Great op ed piece from former Medtronic CEO, Bill George, speaking out against the Minnesota marriage amendment.
According to George:
Our corporate leaders need to speak out forcefully against this amendment, because their companies have the most to lose if it passes. To date, only former CEOs Wheelock Whitney and Marilyn Carlson Nelson have done so, while other corporate leaders have been notably silent.
I couldn’t agree more! Unfortunately, nearly six months since starting this blog, and not much movement has been made. In a month, we’ll be celebrating Pride in the Twin Cities and these same companies will be out in big numbers. Unfortunately, no one will think twice about picking up their goody bags or other assorted junk that gets handed out in the park.
I can’t help but wonder if that’s the problem? Have we become too complacent in the fight? My best friend said to me the other day, “In 15 years, this will all be history, so what’s the point worrying about it now?”
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to just sit around and wait for history to happen. That’s the kind of mentality that’s going to lose this fight.