Mike Duke, Newest CEO of WalMart, Inc. Is Listed As a Signer of The Anti-Gay Adoption and Foster Care Petition
A one, Mike Duke of 16 Pinnacle Drive, Rogers, Arkansas with the birthdate of 12/07/49 appears on a petition sheet for the Anti-Gay Arkansas Adoption and Foster Ban or Act 1. The actual petition sheet may be viewed here and on KnowThyNeighbor.org where one may find the alleged signature of Mr. Duke and the check mark put on by the State of Arkansas indicating that this name was verified and counted for the advancement and ultimate success of the anti-gay legislation in Arkansas in 2008 otherwise known as Act 1.
Thanks to the notation of a commenter, Concerned Arkansas Citizen, on the KnowThyNeighbor blog
this was brought to our attention. Mike Duke became acting CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. on February 1, 2009 though he was with Wal-Mart since 1995. Other Board members affiliated with Mike Duke can be viewed here on Business Week.
Wal-Mart claims to have an environment of "diversity" within its stores though the HRC only ranked Wal-Mart at 40% in its Corporate Equality Index in 2008. Shocking.
Mike Duke of the same address, 16 Pinnacle Drive, Rogers, AR and listed as "Wal-Mart Management" made a $ 2300 campaign contribution to Mike Huckabee in 2008. The name, Susan Duke also at 16 Pinnacle Drive appears on this anti-gay petition. Susan Duke is the wife of Mike Duke and sits on the Board of the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter.
Tom Lang, Director