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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76-100 of 31418 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
31343 Sat Dec 15 18:07:06 EST 2012 V ZARATE
31342 Sat Dec 15 12:35:11 EST 2012 Nelly Kurzmann Lets make it simple with not too much fanfare
31341 Sat Dec 15 02:39:50 EST 2012 Anthony Bugajsky Mr. President,
We have differences in opinions, but most of your actions agree with. I applaud the dignity you returned to your prestigious office.
You are a popular president amongst the average More....
31340 Sat Dec 15 00:10:49 EST 2012 Lynn Marie Thayer
31339 Fri Dec 14 20:06:02 EST 2012 Marjorie Hawkes
31338 Fri Dec 14 19:56:33 EST 2012 Lawrence Merlino To accept corporate funding for the inauguration is a slap in the face to the 98% of us who are struggling to scrape by in this economy and to those of us who voted for a change in the status quo. There More....
31337 Fri Dec 14 18:32:59 EST 2012 Brenda Korte
31336 Fri Dec 14 18:00:00 EST 2012 Lorna Smith
31335 Fri Dec 14 16:50:21 EST 2012 Mike Kohler
31334 Fri Dec 14 04:22:45 EST 2012 ken blystone
31333 Fri Dec 14 00:31:01 EST 2012 Tim Simonec
31332 Thu Dec 13 22:06:14 EST 2012 donald kokkonen
31331 Thu Dec 13 22:03:04 EST 2012 Maureen Gettle
31330 Thu Dec 13 20:25:35 EST 2012 Susan Edelstein
31329 Thu Dec 13 20:08:59 EST 2012 MaryLynn Michaelis
31328 Thu Dec 13 20:05:05 EST 2012 John Pray
31327 Thu Dec 13 19:41:55 EST 2012 Nile Nugnez
31326 Thu Dec 13 15:35:52 EST 2012 Stephanie Goldbach
31325 Thu Dec 13 13:46:40 EST 2012 Josh Swink
31324 Thu Dec 13 10:13:56 EST 2012 Fred Marchman
31323 Thu Dec 13 07:12:14 EST 2012 Anonymous
31322 Thu Dec 13 03:54:04 EST 2012 Brad S Forget about them! They did not win the election for you. Remember?
31321 Thu Dec 13 00:52:12 EST 2012 Marjorie Steakley
31320 Wed Dec 12 23:53:23 EST 2012 Laura Horning
31319 Wed Dec 12 23:50:21 EST 2012 Daniel Klein
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