Democracy Initiative Congratulates New UAW President Ray Curry

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Amy Shenker,

Democracy Initiative Congratulates
New UAW President Ray Curry

Union and civil rights leader, an experienced organizer and coalition builder, served on DI board

Washington DC – The Democracy Initiative (DI) congratulates Ray Curry, elected on June 28 by the UAW International Executive Board to serve as president of the union, effective July 1.

“Ray is a dynamic labor and civil rights leader and experienced coalition builder who has done the hard work of helping Southern manufacturing workers organize strong, effective trade unions,” said Charly Carter, executive director of the Democracy Initiative. “The member organizations of the Democracy Initiative look forward to working with Ray and UAW members to fight racial injustice, secure our right to vote and fix or nix the filibuster that stands in the way of the PRO Act and other transformative policy changes our communities need.”

Curry previously served as a board member of the Democracy Initiative, a unique intersectional coalition with the UAW as an anchor partner. The DI brings together 75 labor, civil rights and environmental organizations representing more than 45 million people. The DI and its member groups are currently active in campaigns to expand voting rights, address climate change, bring fairness to U.S. workplaces, limit the role of big money in politics, and confront the legacy of strategic racism.

The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table.