#Slay4EqualPay on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

The truth is, unequal pay isn’t just about gender, but is inextricably linked to race and class. It’s ultimately about deeper societal values and norms – America is still operating under the belief that women are somehow less valuable than men, and women of color even less valuable because of the color of their skin.

Two Bay Area events to join Representative Rosa DeLauro, champion for working families

During more than 25 years in Congress, Representative Rosa DeLauro has been – and continues to be – on the front lines of the most important battles to protect and expand the social safety net to help families put food on the table, afford health care, earn decent wages (including equal pay for equal work), and retire in dignity.

Kitchen Table Talk

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is the date of the year that marks how much more Black women on average have to work to earn what a white man on average made the previous year!

To recognize this date and the racial, gender pay gap 9to5 Georgia will be putting on a Kitchen Table Talk Hosted by Mz Shyneka. Join us as we celebrate black womanhood and #SLAY4EQUALPAY.

Mothers Know Best!

Check out 9to5’s new report “Mothers Know Best: At the intersection of low-wage work, public assistance and child care.” Over the course of the past two years, focus groups in three states brought together 100 low-income parents to talk about the difficulties they face accessing public assistance, child care, and work, as well as the policy solutions they need.

New Report on LGBT Elders

9to5 allies at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) have released a new report on issuesfacing LGBT older adults. Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults takes a comprehensive look at the experiences of LGBT elders, the challenges to accessing the resources needed to age with support and dignity, and their resilience.

Tell Congress AGAIN: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Despite overwhelming public opposition to their plans to repeal health care, Republicans keep trying to take away our health care with a bill that is so bad, they have exempted themselves from it. Just like the last plan, it raises costs and cuts coverage. And now it guts protections for people with preexisting conditions, all to give massive tax breaks to the very rich and corporations.

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