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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|31243||Sun Dec 09 16:03:33 EST 2012||Vic Anderson|
|31242||Sun Dec 09 13:35:30 EST 2012||Todd Smith|
|31241||Sun Dec 09 13:00:29 EST 2012||Matthew Maras|
|31240||Sun Dec 09 11:56:47 EST 2012||Neal Reid|
|31239||Sun Dec 09 11:03:56 EST 2012||Mike|
|31238||Sun Dec 09 10:29:43 EST 2012||Floyd|
|31237||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....
|31236||Sun Dec 09 09:43:14 EST 2012||Michael Mostello|
|31235||Sun Dec 09 07:30:35 EST 2012||Anonymous|
|31234||Sun Dec 09 06:40:39 EST 2012||Anonymous|
|31233||Sun Dec 09 03:23:18 EST 2012||M. Harr|
|31232||Sun Dec 09 01:13:51 EST 2012||Janis Todd|
|31231||Sun Dec 09 01:07:19 EST 2012||John Carter|
|31230||Sat Dec 08 22:34:33 EST 2012||Anonymous|
|31229||Sat Dec 08 22:32:14 EST 2012||Robert Daigle|
|31228||Sat Dec 08 22:32:02 EST 2012||Colin Cortes|
|31227||Sat Dec 08 21:03:12 EST 2012||Sharron Powell|
|31226||Sat Dec 08 20:30:40 EST 2012||Janet Strothman|
|31225||Sat Dec 08 19:09:05 EST 2012||Michele||Corporations are killing us. Please step away.|
|31224||Sat Dec 08 19:01:58 EST 2012||Alicea Campos|
|31223||Sat Dec 08 18:38:27 EST 2012||Karolina Smiley|
|31222||Sat Dec 08 17:52:15 EST 2012||Johnny|
|31221||Sat Dec 08 17:47:48 EST 2012||JEFF KRANIG||Pretty Please|
|31220||Sat Dec 08 17:35:28 EST 2012||Brenda McCall|
|31219||Sat Dec 08 17:27:42 EST 2012||Joan H|
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