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The 9to5 Colorado chapter was formed in 1996 beginning with a single organizer providing sexual harassment awareness training to low-income women in Denver. This small operation has grown into a thriving chapter spanning multiple issue areas with roughly a dozen staff and a powerful network of members. 

TODAY

Our team has had recent success fighting for workers in Colorado, passing FAMLI, a paid family and medical leave insurance program for workers, in 2020 by ballot initiative.

In 2019 we also passed Equal Work for Equal Pay, changing the landscape for equal pay not only in Colorado but across the country. In 2023, we passed Ensure Equal Work for Equal Pay, an update to the previous law expanding its reach. 

In 2022, our members and community told us in our first Climate Justice Survey the climate issues that were affecting our community the most. Since then we’ve passed the Mobile Home Park Water Quality Act and continue to find opportunities and policies to work toward. 

As a leading organization of the Colorado Homes for All coalition, we’ve been paving the way towards housing justice in Colorado fighting for renters’ rights and mobile homeowner’s rights. In 2021, we passed a bill curbing excessive late fees for renters and are now fighting for protections against unjust evictions. In 2019, we helped pass the Mobile Home Park Act which enforced stronger regulations and protections for mobile homeowners, who make up a large portion of our membership. We previously helped Denver Meadows residents purchase their mobile home park and are currently organizing Foxridge Farm in Aurora. 

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Colorado News

Governor Polis signs ‘For Cause Eviction’ and ‘Safe Housing’ bills

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This year we are celebrating major wins for housing justice as Governor Polis signs two important renters’ rights bills into law: For Cause Eviction (HB24-1098) and Safe Housing for Residential Tenants (SB24-094). HB24-1098 ensures tenants are only evicted when landlords have concrete grounds (For Cause), such as nonpayment of rent or lease violations. The bill also defines no-fault evictions – an eviction where a landlord wants to renovate, repair, convert, or demolish a unit or if they want to move…

Colorado Campaigns

  • People assembled carrying signs during a protest in support of just housing policies

    Housing Justice for all Coloradans

    No matter where we come from, what we look like or how much we earn, we all need a warm, safe and stable home where we can raise our families,
    • Colorado Chapter
  • Climate Justice in Colorado!

    Climate Justice became 9to5’s newest issue area after realizing many of the injustices our members face overlap with climate change. These issues, including a lack of access to clean air
    • Colorado Chapter

Colorado Events

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  • “For Cause Eviction” (HB24-1098) has recently gone into effect after years of fighting for this historic tenant protection in Colorado. We will be hosting a training going over your new...

    July 11th, 2024 6:00 PM through 7:30 PM

    Held Online // Se Llevará a Cabo en Línea

  • 9to5 is teaming up with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) to present information about the Mobile Home Park Water Quality Act and the solutions program currently in...

    June 15th, 2024 10:30 AM through 12:00 PM

    1001 Arapahoe Ave Boulder 80302

  • Calling all mobile homeowners! We’d like to invite you to a Know Your Rights training with a housing lawyer to answer your questions. Spanish interpretation will be available. Any questions...

    June 8th, 2024 10:30 AM through 12:00 PM

    Held Online // Se Llevará a Cabo en Línea

Colorado Resources

  • Colorado FAMLI Resources

    Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) is Colorado’s first paid leave social insurance program that launched on January 1st, 2024. Through FAMLI, CO workers will have access to up to
    • Colorado Chapter
    • Paid Leave/FAMLI in Colorado
  • 2024 Legislative Summary – Colorado

    View and download 9to5 Colorado’s 2024 Legislative Summary here.
    • Colorado Chapter
    • Climate Justice in Colorado!
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    • Housing Justice for all Coloradans
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    • Paid Leave/FAMLI in Colorado
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    • Worker Justice in Colorado