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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|
|31747||Thu Jul 19 10:49:17 EDT 2012||Donald Marczewski|
|31746||Thu Jul 19 10:43:44 EDT 2012||Becky Wharton|
|31745||Thu Jul 19 10:28:29 EDT 2012||Elizabeth Case|
|31744||Thu Jul 19 10:08:13 EDT 2012||Robert Cummiskey|
|31743||Thu Jul 19 09:30:00 EDT 2012||Erica Anthony-Benavides|
|31742||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....|
|31741||Thu Jul 19 09:21:10 EDT 2012||Vincent Hardt|
|31740||Thu Jul 19 09:19:59 EDT 2012||Kay Peters|
|31739||Thu Jul 19 09:18:43 EDT 2012||Kay Peters|
|31738||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
|31737||Thu Jul 19 07:14:36 EDT 2012||Greg|
|31736||Thu Jul 19 07:11:23 EDT 2012||merian soto|
|31735||Thu Jul 19 07:05:18 EDT 2012||Hannah Todd||I certainly agree, deregulation is definitely the problem, NOT the solution!|
|31734||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, et.al. must be done!!!|
|31733||Thu Jul 19 02:58:07 EDT 2012||Evelyn Hendricks|
|31732||Thu Jul 19 01:13:33 EDT 2012||Cheryl Franklin|
|31731||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!|
|31730||Thu Jul 19 00:36:16 EDT 2012||Joel Isaacson|
|31729||Thu Jul 19 00:33:29 EDT 2012||Brenda Williams|
|31728||Wed Jul 18 23:23:28 EDT 2012||Jacqueline Newman|
|31727||Wed Jul 18 23:00:56 EDT 2012||Steven Kroeger|
|31726||Wed Jul 18 22:32:11 EDT 2012||Matthew Katz|
|31725||Wed Jul 18 21:36:17 EDT 2012||joseph nowak|
|31724||Wed Jul 18 21:36:17 EDT 2012||joseph nowak|
|31723||Wed Jul 18 21:34:36 EDT 2012||Dora Hetrick||How much were the banks regulated when they caused the horrible housing problem that's still stealing people's houses from them? Greed isn't self controlled. Control has to come from the rest of us who More....|
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