Thursday, April 08, 2010

9to5 Leadership Conference in San Jose

It's been become a cliché to say the U.S.A. in general, and California in particular, are in an unprecedented crisis. Unfortunately, this is one political cliché that happens to be true. Know something else? Low-income working people, especially working women struggling to balance work and family, are the first to get thrown under the political campaign bus. Progressives are constantly bombarded by appeals from high-powered groups to "get involved" in worthy causes around the world, but we must never forget the need to "take care of business" right here. Middle-class and low-wage working people did not create this crisis, but they are the ones being kicked in the teeth. It's clear nobody, neither "conservative" Republicans nor "liberal" Democrats are going to organize to fight for us. Therefore, we must organize to fight for ourselves.

Event:9to5 California -- National Association of Working Women
6th Annual Regional Leadership Conference

"Changing the Workplace, Changing the World"
Date:Saturday, April 10, 2010
Place:2302 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131
Time:9:00 AM -- 2:00 PM


Panel Discussion with Workshop Breakouts:

CalWORKS/State Budget Fight Back

Sally Lieber,
Former Speaker Pro Tem, CA State Assembly

Wage Theft and Equal Pay Action

Ethel Long-Scott
Director, Women's Economic Agenda Project (WEAP)
Oakland, CA

Universal, Single Payer Health Care in California

Joan Goddard,
Legislative Director, 9to5 California
San Jose, CA

Luncheon with Honored Guests:

Cindy Chavez,

South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council

Jim Beall,,

California State Assembly

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Policy Action Days

9to5 joins California Partnership Coalition in Sacramento
  • Monday, April 26th -- Advocacy and Training
  • Tuesday, April 27th -- Visits with Local Legislators

Carpool from San Jose on Monday, 8:00 AM.

You may register online at:

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