became an advocate by helping to pass legislation that granted undocumented college students in Colorado in-state tuition. Cesiah earned her degree in political science with a minor in women’s studies.
Luz Galicia
Housing Organizer
Luz joined 9to5 as a member leader from the Denver Meadows Mobile Home Park community. From the start, Luz brought incredible her skills and strengths to 9to5 through our housing and renters renters’ rights work. In 2019 Luz joined our staff as a housing organizer, helping residents learn their rights and organize together to win change on housing issues.
Janei Maynard
Communications Coordinator
As Communications Coordinator, Janei works to uplift the narrative of the chapter and its members. She has previously served as Marketing Manager of The Outsiders music collective and Program Coordinator at the Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts, working with student artists from historically silenced communities. Janei also taught Social, Emotional and Relational Wellness at the middle school level. Currently, she works to create equity in youth development and minimize personal and collective harm in communities of color through education, communication, and dance. Janei received her B.A. in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity and M.A. in Communication, both from Stanford University.
Ashley Campos-Torres
Administrative Coordinator
Ashley Campos W. is the Admin Coordinator for 9to5’s Colorado Chapter. She recently graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Hispanic Studies. While studying, she interned at an immigration law firm in the DC area that inspired her to dive more into the realm of social justice and human rights. Her passion aligns with helping women and minorities fight for social equality and economic justice.
Kaitlin Altone
Organizer
Kaitlin first joined 9to5 Colorado as an intern while earning her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver. Prior to joining 9to5, her organizing work began as a canvass director, running grassroots fundraising campaigns for progressive non-profits. She also worked as a mental health worker for children with trauma from physical and sexual abuse. These experiences drive Kaitlin’s desire for gender, racial, and economic justice. As a 9to5 organizer, Kaitlin is working to pass paid family and medical leave in Colorado so that womxn and their families can thrive in and out of the workplace.
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