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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26-50 of 31418 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
31393 Tue Jan 01 06:40:45 EST 2013 Nina
31392 Mon Dec 31 16:41:04 EST 2012 Jess Felter
31391 Mon Dec 31 09:35:47 EST 2012 Max Boward
31390 Mon Dec 31 03:12:56 EST 2012 Samuel Dunham
31389 Sun Dec 30 21:50:13 EST 2012 Elisabeth McGlynn
31388 Sun Dec 30 17:43:36 EST 2012 Linda Carroll Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
31387 Sun Dec 30 16:22:10 EST 2012 Anonymous
31386 Sun Dec 30 15:30:53 EST 2012 Patrick Dolan
31385 Sun Dec 30 11:01:02 EST 2012 Robin St Hillaire Corporations are not people. Corporations do not have the best interest of our citizens. Corporate influence in politics is one of the most dangerous treats to our democracy.
31384 Sat Dec 29 16:32:06 EST 2012 Peter Sardellitto
31383 Sat Dec 29 14:49:01 EST 2012 Neil Bleifeld
31382 Sat Dec 29 05:28:53 EST 2012 Bailey Sparks
31381 Fri Dec 28 06:19:52 EST 2012 Ronald Rotter
31380 Thu Dec 27 18:18:57 EST 2012 Elizaberh DiPaolis
31379 Thu Dec 27 15:01:00 EST 2012 Brian Krahmer
31378 Thu Dec 27 01:10:20 EST 2012 Sean-Michael Gilligan
31377 Wed Dec 26 12:36:42 EST 2012 Akash
31376 Tue Dec 25 23:33:16 EST 2012 E B
31375 Tue Dec 25 22:05:52 EST 2012 Penny Apter
31374 Mon Dec 24 18:53:29 EST 2012 Alice Kostin
31373 Mon Dec 24 16:36:59 EST 2012 Josh Swink
31372 Sun Dec 23 20:27:14 EST 2012 CARMEN CABRERA 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.
31371 Sun Dec 23 11:57:37 EST 2012 Rafael Horowitz Friedman
31370 Sun Dec 23 02:25:37 EST 2012 Toni
31369 Sun Dec 23 01:45:36 EST 2012 Fred Marschner
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