9to5 Atlanta Organizer Marilynn Winn talks about her experience on WRFG talking about “Ban the Box.”
As a member of 9to5, I have gained a supportive network in my personal and professional life. The connections I have made are for a lifetime. I cannot imagine my life or my job without my 9to5 network supporting me. They are my backbone; they are my voice.
9to5 Atlanta members gathered for our annual Grassroots Lobby Day to tell the State House that Georgia needs the Family Care Act (HB 290). Co-sponsored by the ACLU, the lobby day began with an overview of HB 290 talking points followed by an in-depth training on how to meet with legislators.
Blind to the real hardships faced by millions of Americans and ignoring what the majority of voters in this country want, the U.S House of Representatives is set on harming our nation’s shared economic prosperity in exchange for giving tax breaks to those who need them the least.
We need to protect and expand our Wisconsin Family Medical Leave! Join 9to5 Milwaukee’s first member meeting of the year and learn how to protect and expand this critical law that strengthens families and the economy.
Linda Meric, the national executive director of 9to5, an organization dedicated to ensuring the rights of women, applauded Obama’s decision, noting “The average cost of childcare ranges from $3,900 to $11,700 annually, often making it impossible for women in low-wage jobs to make ends meet.”
We celebrate Ella Mae Wade Brayboy, an organizer whose work exemplifies the mission and philosophy of 9to5 Atlanta. Because of 9to5’s commitment to registering and mobilizing women, young adults, low income people and communities of color we want to recognize the work of this remarkable woman.
Contact your U.S. Senators and Representative today and tell them to support working families by stopping tax breaks for the wealthy and protecting programs to help those most in need. We all need to pay our fair share. We cannot allow the burden to fall on the most vulnerable of our society or working families.
Dana Schultz, 9to5 Milwaukee Chapter Director, appearing on TMJ4’s “Wisconsin Tonight” shares why Congress must pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama called for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, an increase in the federal minimum wage, universal preschool and a fair budget that isn’t balanced on the backs of America’s most vulnerable. These are important steps to create new jobs and energize our economy.