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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51-75 of 31418 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
31368 Sat Dec 22 15:30:50 EST 2012 Dawn Dershem
31367 Sat Dec 22 15:19:09 EST 2012 Jim Brown
31366 Sat Dec 22 15:17:07 EST 2012 Jim Brown
31365 Sat Dec 22 03:36:51 EST 2012 Natalie Hanson
31364 Fri Dec 21 20:10:41 EST 2012 Anonymous
31363 Fri Dec 21 17:58:41 EST 2012 Dennis DeMarinis
31362 Thu Dec 20 20:56:22 EST 2012 John
31361 Thu Dec 20 16:02:56 EST 2012 Max Dosamantes
31360 Thu Dec 20 11:28:11 EST 2012 Anonymous Please do not flip flop on this. it is embarrassing.
31359 Thu Dec 20 09:33:20 EST 2012 Bill McCabe Dear Sir,
I admire you and work for your agenda even after your election. Please do not allow corporations to taint your fine work. We are the people, and you are our clear choice. Corporations More....
31358 Thu Dec 20 00:00:01 EST 2012 Jim Murphy
31357 Tue Dec 18 20:46:57 EST 2012 S. Clark
31356 Tue Dec 18 20:31:01 EST 2012 Karen Rockow Not only don't we want corporate money for inaugural events, I'd like to see those events held to a minimum. They're pure ostentation and do nothing for the American people. So why not give them a socially More....
31355 Tue Dec 18 16:50:20 EST 2012 Joel Rubin
31354 Tue Dec 18 14:31:29 EST 2012 Erica Coco
31353 Mon Dec 17 21:50:41 EST 2012 David Hand
31352 Mon Dec 17 17:10:48 EST 2012 Dean Windh
31351 Mon Dec 17 16:22:32 EST 2012 Cindy Scalf
31350 Mon Dec 17 15:47:16 EST 2012 Dana Lang
31349 Mon Dec 17 01:58:48 EST 2012 Michelle Reed
31348 Sun Dec 16 20:31:57 EST 2012 Matthew Bieber I voted for you both times and have volunteered for your campaign. Part of my suppport is based on your recognition of the corrosive impact of big money in our political system. In a second term you are More....
31347 Sun Dec 16 19:55:12 EST 2012 Dee & J Dan O'Neill
31346 Sun Dec 16 06:31:03 EST 2012 Patrick Mohn
31345 Sun Dec 16 00:43:15 EST 2012 Cheryl Petruzzi
31344 Sat Dec 15 23:20:49 EST 2012 Carol McInerny
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