Cory McCray

Cory McCray

Cory V. McCray was born and raised in Baltimore City and currently resides in the Overlea Community. He received his education through the Baltimore City Public School System. After graduating from High School, he completed a five-year apprenticeship program with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 24. By the age of twenty-one, he became an accomplished business owner in the Belair-Edison community. Since the age of 24, he has devoted his time to giving back to the communities in the Northeast Baltimore area by presiding on several executive boards, while also participating actively with numerous local unions. He continues to be an energetic advocate for social justice and wears many hats in support of effective leadership.

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Have you ever heard of Transform Baltimore? Well a few months ago, I read an article about the initiative to create healthier neighborhoods/communities within Baltimore City. I was most impressed by the conversations about reducing the amount of liquor stores in the urban community. I thought that everyone was aware of the damage that corners inundated with liquor stores can produce, and how the Transform Baltimore initiative to have liquor stores follow the laws on the books would eventually reduce the problem and send Baltimore in the right direction. Well, the no-brainer isn’t really a no-brainer.

On Saturday, November 12, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a local progressive think-tank, hosted its latest political forum  called, "Local Hiring: How do we get Baltimore working?" Cory McCray, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 24, was one of the panelists. Here is what he had to say about the event.

The Freedom Forum - Local Hiring
Real Transformation Calls on Baltimore City Liquor Stores to Follow Laws on Book