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9to5 Georgia

501 Pulliam St SW, Suite 344

Atlanta, GA 30312

Phone: (404) 222-0037

Fax: (404) 222-0006

Current Campaigns

Voter Registration & GOTV

I am Woman #WatchMeVote is a campaign to register 7500 Georgians, conduct 10 city-wide pop-up education shops, and help to increase voter turnout in precincts that have low voter turnout. Imagine how powerful we could be if every woman who was eligible to vote did.

Family Definitions

In 2018, families can be big or small, made up of people who share a common bond: Love. We partnered with the Family Justice Network in a project to engage local communities across Georgia in conversations about the need for public and workplace policies that include families of all shapes and sizes.

Family Care Act

9to5 was an instrumental part of the coalition group that worked to get the Family Care Act signed into state law. The Family Care Act ensures that anyone who earns sick time at work is able to use that time to care for a family member, in addition to themselves.

Power of Participation

When women participate in public life, we change our communities for the better. Our new Power of Participation training traces the history of women making their voices heard in the United States and equips women with the tools to speak out and make change today.

Latest Facebook Posts

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Latest Twitter Posts

In all 50 states, data shows a single worker currently needs or will soon need at least $15 an hour to cover basic living costs. The Raise the Wage Act of 2019 would help ensure that more working people throughout the country will be able to make ends meet. #raisethewage

1 in 9 workers is paid a wage that leaves them in poverty even when working full-time and year-round #RaiseTheWage @NelpNews

The minimum wage should provide a meaningful standard to ensure workers make a living wage no matter where they live. Find more information on the Raise The Wage Act here: https://t.co/06B1kv8uAh #raisethewage


9to5 Georgia Chapter Staff

Erica Clemmons-Dean

Georgia State Director

Erica is a Community activist at heart, who believes that we should have full access to all civil and human rights equally. Her fight for economic and social justice started as a political organizer with The United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Erica has a passion and commitment to build Young People’s involvement in the movement of social and economic justice.

Erica@9to5.org // 404-222-0001

Shanda Neal

Organizer II

Shanda is a firm believer that someone else’s opinion does not define you or what you can accomplish in life, if you are willing to fight. A graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a degree in Political Science, Shanda was a vanguard for grassroots organizing and politics. Collegiate activism lead to campaign work for city council elections in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Shanda seeks to leave the world a better place, whether by given a voice to the voiceless, or redeeming social, political, and economic conditions that keep people oppressed.

Shanda@9to5.org // 678-842-3682

Amna Farooqi


Amna Farooqi is passionate about community, self-determination, and organizing. She is based in Albany, GA. Her background is primarily in Israel/Palestine, having spent time organizing in the American Jewish community and on the ground in Israel/Palestine studying and leading educational trips. She has interned and worked for a variety of progressive and political organizations, including J Street, the Obama White House, West Wing Writers, and the Ossoff for GA-06 congressional campaign. Originally from Maryland, she is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland.

amna@9to5.org // 301-793-1405

Marilyn Lee


Marilyn Lee is a Georgia state-wide organizer and a social justice activist with emphasis on advocacy for criminal justice reform. In addition to her work with 9to5, Marilyn is an organic beekeeper and student presently pursuing a degree in Social Psychology.

marilyn@9to5.org // 404-222-0037

Sandra Kluivers

Quaker Fellow

Sandra has dual nationality, being a Dutch and Swiss national who has lived in five different countries within the last 22 years. She recently graduated from Earlham College, in Richmond, Indian, with a degree in International Studies and a minor in Global Management. She has been passionate about gender equality all her life, working with women from marginalized communities in Nepal and South Africa to conduct research on local gender issues, and believes that local activism will change the world

sandra@9to5.org // 404-688-0165

Derek Baugh

Project Coordinator

Derek is an advocate and activist for the trans community who is also very passionate about the treatment of and prevention of HIV. Born and raised in Atlanta, Derek’s intersection of identities as a black trans man and lived experience as a cis-gendered female afford him the opportunity to see things holistically. Derek enjoys Alabama football (ROLL TIDE), cooking, spending time with loved ones, collecting 90s memorabilia, and traveling. He obtained an associate degree in business management from West Georgia Technical College and is finishing a bachelor’s degree at Georgia State University. Derek is extremely passionate about being a voice for those who don’t have one and being visible for those who are unable to be.

derek@9to5.org // 404-688-0165

State Board

Gloria Smith (Chair)

Marla Bexley-Lovell

Tabitha Atkins

Latoya Brennan

Juliana Henao

Tamara Green

Jacquelyn Hutchinson

Erin Joyner

Daphine Lay

Kim Schofield, M.A., CLC

Fenika Miller
Macon/Warner Robbins

Coco Papy

Michelle Sims