Mike McGavick on Civil Rights


Supports affirmative action in government contracting

Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Oct 24, 2006

Supports constitutional amendment defining marriage

Q: Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?

A: Yes.

Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Oct 24, 2006

Re-authorize Patriot Act to win war on terror

Source: Campaign website, www.mikemcgavick.com, "Issues" May 2, 2006

Civil unions ok; redefining marriage not ok

I do not believe it would be right to change the definition of marriage. However, I am open to a thoughtful discussion of civil unions. I also believe that particular attention should be paid to the laws affecting nontraditional couples who have children Changes must be made in the benefits laws of our state and nation to make sure that these laws recognize these families. I instituted such benefit policies at Safeco insurance while I was serving as CEO."
Source: Email from campaign reported on abortionstate.blogspot.com Mar 23, 2006

Patriot Act is no longer an issue

The most vulnerable incumbent Democrat who joined the PATRIOT filibuster is Washington's Maria Cantwell. But Mike McGavick, her millionaire Republican challenger, isn't making the PATRIOT Act an issue. McGavick's campaign staff didn't comment when Cantwell cast her vote, and they're not planning on it in February. "Two years ago the PATRIOT Act was a polarizing issue," says McGavick's staff. "But unless something changes and the public goes crazy about it I don't think it will be an issue for us."
Source: David Weigel, Reason Magazine Jan 19, 2006

As Safeco CEO, launched wide-scale diversity strategy

Safeco's commitment to diversity began with CEO Mike McGavick's conviction that "only companies that seek with urgency to understand their role in [a] more diverse society will have a real chance for success in coming decades." In 2001, the insurance company launched a wide-scale effort to develop a diversity strategy for Safeco. Safeco recognizes that diversity is critical to its business success and has responded with programs to increase representation of women and people of color at all levels of the company, to increase its business with women- and minority-owned vendors, and to ensure its community outreach and corporate philanthropy reach diverse populations. Safeco's diversity efforts included making "Valuing Diversity" a core competency for all employees; creating an "Inclusion Index" from its employee opinion survey; and developing an intranet based "Diversity Performance Report" to establish strategic accountability and metrics for company-wide diversity efforts.
Source: Business for Social Responsibility, bsr.org, "Issue Briefs" Apr 4, 2005

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