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.

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Number Date Name Add a Comment
31418 Fri Mar 15 14:43:16 EDT 2013 Clarice Mushlin
31417 Tue Mar 05 03:34:15 EST 2013 Anonymous
31416 Sat Feb 09 12:11:05 EST 2013 Joy Chambers
31415 Sun Jan 27 17:26:06 EST 2013 Christopher
31414 Wed Jan 23 01:19:41 EST 2013 Michael Anderson Mr. President,

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.
31413 Sat Jan 19 20:25:24 EST 2013 Danny Laughlin
31412 Thu Jan 17 13:10:57 EST 2013 Robert Lear
31411 Wed Jan 16 13:23:48 EST 2013 Robert Mulle
31410 Tue Jan 15 23:28:36 EST 2013 Richard W. Gruhl
31409 Tue Jan 15 23:25:18 EST 2013 Richard W. Gruhl
31408 Tue Jan 15 19:50:26 EST 2013 Robert V Winters
31407 Tue Jan 15 12:05:33 EST 2013 Michael Bryant
31406 Mon Jan 14 12:00:09 EST 2013 David Craig 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....
31405 Mon Jan 14 01:04:19 EST 2013 Bryan Brock
31404 Sun Jan 13 14:05:06 EST 2013 Anonymous
31403 Sun Jan 13 10:29:47 EST 2013 Allison Gale
31402 Sun Jan 13 07:49:33 EST 2013 Robert V Winters
31401 Wed Jan 09 22:30:25 EST 2013 Cynthia Williams
31400 Wed Jan 09 01:48:13 EST 2013 william gawne jr
31399 Sun Jan 06 16:15:13 EST 2013 Scott Spain
31398 Sun Jan 06 02:31:07 EST 2013 Leuise
31397 Sat Jan 05 11:42:21 EST 2013 Jean Naples
31396 Thu Jan 03 02:00:22 EST 2013 Nancy Haney Please don't aid and abet corporate pollution, and infiltration into government.
31395 Wed Jan 02 08:11:54 EST 2013 D. Iris Thor A modest inauguration would show respect to all Americans struggling with the bare means of survival.
31394 Wed Jan 02 01:31:37 EST 2013 Beverly Ahlstedt
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