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Pride at Work Announces Appointment of Jerame Davis as Executive Director

For Immediate Release

September 22, 2014

Contact: info@prideatwork.org
 
Pride at Work Announces Appointment of Jerame Davis as Executive Director

Washington, D.C. – Pride at Work, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) constituency group of organized labor, has selected Jerame Davis as the Executive Director for the organization going forward. Davis will continue his responsibilities at Pride at Work’s headquarters in Washington, DC after a successful period as the organization’s interim Executive Director.

“Jerame impressed us immensely during his time as interim director,” said Lori Pelletier, Pride at Work Co-President. “We were thrilled when he agreed to stay on as our permanent ED.”

“I can’t think of a better place to be at this point in our movement’s history,” remarked Davis. “With marriage equality sweeping across the nation, our movement is refocusing on bread-and-butter issues, like workplace discrimination, income inequality, and access to health care. These are some of Pride at Work’s core issues.”
Davis has been leading the organization since June when he stepped in as interim Executive Director. In that time, he has accomplished a great deal, raising the organization’s profile in the media and building relationships with new allies. And with Pride at Work’s upcoming 20th anniversary celebration this year and the next triennial convention in 2015, the future is looking just as bright.

Originally from southern Indiana, Davis became acquainted with Pride at Work in Bloomington, IN after the local chapter got involved in a wrongful termination case he and his partner were battling. He has served as vice president of the Indiana Pride at Work chapter, on the boards of Indiana Equality and the Indiana Stonewall Democrats, and founded Indiana’s first LGBT direct action group. In 2010 he joined the staff at National Stonewall Democrats in Washington, DC and in 2011 became their Executive Director. Davis led the organization through the 2012 election cycle. He then joined the legislative team at Communications Workers of America before stepping into his role at Pride at Work.

Shane Larson, Pride at Work Co-President, said, “Jerame has exceeded our expectations as interim ED. We are confident the organization is in good hands and is on the right track for the future.”

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Pride At Work is the official constituency group of LGBT union members and allies fighting for workplace equality for LGBT workers.We organize mutual support between the organized labor movement in the spirit of the union movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All.” Workers interested in joining Pride at Work or in launching new chapter organizing efforts, can visit www.prideatwork.org or email us at info@prideatwork.org.


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