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

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151-175 of 31947 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
31797 Sat Jul 21 03:46:45 EDT 2012 corinne lee
31796 Sat Jul 21 00:12:50 EDT 2012 Alice Sather
31795 Fri Jul 20 23:08:48 EDT 2012 Wendy Larson
31794 Fri Jul 20 20:10:39 EDT 2012 Karen Powell
31793 Fri Jul 20 19:51:22 EDT 2012 Judy McLane
31792 Fri Jul 20 18:37:37 EDT 2012 Michelle Michaels-Tyner
31791 Fri Jul 20 17:16:29 EDT 2012 Julia Landress
31790 Fri Jul 20 15:03:43 EDT 2012 cheryl branch
31789 Fri Jul 20 14:33:08 EDT 2012 Gini Heersma-Covert
31788 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....
31787 Fri Jul 20 13:37:16 EDT 2012 Paul Frank
31786 Fri Jul 20 13:20:35 EDT 2012 Wayne Buckner
31785 Fri Jul 20 12:41:07 EDT 2012 Kate Freund
31784 Fri Jul 20 12:30:04 EDT 2012 Jennifer Salhus
31783 Fri Jul 20 12:26:50 EDT 2012 Janet Bovenkerk
31782 Fri Jul 20 12:17:53 EDT 2012 erin yarreobino
31781 Fri Jul 20 12:13:07 EDT 2012 John Lawson
31780 Fri Jul 20 12:12:41 EDT 2012 John Lawson
31779 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....
31778 Fri Jul 20 11:11:31 EDT 2012 T K
31777 Fri Jul 20 08:35:22 EDT 2012 Scott Spellerberg regulations hold predators at bay
31776 Fri Jul 20 08:20:10 EDT 2012 Francis Welsh
31775 Fri Jul 20 07:18:24 EDT 2012 Jenni Stepp
31774 Fri Jul 20 03:50:04 EDT 2012 Pamela Gibberman
31773 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.
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