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.
|Number||Date||Name||Add a Comment|
|31318||Wed Dec 12 23:32:15 EST 2012||andrew bowman|
|31317||Wed Dec 12 21:01:45 EST 2012||Paula Kline|
|31316||Wed Dec 12 20:56:44 EST 2012||Judith Joyce|
|31315||Wed Dec 12 20:37:58 EST 2012||Blake Van Noy||I beg you to do everything in your power to diminish the influence of corporate interests throughout your administration. You claim to that the safety and interests of the middle class are a high priority. More....|
|31314||Wed Dec 12 19:55:39 EST 2012||Ken Gilmour|
|31313||Wed Dec 12 19:25:34 EST 2012||Alice Preston|
|31312||Wed Dec 12 18:31:43 EST 2012||Alma Haller||This country is for "We The People" not for them, the wealthy corporations. Greed only breeds injustice, not fairness or equality. Thanks. God Bless You, President Obama.
|31311||Wed Dec 12 18:23:40 EST 2012||Andrea Kontrath|
|31310||Wed Dec 12 17:34:00 EST 2012||Casey Pittman|
|31309||Wed Dec 12 16:09:55 EST 2012||Art Steele|
|31308||Wed Dec 12 11:57:07 EST 2012||Enid Hallock||WE don't need lavish just now. Let the inauguration be for the
people, not the corporations.
|31307||Wed Dec 12 11:49:41 EST 2012||Robert Altany|
|31306||Wed Dec 12 08:55:31 EST 2012||Gregory Smith|
|31305||Wed Dec 12 01:41:38 EST 2012||Paul Frank|
|31304||Wed Dec 12 00:53:51 EST 2012||Craig cunningham||Pandering to corporate interests should be a closed chapter now that you will start a second term. Show us you meant Change when you spoke of it the first term - enough "compromise" and more representing More....|
|31303||Tue Dec 11 23:25:18 EST 2012||Laura Riley|
|31302||Tue Dec 11 21:56:30 EST 2012||Norman Feaster|
|31301||Tue Dec 11 21:34:20 EST 2012||Anonymous|
|31300||Tue Dec 11 17:34:59 EST 2012||Walter Palmer|
|31299||Tue Dec 11 16:18:45 EST 2012||Anonymous||Congratulations on your re-election. This term you need to be more like the president we thought we elected, and less like a puppet of the banksters, the CFR and the others pushing for a "global feudal More....|
|31298||Tue Dec 11 15:04:48 EST 2012||clarence krygsheld||why do you need them?|
|31297||Tue Dec 11 14:01:29 EST 2012||Michael Bozile||Please show that you are the President that we all want and not just the one they want.|
|31296||Tue Dec 11 10:52:00 EST 2012||Susan Cotham||Once said of a great man we bought him but he didn't stay bought. If you can not be that man please say no. I do not have millions to give you how ever I worked many hour for your campaign.Please Please More....|
|31295||Tue Dec 11 10:17:10 EST 2012||Larise Boughner||Repeat after me "we the people are most important"|
|31294||Tue Dec 11 10:02:27 EST 2012||Burton Seiwell||Just get inaugurated; Forget the fanfare1|
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