Reckless Corporations Can’t Be Trusted to Regulate Themselves

Tell Congress: Don’t Dismantle Commonsense Regulations

Public protections, such as those dealing with food and consumer products, drinking water, safe and healthy working conditions, financial services, equal educational opportunity, civil rights, toxic pollution, the well-being of children, and health care, are vital to us all.

But reckless corporations are spending millions on propaganda, lobbyists and campaign contributions to make Congress dismantle our regulatory system.

These are the same greed-driven interests that take advantage of weak or non-existent regulations to pollute our air and water, exploit workers, peddle toxic food and products that sicken and kill consumers, and pursue short-term profits at the expense of our economy’s long-term health. In 2008, their recklessness crashed our economy, causing more than 8 million American workers to lose their jobs.

Reckless corporations can’t be trusted to regulate themselves.

Sign the Petition: Tell Congress to Stand Up for Commonsense Regulations

We, the undersigned, call on our members of Congress to stand by the following principles:

1. Regulations play an essential role in securing America’s quality of life and holding reckless corporations accountable for wrongs.

2. Recent catastrophes like the BP oil spill disaster, the Massey mine explosion and the Wall Street crash were all caused by too little regulation of reckless corporations. The public needs more, not less, protection from such disasters.

Add Your Name to the Petition Below

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Number Date Name Add a Comment
31947 Sat Nov 10 16:19:55 EST 2012 Laura Lopez
31946 Sat Nov 10 09:22:04 EST 2012 Cheryl Babich It is the job of the Congress to protect us - please don't let your need for funds keep you from doing that.
31945 Fri Nov 09 17:18:06 EST 2012 James Mulcare
31944 Fri Nov 09 14:49:52 EST 2012 Jose Passalacqua
31943 Fri Nov 09 14:11:30 EST 2012 Anonymous
31942 Sun Nov 04 20:10:32 EST 2012 Anonymous
31941 Sat Nov 03 18:29:54 EDT 2012 Brad McDonough
31940 Tue Oct 30 12:50:20 EDT 2012 Marie Weis
31939 Sun Oct 28 19:11:02 EDT 2012 Steve McMillen
31938 Thu Oct 25 20:29:03 EDT 2012 Nina Kalhor
31937 Fri Oct 19 17:31:09 EDT 2012 carol jones
31936 Mon Oct 15 16:42:24 EDT 2012 Donna Su
31935 Fri Oct 12 15:39:39 EDT 2012 Ruth Houser
31934 Thu Oct 11 12:40:13 EDT 2012 Chris Chastain
31933 Wed Oct 10 17:29:19 EDT 2012 Elizabeth Anne Felty
31932 Sun Oct 07 22:18:49 EDT 2012 Thomas Connor
31931 Thu Oct 04 06:01:52 EDT 2012 Kevin P
31930 Tue Oct 02 22:56:20 EDT 2012 Patricia Hegger
31929 Mon Oct 01 20:19:35 EDT 2012 kay ward
31928 Fri Sep 28 10:13:53 EDT 2012 Casey O'Rourke
31927 Wed Sep 26 22:27:04 EDT 2012 Norma Edwards
31926 Sun Sep 23 21:58:43 EDT 2012 Marguerite Joan Galimitakis
31925 Sun Sep 23 18:32:00 EDT 2012 Ruth Anne Dayton
31924 Fri Sep 21 06:05:07 EDT 2012 Kenna
31923 Fri Sep 21 01:19:21 EDT 2012 jeff hopkins
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