This year was my first year to participating in the 9 to 5 Working Women Atlanta Chapter Annual Lobby Day at the Capitol. All in all this was a fantastic day lobbying and I would encourage anyone to come out with 9 to 5 for future annual lobby days!
Congressman John Lewis hosts “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” with Special Guest House Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Join us for an information session about the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) and to learn more about Georgia HB 290, Family Care Act!
The 9to5 Membership Drive is in full swing! And what better way to renew your membership, meet other 9to5 members, and have a little fun than at our 2014 Bowl-a-thon!
“After a year of doing this work, the one thing that came out loud and clear was that transit is not affordable,” 9to5 organizer Zoe Williams said. “Before we can talk about last-mile connections, station safety, service changes, or light rail, we have to make sure that people can get the fares and passes they need to make the transit system relevant.”
David Jones, a 12-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome explains the importance of affordable family leave: “If my mom wouldn’t have taken off of work and stopped giving me those medications, who knows what would have happened to me. I hope that other kids with the same problems as me will continue to have the same opportunity to stay home for a time and get better.”
At a recent Georgia House Committee hearing on the Family Care Act (HB 290), I was reminded both of how far we have come since the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993, and how far we still have to go to fulfill the promise of this important legislation.
From California to New York, and from Texas to Wisconsin, Action Network leaders and chapter members spread the word at parades, rallies, and local gatherings in their communities in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Take advantage of special membership drive rates and join or renew your membership today. Your membership will help win raises, rights, and respect for working women across the country.
On the 21st anniversary of FMLA, 9to5 Colorado and coalition partners are working to educate the public and state policy-makers about the need for paid leave.