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9to5 Colorado

4130 Tejon St, Unit A

Denver, CO 80218

Phone: (303) 628-0925

9to5Colorado@9to5.org

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. 

Latest Facebook Posts

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Some photos from the 2019 Soiree and our photobooth!

Some photos from the 2019 Soiree and our photobooth!

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Latest Twitter Posts

Today we celebrated our 2019 accomplishments w/ @MHConnects trading cards! Our successes wouldn’t be possible w/o our amazing team & steering committee! @UNEcolorado @9to5Colorado @EnterpriseNow @UrbanLandC @MiCasaDenver @MontbelloOrg @TDFcommunity @CCDC501c3 @GatesFamilyFDN

Congratulations to winners at our ADA Access Awards @DisabilityCubed @9to5Colorado @jaclynreporting @leslieherod and PTISAWQUAH for your awe inspiring service to our community. Thanks to key sponsors @RMHPCommunity AOI @THINKchangeTTT @thearcofco @coaccess @PASCOhh

While paid family leave is quietly gaining ground in state legislatures, federal policy and debate related to the issue has been noisy and disjointed. https://bit.ly/2nLfFt8

Our states are leading the way in showing #paidleave is possible. Follow @fmlyvalueswork for details!

Partners

9to5 Colorado Chapter Staff

Judith Marquez

Colorado State Co-Director

Judith has a strong background in grassroots community organizing for racial and economic justice in Denver, Colorado. Having grown up as a daughter of Mexican immigrant parents, Judith roots her work in her own family and community’s struggle for justice and liberation. Judith has worked in community on legislative campaigns to promote immigrants and workers rights, campaigns to stop community members’ deportations and most recently organizing with Latino day laborers to fight wage theft. She is passionate about bringing an anti-oppression and intersectional frame to the social change work in the state.

judith@9to5.org 

Andrea “Dre” Chiriboga-Flor

Colorado State Co-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.

andrea@9to5.org 

Ashley Panelli

Paid Leave Organizer

Ashley is a paid leave organizer 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.

ashley@9to5.org 

Cesiah Guadarrama Trejo

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.

cesiah@9to5.org 

State Board

Regan Byrd
Anti-oppression activist, trainer, and non-profit operations professional.

Kris Garcia
Community organizer & solutions specialist. Family is what is most important to Kris.

De Jimenez
Certified Medical Assistant empowering patients through education.

Jackie Parkins
Organizer with the Colorado Education Association

Alana Stevenson
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Jasmine White
Community volunteer and Activities Specialist