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|
|31193||Fri Dec 07 21:07:37 EST 2012||David Gies|
|31192||Fri Dec 07 19:41:14 EST 2012||Jason|
|31191||Fri Dec 07 19:23:35 EST 2012||Nancy|
|31190||Fri Dec 07 18:35:26 EST 2012||Judith Tetzlaff|
|31189||Fri Dec 07 18:30:07 EST 2012||Scott Horton|
|31188||Fri Dec 07 18:01:49 EST 2012||Charles Pospisil||Stand with the VOTERS, not the corporations|
|31187||Fri Dec 07 17:47:05 EST 2012||Kim Atkinson||this is where you show up|
|31186||Fri Dec 07 17:39:37 EST 2012||Ralph W Sullivan|
|31185||Fri Dec 07 17:37:27 EST 2012||Daniel Rous||Too much money already wasted on the ccampaign that could have gone to better projects. Now let's not allow the stink of
corporate money to overpower the banquet's sweet aroma..
|31184||Fri Dec 07 17:14:53 EST 2012||WENDY TSIEN||Be President for we, the people, not we, the corporations.|
|31183||Fri Dec 07 16:58:32 EST 2012||Donald Gerstman||Mr. President,
Fight for the people. That is the reason you were elected President of the U.S. Start looking at us- WE ARE THE PEOPLE.
|31182||Fri Dec 07 16:41:39 EST 2012||Anonymous||Remain an example of your ideals. Do what you know is right.|
|31181||Fri Dec 07 16:37:43 EST 2012||Michelle Michaels-Tyner|
|31180||Fri Dec 07 16:33:05 EST 2012||Don & Ann Dougherty||Please keep in mind the citizenry must come first, not corporate entities.|
|31179||Fri Dec 07 16:20:54 EST 2012||Carole Thompson||Let's keep this ceremony clean and simple - no ties - no favors - no big buffet - focus on who you represent - the people!|
|31178||Fri Dec 07 16:20:08 EST 2012||sandy Hill|
|31177||Fri Dec 07 16:19:00 EST 2012||John Berman|
|31176||Fri Dec 07 16:14:55 EST 2012||Michael Hernandez|
|31175||Fri Dec 07 16:10:34 EST 2012||Anonymous|
|31174||Fri Dec 07 16:00:08 EST 2012||Paul Ciccantell|
|31173||Fri Dec 07 15:59:26 EST 2012||Alexander Bennett|
|31172||Fri Dec 07 15:52:47 EST 2012||Cuyler Brooks||Why not just sell the government to the megacorps and stop collecting taxes?|
|31171||Fri Dec 07 15:36:26 EST 2012||Larry Branson|
|31170||Fri Dec 07 15:03:12 EST 2012||Robert Brown|
|31169||Fri Dec 07 14:46:28 EST 2012||Anonymous||Overturn Citizens United.|
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