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.
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....corruption of the system and inhibits the possiblity of many qualified candidates to ever running a succesful campaign.
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Rick A. Smith
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....have come to think of themselves as OTHER than the PEOPLE, they were sent to D.C. to represent. An elaborate inauguration event sends the wrong message. Both to them and us , the PEOPLE. We are in dire times, the message to give is LET'S GET TO WORK. No need to feed their ego's, they will do that for themselves. Set the example, WE WORK FOR the PEOPLE ! Keep it small and in line with these challenging times. Thank You.
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