Nike, has now created their own political action committee (PAC) and just donated $280,000 to help overturn the same-sex marriage ban in Oregon. It should be noted that Nike’s headquarters are in Oregon, and they were also one of the first companies to extend benefits to same-sex partners nearly twenty years ago. Talk about ahead of the times!
Here’s more from the Statesmen Journal:
“The PAC, called the Nike Equality PAC, plans to focus its efforts on collecting donations from Nike employees and Nike-affiliated companies. The news was first reported by the Portland Business Journal, which notes that the company donated $100,000 to start the PAC and its executives donated the remaining $180,000.”
“Nike is fully supportive of the initiative to create marriage equality so all our employees are treated fairly and with respect in the workplace and the community,” according to the Nike Equality PAC website. “We believe that diversity drives innovation, and allows us to attract and retain world class talent. For Oregon businesses to attract and retain the best talent, we need fair and equitable laws that treat all Oregonians equally and prevent discrimination.”
With that kind of record, you better believe they have a 100% rating from the HRC as well! Now I’ve gotta remember to shop Nike whenever I can!