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|
|31293||Tue Dec 11 09:18:41 EST 2012||Soren Kisiel|
|31292||Tue Dec 11 08:23:25 EST 2012||Gregory Davis||Congratulations on your re-election. Stay true to your values and keep corporate interests at bay.|
|31291||Tue Dec 11 02:30:07 EST 2012||Ric Frye||Taking corporate money is something any scrote with no class can easily do. Show mass class along with an outstanding pair by politely saying, "NO, Thank You." Set a precedent your grand kids can be More....|
|31290||Tue Dec 11 01:25:03 EST 2012||Anonymous|
|31289||Tue Dec 11 00:00:36 EST 2012||Mark Teig|
|31288||Mon Dec 10 23:06:35 EST 2012||Glenn McGrew II|
|31287||Mon Dec 10 22:14:16 EST 2012||Sarah Ragalyi|
|31286||Mon Dec 10 21:57:34 EST 2012||Anonymous|
|31285||Mon Dec 10 21:54:08 EST 2012||Laura Fake|
|31284||Mon Dec 10 21:52:29 EST 2012||Wendy Dannett|
|31283||Mon Dec 10 20:55:14 EST 2012||Chris Read||Make a change that will last, pal. We're living in a world ruled by corporations and bumper stickers - is that what your legacy will be?|
|31282||Mon Dec 10 20:13:36 EST 2012||Ron Torretta|
|31281||Mon Dec 10 19:57:52 EST 2012||Anonymous||!Si se puede without corporate money.|
|31280||Mon Dec 10 19:41:24 EST 2012||Benjamin Shaw|
|31279||Mon Dec 10 19:30:06 EST 2012||Elizabeth Smith||We the people NOT corporations support you.|
|31278||Mon Dec 10 18:10:22 EST 2012||Christine Carollo-Zeuner|
|31277||Mon Dec 10 17:45:25 EST 2012||James Murphy|
|31276||Mon Dec 10 17:39:41 EST 2012||Martha Ryder||Let's not accept corporate money, Mr. President. Sister Martha Ryder, BVM, Dubuque|
|31275||Mon Dec 10 16:12:29 EST 2012||Sylvia Meagher|
|31274||Mon Dec 10 15:24:58 EST 2012||Meg Casey|
|31273||Mon Dec 10 15:04:35 EST 2012||Margaret Dayspring||One sign that you are really with the people.|
|31272||Mon Dec 10 14:50:00 EST 2012||Bob Blackmoore||Did the corporations get you this second term?|
|31271||Mon Dec 10 13:45:00 EST 2012||Sarah Page|
|31270||Mon Dec 10 13:42:55 EST 2012||Roxy Matson|
|31269||Mon Dec 10 13:42:41 EST 2012||Susan Perez|
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