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9to5 Wisconsin

207 E. Buffalo St, # 211

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: (414) 274-0925

Fax: (414) 272-2870

Current Campaigns

Ban the Box

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.

Paid Family Leave

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.

Social Good Ordinances

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.

Latest Facebook Posts

2 days ago
It’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. No Matter Who You Are, That Should Matter to You

A conversation between Black Lives Matter cofounder Alicia Garza and Meena Harris.

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Latest Twitter Posts

Women of color are more likely to be low-wage workers. They also face a wage gap. This prevents them from reaching their full economic potential. #RaiseTheWage will give 20+ million women a well-deserved raise!

What is #gerrymandering in #WI all about? Rigged maps created by those in power help them keep that power. That's not how democracy works. More answers: Newsmakers: Redistricting Update @WisconsinEye @CommonCauseWI @DavidTCanon #FairMaps https://t.co/EszXXpAzGn

.@ProfessorHamlin on the #19thAmendment: "Senators approved the amendment not because they thought it would enfranchise women of color...but because they knew it would not." https://t.co/MM8cFLvSit #19that100 #suffrage100 #vote100 #womensvotes100 #votesforwomen #vanguard #OTD

Today marks 100 years to the day that the Senate passed the 19th Amendment.

A week later, on June 10, Wisconsin became the first state in our union to ratify the 19th Amendment.

I’m always proud to represent a state guided by our motto…#Forward. #ShallNotBeDenied #Suffrage100


9to5 Wisconsin Chapter Staff

Julie Emery

State Director

Julie’s passion for fighting for economic inequality came from her experiences growing up on a small family farm in rural Minnesota. “There’s something wrong with a society where someone like my Dad works an outside job and runs the farm and still ends up working into his 80s because he can’t afford to retire.” Julie spent over 20 years in sales and marketing in the corporate world while volunteering for nonprofits and political campaigns. Ten years ago she left the corporate world to pursue her passions for social justice first as political director in a labor union and then running a statewide civic engagement coalition in Virginia. She lives with her husband Mike and their cat, Tina. She relaxes by gardening, cooking, biking and getting lost in a good book.


Meghan Grahs

Chapter Organizer

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.


Rhonda Willette

Chapter Organizer

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.


State Board

Julie Meyer

Charmaine Lang

Beth Miller

Steven Webb

Keisha Robinson

Chineva Smith