Tag: Demos

Heather McGhee: No One Fights Alone

Social activist Heather McGhee says sowing dissention based on our differences is a tactic as old as the nation itself. Our job, McGhee said, is to focus on our common interests such as equal opportunity, affordable health care and decent jobs, while at the same time shine a light on the ultra-wealthy and corporations that seek to divide us for their own greedy purposes. McGhee, president of Demos, a public policy organization working for equality in America, received the Owen Bieber Social Justice Award from UAW President Dennis Williams on opening day of the 37th UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit. ... Read more

Detroit Mayor thanks UAW for being part of the city’s comeback

The UAW’s 37th Constitutional Convention opened this afternoon with a robust welcome by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan extending a big thank you to the union for the good work members continue to do. Approximately 1,100 delegates are attending the convention. The event is held every four years to conduct the union’s business, including electing International officers. Mayor Duggan, now in his second term as Detroit mayor, has led the city through a turnaround that has netted international acclaim for a comeback that is reshaping the city into a bustling urban hub.  In his remarks, he praised the work of the ... Read more

Dennis Williams, the UAW, and the Fight for True Democracy

This blog post originally appeared on Demos.org and was written by the president of Demos, Heather C. McGhee Each year, Demos recognizes leaders who are transforming America. From #BlackLivesMatter to Amy Poehler to Rashad Robinson, we have honored the people, organizations, and movements that are challenging our country to live up to the true meaning of democracy: a place where all Americans have an equal say and an equal chance. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be telling you about the leaders we will honor this year. I hope you will join us June 1 in New York City at our ... Read more