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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|
|31797||Fri Jul 20 23:08:48 EDT 2012||Wendy Larson|
|31796||Fri Jul 20 20:10:39 EDT 2012||Karen Powell|
|31795||Fri Jul 20 19:51:22 EDT 2012||Judy McLane|
|31794||Fri Jul 20 18:37:37 EDT 2012||Michelle Michaels-Tyner|
|31793||Fri Jul 20 17:16:29 EDT 2012||Julia Landress|
|31792||Fri Jul 20 15:03:43 EDT 2012||cheryl branch|
|31791||Fri Jul 20 14:33:08 EDT 2012||Gini Heersma-Covert|
|31790||Fri Jul 20 14:11:40 EDT 2012||Laura E. Montgomery||We in Georgia are ashamed of the corruption that allows members of Congress to get money from those who prefer to destroy our health and the environment to protect their outrageous profits. Favoring profits More....|
|31789||Fri Jul 20 13:37:16 EDT 2012||Paul Frank|
|31788||Fri Jul 20 13:20:35 EDT 2012||Wayne Buckner|
|31787||Fri Jul 20 12:41:07 EDT 2012||Kate Freund|
|31786||Fri Jul 20 12:30:04 EDT 2012||Jennifer Salhus|
|31785||Fri Jul 20 12:26:50 EDT 2012||Janet Bovenkerk|
|31784||Fri Jul 20 12:17:53 EDT 2012||erin yarreobino|
|31783||Fri Jul 20 12:13:07 EDT 2012||John Lawson|
|31782||Fri Jul 20 12:12:41 EDT 2012||John Lawson|
|31781||Fri Jul 20 11:21:00 EDT 2012||Christopher Hines||AT What point will you realize the wealthy & powerful do not make up a majority? The rules need to be changed to provide a healthful ecology and a strong middle class structure. The rich are doing better More....|
|31780||Fri Jul 20 11:11:31 EDT 2012||T K|
|31779||Fri Jul 20 08:35:22 EDT 2012||Scott Spellerberg||regulations hold predators at bay|
|31778||Fri Jul 20 08:20:10 EDT 2012||Francis Welsh|
|31777||Fri Jul 20 07:18:24 EDT 2012||Jenni Stepp|
|31776||Fri Jul 20 03:50:04 EDT 2012||Pamela Gibberman|
|31775||Fri Jul 20 03:36:01 EDT 2012||Cheryl Costigan||Most corporations aren't interested in what's good for people or the planet. They need watchdogs, particularly Big Oil and Big Money. They must be held accountable, they must have oversight.|
|31774||Fri Jul 20 03:18:17 EDT 2012||rodger pearce||over and over corporations have proven themselves untrustworthy to avoid recklessness in the pursuit of profit|
|31773||Fri Jul 20 00:39:01 EDT 2012||Patricia Vazquez|
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