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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226-250 of 31947 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
31722 Wed Jul 18 21:36:17 EDT 2012 joseph nowak
31721 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....
31720 Wed Jul 18 21:21:23 EDT 2012 Kimberley
31719 Wed Jul 18 21:19:16 EDT 2012 norman du pont
31718 Wed Jul 18 21:10:31 EDT 2012 Karen Brick
31717 Wed Jul 18 20:27:30 EDT 2012 Anonymous
31716 Wed Jul 18 20:26:52 EDT 2012 Sharon Intilli Congress must think the American public is really stupid. The propaganda - keep repeating the lie and we'll finally believe it? -
that cutting regulations doesnt hold water and most Americans know More....
31715 Wed Jul 18 20:19:46 EDT 2012 Leslee Cotlow
31714 Wed Jul 18 19:25:34 EDT 2012 Daniel Igou
31713 Wed Jul 18 19:20:12 EDT 2012 Maureen Olivarez
31712 Wed Jul 18 19:01:51 EDT 2012 Joanna Katz
31711 Wed Jul 18 18:46:19 EDT 2012 Carol Stone Don’t Dismantle Commonsense Regulations!!!
31710 Wed Jul 18 17:47:02 EDT 2012 Crystal Hughes
31709 Wed Jul 18 17:41:08 EDT 2012 Jan Crean This is why we liberals don't trust the Dems any more than we do the Republicans. Too many folks in too many pockets. Wall Street, the health and other insurance companies, big gas, oil and coal, and More....
31708 Wed Jul 18 17:27:49 EDT 2012 bruce campbell
31707 Wed Jul 18 17:20:26 EDT 2012 Lisa Windland
31706 Wed Jul 18 16:59:13 EDT 2012 Anonymous
31705 Wed Jul 18 16:11:02 EDT 2012 Donna Bowen
31704 Wed Jul 18 15:56:23 EDT 2012 John Roach If ever we needed evidence for the importance of regulation we have it as aresult of the financial crisis and the Bush crippeling of the SEC.
31703 Wed Jul 18 15:24:11 EDT 2012 Aaron Moss
31702 Wed Jul 18 14:52:05 EDT 2012 Val Laurent
31701 Wed Jul 18 14:49:35 EDT 2012 Edgar DeMeo
31700 Wed Jul 18 14:21:47 EDT 2012 Ron Torretta
31699 Wed Jul 18 14:18:59 EDT 2012 Jody Gibson
31698 Wed Jul 18 14:07:27 EDT 2012 Catherine Rodriguez
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