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.

This petition is no longer active.
201-225 of 31418 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
31218 Sat Dec 08 17:17:16 EST 2012 Susan Ruggles Make this inauguration for the middle class and working families, not wealthy corporations!
31217 Sat Dec 08 17:02:48 EST 2012 George Seman
31216 Sat Dec 08 16:49:45 EST 2012 CATHLEEN FEWORE
31215 Sat Dec 08 14:47:58 EST 2012 Christine Stephens I did not vote for you for us to be given more of the same. You need to keep your objectivity and accepting anythng from these companies would be equivalent to a "severe conflict of interest". We need More....
31214 Sat Dec 08 14:27:10 EST 2012 David Benard Democrats need to take a stand and keep favor with middle-class voters by getting money out of politics unlike the GOP who are holding up progress being so closely tied to corporate influence.
31213 Sat Dec 08 14:24:59 EST 2012 Robert Guldin Mr. President, I feel certain that the corporations, the super-rich and other monied interests have already bought enough influence with their hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contribuations. More....
31212 Sat Dec 08 12:25:34 EST 2012 teresa glasco
31211 Sat Dec 08 12:24:34 EST 2012 John Harvell Corporate Money equals Corporate favores. No more Corporate money/favores please!
31210 Sat Dec 08 11:57:57 EST 2012 John Tollini
31209 Sat Dec 08 10:40:56 EST 2012 james zoto WHAT DO THEY WANT/EXPECT IN RETURN?
31208 Sat Dec 08 09:12:58 EST 2012 Marshall Goldberg
31207 Sat Dec 08 07:45:15 EST 2012 Anonymous We voted for you and supported you to be the people's president. Please walk the walk. Keep corporate money out of
the unauguration.
31206 Sat Dec 08 04:50:59 EST 2012 Joe Wallace Are we to believe that corporations should be free to fund inaugural events because they are otherwise powerless to influence politics?
31205 Sat Dec 08 04:28:56 EST 2012 Arghavan Sadeghi Mr. President, do the right thing this time. Be the people's president and not the corporations' president.
31204 Sat Dec 08 01:44:26 EST 2012 Janice Rogers
31203 Sat Dec 08 00:53:53 EST 2012 Alan McCoy
31202 Sat Dec 08 00:34:19 EST 2012 Carol Rathbun
31201 Sat Dec 08 00:19:29 EST 2012 Ronald Enders
31200 Sat Dec 08 00:16:25 EST 2012 Judy Allen
31199 Fri Dec 07 23:14:11 EST 2012 Anonymous Accepting corporate money to pay for inaugural events would send a very bad message to the country. Some of those CEOs should be in jail.
31198 Fri Dec 07 22:55:40 EST 2012 Juan Alvarez
31197 Fri Dec 07 22:47:42 EST 2012 Steve Pagano
31196 Fri Dec 07 22:23:27 EST 2012 Barbara Dahms
31195 Fri Dec 07 22:13:25 EST 2012 Gemini Garner-Jones
31194 Fri Dec 07 21:15:21 EST 2012 Anthony Del Plato Overturn Citizens United Decision NOW!
<- Prev Next ->

© Public Citizen. This Web site is shared by Public Citizen Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation. Learn more about the distinction between these two components of Public Citizen.