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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201-225 of 31947 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
31747 Thu Jul 19 11:15:28 EDT 2012 Gloria Y Fredericks
31746 Thu Jul 19 11:15:27 EDT 2012 Gloria Y Fredericks
31745 Thu Jul 19 10:49:17 EDT 2012 Donald Marczewski
31744 Thu Jul 19 10:43:44 EDT 2012 Becky Wharton
31743 Thu Jul 19 10:28:29 EDT 2012 Elizabeth Case
31742 Thu Jul 19 10:08:13 EDT 2012 Robert Cummiskey
31741 Thu Jul 19 09:30:00 EDT 2012 Erica Anthony-Benavides
31740 Thu Jul 19 09:27:02 EDT 2012 Bonnie Aller Thousands of people die each day because of short cuts done by Corporations, by hazardous chemicals in our food, water, and air, and by very smart people who are looking for a growing profit. Shell, BP, More....
31739 Thu Jul 19 09:21:10 EDT 2012 Vincent Hardt
31738 Thu Jul 19 09:19:59 EDT 2012 Kay Peters
31737 Thu Jul 19 09:18:43 EDT 2012 Kay Peters
31736 Thu Jul 19 08:24:29 EDT 2012 Cassandra Graves we need more regulations not less. coporations are out of control desroying our world and people with greed.

cassandra s. graves
31735 Thu Jul 19 07:14:36 EDT 2012 Greg
31734 Thu Jul 19 07:11:23 EDT 2012 merian soto
31733 Thu Jul 19 07:05:18 EDT 2012 Hannah Todd I certainly agree, deregulation is definitely the problem, NOT the solution!
31732 Thu Jul 19 03:43:51 EDT 2012 Judi McMahon Shame on members of congress who get almost nothing done and more regulation of corporations, must be done!!!
31731 Thu Jul 19 02:58:07 EDT 2012 Evelyn Hendricks
31730 Thu Jul 19 01:13:33 EDT 2012 Cheryl Franklin
31729 Thu Jul 19 00:56:54 EDT 2012 Nathaniel DuPhene I see labor law violations at every single job I've worked at. We don't need to dismantle regulations, we need to actually start enforcing them!
31728 Thu Jul 19 00:36:16 EDT 2012 Joel Isaacson
31727 Thu Jul 19 00:33:29 EDT 2012 Brenda Williams
31726 Wed Jul 18 23:23:28 EDT 2012 Jacqueline Newman
31725 Wed Jul 18 23:00:56 EDT 2012 Steven Kroeger
31724 Wed Jul 18 22:32:11 EDT 2012 Matthew Katz
31723 Wed Jul 18 21:36:17 EDT 2012 joseph nowak
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