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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176-200 of 31418 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
31243 Sun Dec 09 17:56:51 EST 2012 Dona Musitano Be the president of the People not the c orporations. As a lame duck maybe you can even lead the way to removing al advertising from politics altogether. Ther need for advertising dollars is behind the More....
31242 Sun Dec 09 17:35:11 EST 2012 Richard Rouse
31241 Sun Dec 09 16:37:17 EST 2012 Mary Brock
31240 Sun Dec 09 16:03:33 EST 2012 Vic Anderson
31239 Sun Dec 09 13:35:30 EST 2012 Todd Smith
31238 Sun Dec 09 13:00:29 EST 2012 Matthew Maras
31237 Sun Dec 09 11:56:47 EST 2012 Neal Reid
31236 Sun Dec 09 11:03:56 EST 2012 Mike
31235 Sun Dec 09 10:29:43 EST 2012 Floyd
31234 Sun Dec 09 10:26:44 EST 2012 Rick A. Smith Mr. President,
Sir. I do believe that you have the interests of the PEOPLE at heart. Show our elected representives that their responsibilities are to do the PEOPLES business. I believe they More....
31233 Sun Dec 09 09:43:14 EST 2012 Michael Mostello
31232 Sun Dec 09 07:30:35 EST 2012 Anonymous
31231 Sun Dec 09 06:40:39 EST 2012 Anonymous
31230 Sun Dec 09 03:23:18 EST 2012 M. Harr
31229 Sun Dec 09 01:13:51 EST 2012 Janis Todd
31228 Sun Dec 09 01:07:19 EST 2012 John Carter
31227 Sat Dec 08 22:34:33 EST 2012 Anonymous
31226 Sat Dec 08 22:32:14 EST 2012 Robert Daigle
31225 Sat Dec 08 22:32:02 EST 2012 Colin Cortes
31224 Sat Dec 08 21:03:12 EST 2012 Sharron Powell
31223 Sat Dec 08 20:30:40 EST 2012 Janet Strothman
31222 Sat Dec 08 19:09:05 EST 2012 Michele Corporations are killing us. Please step away.
31221 Sat Dec 08 19:01:58 EST 2012 Alicea Campos
31220 Sat Dec 08 18:38:27 EST 2012 Karolina Smiley
31219 Sat Dec 08 17:52:15 EST 2012 Johnny
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