We believe in equal opportunity for everyone and an end to employment discrimination against the formerly incarcerated. This is why 9to5 Wisconsin has led campaigns in Milwaukee and Racine to remove the conviction history check box and other application questions about a person’s criminal background.
No one should have to choose between a paycheck and the health and well-being of their family. We’re working to create a statewide paid leave insurance program allowing Wisconsin workers to take up to 12 weeks paid time off for personal illness, family illness, or the birth or adoption of a new child.
We want to encourage employers to adopt progressive workplace policies with social good ordinances. This would give extra points to companies bidding for a contract with the city if they have any of the following policies: ban the box, living wages, paid sick days, paid family leave, breastfeeding accommodations.
Wisconsin State Director
Astar has served as a non for profit advocate and community organizer since her undergraduate tenure in 2006. She’s managed various policy campaigns aimed at changing the plight of communities of color and readily uses her skills and talents toward the missions of equality and unity. In 2012 she graduated with her Masters in Policy from DePaul University in Chicago, IL and currently leads the 9to5 WI chapter including the statewide Keep Families First Coalition toward paid family leave, gender equity improved workplace conditions in the state of Wisconsin.
Astar@9to5.org // (414) 274-0925
As a third generation organizer, Rhonda has organizing in her DNA. Over the past twenty plus years her primary focus has been working to build grassroots leaders in the many venues of injustices faced within her community from low wage working populations, renters & homeowners, youth and elderly, low income housing tenants and parents of school age children. Rhonda has been active in the progressive movement of policy change work with 9to5 since 2008.
Rhonda@9to5.org // (414) 274-0925
Meghan is a Lutheran Volunteer and a recent graduate of Augustana College with a degree in Spanish Language and Literature. She has previous experience interning with an immigrants’ rights organization. She is passionate about social justice and anti-oppression work and hopes to pursue a career in community organizing after her volunteer year.
Meghan@9to5.org // (414) 274-0925