In my work as 9to5 Organizer for our Ban the Box campaign, I have been given the task to register people to vote. I find this to be the most discouraging thing I have had to do in a long time.
How can you tell it’s campaign season in Georgia? The mudslinging and partisan rhetoric are in full swing. Incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal trumpets his record of moving Georgia to the No. 1-ranked “business friendly” state, according to a 2013 Site Selection magazine poll, while his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Jason Carter, promotes “an economy that works for the middle class.”
Join the 9to5 California Conference for skill-building workshops and leadership development to build the working women’s movement in California!
The energy level in the workshop room was buzzing right when I walked in. We were a room full of leaders who also know how to work as part of a team!
For me, the White House Summit on Working Families was priceless! I was able to visit our nation’s capital and sit in the presence of President Obama and our First Lady, as well as Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, as they talked about working family issues.
It was such an honor to be part of the White House Summit on Working Families. Never in a million years would I have seen myself having lunch with the most influential person in the nation. It has left me speechless for days.
9to5 is excited to launch our new summer-long campaign to raise up women’s voices and votes on behalf of our families and communities!
On Monday, June 23 I was so proud to participate in the White House Summit on Working Families alongside powerful 9to5 member-activists, who weighed in on solutions for the workplace issues they are directly affected by.
Join us to share a delicious meal and watch The Fight in the Fields, a film telling the story of the first successful organizing drive of farm workers in the United States, while recounting the many failed and dramatic attempts to unionize that led up to this victory.
The right to work free from workplace discrimination and harassment is a fundamental human right supported by the vast majority of Americans across demographics and political lines. But currently, lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in 29 states, and transgender employees in 32 states, are still working without protection against employment discrimination.