President Obama, Tell Corporate America Your Inauguration is NOT for Sale
Sign the Petition Urging Obama to Refuse Corporate Money for His Second Term Inauguration
Note: The committee charged with raising the funds for President Obama's inauguration announced on Friday, December 7, that it will accept unlimited corporate donations. Read Public Citizen's response to this disappointing news.
Now, perhaps more than ever, the U.S. needs a president who will stand up to the legion of corporate polluters, exploiters, scammers and tax dodgers who are distorting our democracy.
But if corporate stooges close to the Obama campaign get their way, President Obama will spend the first day of his second term at lavish parties sponsored by multinational corporations like Bank of America, General Electric and Coca Cola.
President Obama should start his second term as a fighter for the people — NOT as panderer-in-chief.
To his credit, President Obama refused to accept corporate money for his first inauguration back in 2008. It was the right decision then. And it’s the right decision now.
Add Your Name Below to Urge President Obama to Refuse Corporate Contributions for His Inauguration.
We, the undersigned, call on you to refuse corporate money for all inaugural events. A corporate-sponsored inauguration — on the very same day that marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United ruling — fundamentally undermines your administration’s efforts to rein in the damage of unlimited corporate money flooding into politics caused by this court decision.
Instead, show the public that you will stand up to wealthy special interests. Refuse the corporate money, plan a modest inauguration celebration and start fighting for the people on day one.
Please help the People overturn one of the greatest infractions of the electoral process. We need your help in pushing the momentum towards true change.
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I worked hard to get you re-elected, Mr. President. And like so many citizens, was tapped out making contributions to help thwart the effects of the tragic Citizens United Decision that fostered the huge More....expenditures of the wealthy elite, the corporations and the special interests during the campaign. It is wrong to dilute the hard work and investment of citizens in our democracy by accepting money from those same corrupting forces to pay for inauguration events. This, even as the campaign solicits more small donations from citizens to enter a lottery to be invited to the inauguration.
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