There is a lot on the table this Thanksgiving– and I don’t mean just turkey and mashed potatoes. The runoff election in Georgia on December 6 could be the key to moving us closer to a future where we can not just survive but thrive.
|Electing politicians that represent the needs of our communities is essential to advancing the policies we care about like reproductive freedom, paid leave, housing justice, and the climate. Between the turkey and pie is the perfect time to talk to your family about why it’s important to vote in this run-off or help your family double-check their registration.|
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We’re so thankful for the working women across the country who showed that we have the power to determine elections. We showed up for our reproductive rights, raising the minimum wage, paid leave, the climate, and child care. Learn more about how working women are winning across the country on our blog.
|Our new survey report, in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center, details some of the issues and key policies motivating likely voters, especially women of color in Georgia.|
Low-income families will no longer have to worry about their kids going hungry at school thanks to Prop. FF, free breakfast and lunch will be provided to students.
|Sign up for updates on our Winter Leadership Symposium in 2023. We’ll talk about organizing, ways to get engaged in local advocacy, and how to make Wisconsin a better place where working women and families can thrive!|
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What We’re Reading
Forcing Thousands of Teens to Parent in a Post-Roe Nation
“Pregnant people who are denied an abortion are more likely to go on to live in poverty with their children and struggle to pay for basic expenses like food and housing.”
New Poll of Georgia Voters Highlights the Gaps Between Black Women Voters and Elected Officials
The findings of an online poll of Georgia voters released by 9to5 Georgia and the National Women’s Law Center highlight the gaps between Georgia’s Black women voters and elected officials, while also demonstrating the popular support for Black women’s core issues across race and gender when compared to white voters.
Teacher Salaries Are So Low That They’re Working Multiple Jobs
“If a teacher’s starting salary is approximately $40,000 a year, and if you’re working 60 hours a week, that’s only about $12 or $13 an hour. It doesn’t matter how many times you explain it to someone — overworked, underpaid, overworked, underpaid.”
These companies ran an experiment: Pay workers their full salary to work fewer days
Shorter work weeks can improve health and well-being, and reduce stress and burnout. Most workplaces participating in the study said they would continue a 4-day work week.
Think the Energy Crisis Is Bad? Wait Until Next Winter
Working women, people of color, and low-income earners will be affected most by higher energy costs. We have to act now to prevent corporations from taking advantage of a crisis to make profits and move to more sustainable energy for the future.