9to5 California’s Get Out the Vote work includes organizing around non-partisan ballot initiatives that impact women and families, and educating our membership and larger community about their rights as voters. Once the elections are over, we mobilize our membership to hold their policy-makers accountable throughout the legislative session.
We’re proud to have contributed to the effort for California to lead the way in passing paid family and medical leave and paid sick days – but these laws don’t go far enough! 9to5 California works to expand paid leave and paid sick days protections to cover all workers and better meet families’ needs.
Through education, legislative advocacy and coalition work, 9to5 California tackles workplace discrimination, including unequal pay, workplace bullying, discrimination based on disability, and sexual harassment.
In service to our vision of an end to poverty, 9to5 California fights for affordable housing, universal health care, and an end to wage theft (where employers steal from their workers by denying breaks, forcing employees to work off the clock, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, and much more).
Cathy Deppe, Los Angeles
9to5 California Board Chair; 9to5 National Board Co-Chair
Represents 9to5 on Steering Committee of Uplift Inglewood housing justice coalition.
Martha Israel, Los Angeles
Treasurer and Office Manager
Ditravia Pagan, Los Angeles
Secretary and Social Media Lead
Christina DeHaro, Stockton
Represents 9to5 with the California Healthy Workplace Advocates and with statewide organizations advocating for disability justice in the workplace.
Joan Goddard, Campbell
Represents 9to5 on the Bay Area Equal Pay Collaborative, Santa Clara County Single Payer Health Care Coalition and Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition.
Daislyn Pease, Milpitas
Alternate 9to5 National Board Representative
Represents 9to5 on the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition.
Karla Salazar, Los Angeles