Low-income refundable tax credits have lifted 110,000 Wisconsinites out of poverty each year, on average, from 2011 to 2013, and another 130,000 were lifted out of poverty each year, on average, from 2009 to 2011 due to SNAP.
It’s clear that anti-poverty programs are sound investments in Georgia, and particularly for Georgia’s families with children. We must do all we can to lift up opportunity in our state.
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“Banning the box will remove a huge barrier to employment and provide job seekers with opportunities to find family supporting jobs which will grow our local economy, strengthen our communities and reduce poverty,” says 9to5 Wisconsin member Rhonda Willette.
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Tamara Green, pictured here with her mother, is a member of 9to5 Georgia. She spoke at the national We Wont Wait Summit about her experience as a caregiver. Tamara is an advocate for her mother who lives with HIV/AIDS. Because she needed to accompany her mother to the hospital, Tamara was fired from her job.
Hot off the press! Take a look at 9to5 Colorado’s new report on community perspectives of the housing crisis in the Denver Metro Area and a comprehensive plan to shift the tide.
“You’d think they want us to fail,” said Marta, a young mother in a Boston parents’ meeting. She was rocking a sleeping toddler as she explained that she couldn’t cover her bills working just one job. So she added house cleaning on weekends, but the small pay increase led to her subsidized rent being doubled and she was now facing eviction. “How am I supposed to make this work?” she asked the other parents who were shaking their heads with an understanding that can only come from having gone through it. Over the next two hours, we kept coming back to that question and heard the same response. The women agreed, people who make policy “just don’t get it.”
Join 9to5 Los Angeles members to watch Suffragette on Women’s Equality Day, to celebrate the struggle for women’s right to vote.
9to5 Georgia will partner with the WNBA to increase awareness of the wage gap for Black women and to talk about solutions. We will begin the afternoon with an Equal …