Mike Weinholtz on Civil Rights
Early champion of marriage equality
When the early nondiscrimination efforts were being advanced in the Utah Legislature, Mike was right by our side, testifying on our behalf. Mike was also an early champion of marriage equality. He threw his support behind efforts to provide loving
same-sex couples the legal rights to become full Americans. As a business leader, Mike led the way at CHG Healthcare to ensure that LGBTQ employees had every right and privilege that his straight employees enjoy.
Source: Equality Utah PAC on 2016 Utah governor race
, Sep 13, 2016
100% score from Equality Utah for pro-LGBT policy stances
Mike Weinholtz received a grade of 100% from Equality Utah, indicated pro-LGBT policy stances, as indicated in their 2016 Voter Guide
Organizational statement: The 2016 voter guide is a project of The Equality Utah Foundation, a
501(c)3 organization. This guide is intended for educational purposes only. Appearing in this guide does not constitute an endorsement from the Equality Utah PAC, a 527 organization.
Source: Equality Utah Voter Guide on 2016 Utah Gubernatorial race
, Sep 9, 2016
Equal pay laws end illegal wage discrimination against women
In Utah, women make 67 cents for every dollar paid to men, the second-worst gender wage gap in the nation. The difference is even larger for women of color. I believe in equal pay for equal work and at CHG Healthcare I worked hard to close the pay gap
and encourage women to take on leadership roles. Last year, we were recognized as the 15th best place in America for women to work.
As governor, I will ensure that public and private employers in Utah are complying with state and federal equal pay
laws and remove barriers to compensation for those who have faced illegal wage discrimination. We also need to make it easier for women to remain in the workforce though programs like paid family leave, because
when women can balance work and family, our economy grows. Further, we need to increase the wages women earn, both by raising the minimum wage and encouraging more girls and women to study STEM fields.
Source: 2016 Utah gubernatorial campaign website MikeForUtah.com
, Jun 17, 2016
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