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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176-200 of 31947 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
31772 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
31771 Fri Jul 20 00:39:01 EDT 2012 Patricia Vazquez
31770 Fri Jul 20 00:06:39 EDT 2012 David Randall
31769 Thu Jul 19 23:37:13 EDT 2012 Georgeann Calendine
31768 Thu Jul 19 23:06:55 EDT 2012 Dennis Hall
31767 Thu Jul 19 23:06:22 EDT 2012 wilfred Berube
31766 Thu Jul 19 21:00:13 EDT 2012 scott richie TAX THE RICHEST 1%!!! THOSE CHEAP BASTARDS ARE UN-AMERICAN IF THEY WON'T SUPPORT OUR COUNTRY!!!

TAX THE RICHEST 1%!!! THOSE CHEAP BASTARDS ARE UN-AMERICAN IF THEY WON'T SUPPORT OUR COUNTRY!!!

TAX More....
31765 Thu Jul 19 20:19:01 EDT 2012 Judith Keilholtz
31764 Thu Jul 19 19:29:12 EDT 2012 Rodney Rudinger
31763 Thu Jul 19 18:46:44 EDT 2012 Sierra Shafer
31762 Thu Jul 19 18:05:54 EDT 2012 Linda Roberts
31761 Thu Jul 19 17:00:12 EDT 2012 Alice Dugar
31760 Thu Jul 19 16:40:40 EDT 2012 Anonymous Big Corp.s want big money, but at our expense.
31759 Thu Jul 19 16:27:17 EDT 2012 Steve Zuehlke
31758 Thu Jul 19 15:27:54 EDT 2012 Raymond Corbeil
31757 Thu Jul 19 14:57:02 EDT 2012 Shannon T
31756 Thu Jul 19 14:54:25 EDT 2012 John Swanson
31755 Thu Jul 19 14:49:26 EDT 2012 Joanne Mac Leod Bartlett
31754 Thu Jul 19 13:58:49 EDT 2012 Kate Goetz
31753 Thu Jul 19 13:48:56 EDT 2012 Deborah kyle
31752 Thu Jul 19 13:22:59 EDT 2012 Laurence Leighton I agree 100% while working in the auto industry I saw constant violations of OSHA regulations endangering workers due to no enforcement. I would hate to see no regulations for safety of workers who would More....
31751 Thu Jul 19 12:31:10 EDT 2012 Elaine Bielefeld
31750 Thu Jul 19 12:23:33 EDT 2012 Brian Sadlo
31749 Thu Jul 19 12:14:46 EDT 2012 Chris Busby
31748 Thu Jul 19 11:21:40 EDT 2012 Catherine Arnett we need regulations. the republicans don't want to regulate anything, just let polluters and everyone else do what they want.
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