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Reckless Corporations Can’t Be Trusted to Regulate Themselves
Tell Congress: Don’t Dismantle Commonsense Regulations
Public protections, such as those dealing with food and consumer products, drinking water, safe and healthy working conditions, financial services, equal educational opportunity, civil rights, toxic pollution, the well-being of children, and health care, are vital to us all.
But reckless corporations are spending millions on propaganda, lobbyists and campaign contributions to make Congress dismantle our regulatory system.
These are the same greed-driven interests that take advantage of weak or non-existent regulations to pollute our air and water, exploit workers, peddle toxic food and products that sicken and kill consumers, and pursue short-term profits at the expense of our economy’s long-term health. In 2008, their recklessness crashed our economy, causing more than 8 million American workers to lose their jobs.
Reckless corporations can’t be trusted to regulate themselves.
Sign the Petition: Tell Congress to Stand Up for Commonsense Regulations
We, the undersigned, call on our members of Congress to stand by the following principles:
1. Regulations play an essential role in securing America’s quality of life and holding reckless corporations accountable for wrongs.
2. Recent catastrophes like the BP oil spill disaster, the Massey mine explosion and the Wall Street crash were all caused by too little regulation of reckless corporations. The public needs more, not less, protection from such disasters.
Add Your Name to the Petition Below
|Number||Date||Name||Add a Comment|
|31847||Tue Jul 24 19:29:52 EDT 2012||Anonymous||As the country faces the disastrous liklihood of "fracking" to recover natural gas, ignoring the danger of permanently polluting ground water, I can't help being reminded of the Hudsen River pollution, More....|
|31846||Tue Jul 24 18:44:19 EDT 2012||Barbara Peregrino|
|31845||Tue Jul 24 17:40:15 EDT 2012||Christine|
|31844||Tue Jul 24 17:38:59 EDT 2012||Shelley Amdur|
|31843||Tue Jul 24 17:10:37 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
|31842||Tue Jul 24 15:44:34 EDT 2012||Marcia Hamill|
|31841||Tue Jul 24 13:35:12 EDT 2012||Stan Keightley|
|31840||Tue Jul 24 09:55:31 EDT 2012||eileen ward|
|31839||Tue Jul 24 01:01:49 EDT 2012||Calvin Davenport|
|31838||Mon Jul 23 22:27:10 EDT 2012||Dan Beam|
|31837||Mon Jul 23 19:45:57 EDT 2012||Lori Albee|
|31836||Mon Jul 23 19:08:20 EDT 2012||Charles Stade|
|31835||Mon Jul 23 18:09:06 EDT 2012||LindaLee McEachronTaylor|
|31834||Mon Jul 23 16:55:56 EDT 2012||Michael Bolles|
|31833||Mon Jul 23 16:12:03 EDT 2012||Joan wolff|
|31832||Mon Jul 23 14:41:29 EDT 2012||Leticia Acevedo|
|31831||Mon Jul 23 13:18:17 EDT 2012||Julia Willis|
|31830||Mon Jul 23 12:27:04 EDT 2012||dave popoff|
|31829||Mon Jul 23 12:16:38 EDT 2012||Steve Teter||Corporations what to lower there tax rates and deregulate the laws that keep our air and water clean while they pay us pennies for our labor. I say close the loopholes not create new ones. They have no More....|
|31828||Mon Jul 23 03:40:00 EDT 2012||benjamin oppenheim|
|31827||Mon Jul 23 02:23:42 EDT 2012||Catherine Lusardi|
|31826||Mon Jul 23 02:11:48 EDT 2012||Timothy Lippert|
|31825||Mon Jul 23 01:13:10 EDT 2012||Amy Lippert|
|31824||Mon Jul 23 00:34:10 EDT 2012||Jonathan Walter|
|31823||Sun Jul 22 22:12:13 EDT 2012||Stuart Fishman||It will take more than a petition to stop corporate America from having its way with us, but it's a start. Let's give our elected zombies sleepless nights, America!|
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