Monday, March 28, 2011

9to5 Members Work for Change on MLK Day

MLK Day this year was a typical January day - cold and windy. But the rain drops and dropping temperatures did not diffuse the spirits of our marchers. There was plenty of laughing and good times! 9to5 National Association of Working Women was nicely represented by handfuls of spirited women, supportive men and eager children. We marched with signs representing our Fair Eats Campaign and chanted "$2.13 is not enough!” handing out flyers, inviting others to join the Atlanta Fair Eats campaign and organize for a fair wage. 

We also chanted "Up with Equality - yeah, yeah!  Down with Injustice! - boom, boom!" and shared information about the need to ratify CEDAW (The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women).  Understanding that Women's Rights ARE Human Rights and it's time to see the US ratify our laws and give women equal opportunity in the workforce! 9to5 members handed out over 300 fliers, raised our voices for equal rights and honored Reverend King with our passion and determination to make positive change.  We are ready for that change!  And on that cold, rainy day, we were a part of thousands who organized to raise voices for change and we chanted . . . “What do we want?  Equal Pay! When do we want it?  Yesterday!” . . . and we said it loud and proud.  

-Marnie Bell-Ferguson, 9to5 Atlanta Member

(Originally posted 1/24/2011)

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