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Friday,
April 29, 2005

Volume 33,
Issue 17

Sat, Feb 27, 2016

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MICROSOFT SHOULD FIRE RALPH REED
MICROSOFT SHOULD FIRE RALPH REED
According to news reports, Former Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed earns $20,000 a month from Microsoft. Equal Rights Washington demanded this week that Microsoft Corporation sever its relationship with Reed.

“We’re dismayed to hear that Microsoft has on the payroll Ralph Reed, the founder of the Christian Coalition. Mr. Reed’s policies are not the policies of Washingtonians, nor should they be the policies of a world class leader like Microsoft,” said George Cheung, executive director of Equal Rights Washington. “Having Ralph Reed on the payroll certainly puts into question Microsoft’s commitment to equal rights.”

Recent news reports highlighted Microsoft’s decision to withdraw support of HB 1515, the Anderson-Murray Anti-Discrimination Bill, that failed by just one vote in the State Senate. “Microsoft needs to come clean about its relationship with Ralph Reed. Having Ralph Reed on the payroll, coming on the heels of Microsoft’s decision to withdraw support from the Anti-Discrimination Bill, certainly looks bad.”

“Microsoft’s reputation as a fair-minded company is rapidly slipping away from them, and if Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer are really interested in running a fair-minded company, they would fire Ralph Reed today.”



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