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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Number Date Name Add a Comment
31872 Sat Jul 28 00:11:46 EDT 2012 Anonymous
31871 Fri Jul 27 22:43:43 EDT 2012 Brennan Barrington The problem is not trade agreements per se. The problem is that trade agreements are made with countries with weak environmental protection and labor laws. We should not make trade agreements with countries More....
31870 Fri Jul 27 11:32:40 EDT 2012 Shiu Hung Reinstate Glass Steagall, impose a financial transaction tax on derivatives and hedge funds, end corporate personhood. Implement living wages, and Single Payer-Medicare for All. Get out of NAFTA/GATT/FTA More....
31869 Fri Jul 27 10:31:08 EDT 2012 Bryann Ybarra-Weckmann
31868 Fri Jul 27 10:29:46 EDT 2012 kathy fowlkes
31867 Fri Jul 27 08:27:40 EDT 2012 Delores Nelson Deregulation of corporations does not make sense. They are run by human beings with all of the shortcomings theirin. They are not Gods without flaws. Their brand of thinking would also lead to the abandonment More....
31866 Fri Jul 27 02:06:00 EDT 2012 Donna McWhirter Reckless corporations cannot be trusted to regulate themselves. When regulations were lifted corporations began polluting and poisoning our environment.
31865 Thu Jul 26 22:34:29 EDT 2012 Margaret Pecunia
31864 Thu Jul 26 22:15:36 EDT 2012 Douglas Woersching
31863 Thu Jul 26 19:43:40 EDT 2012 Robert Dickerson
31862 Thu Jul 26 18:01:12 EDT 2012 Art Steele
31861 Thu Jul 26 16:53:21 EDT 2012 Anonymous
31860 Thu Jul 26 13:00:40 EDT 2012 Christine Mazurek
31859 Thu Jul 26 12:19:45 EDT 2012 Anonymous We need accountability and transparency.
31858 Thu Jul 26 11:59:38 EDT 2012 Don Daher Anyone remember Enron?
31857 Thu Jul 26 08:22:55 EDT 2012 Lolly Ward
31856 Thu Jul 26 01:11:17 EDT 2012 Martin Alexander
31855 Wed Jul 25 21:02:49 EDT 2012 N c
31854 Wed Jul 25 19:52:59 EDT 2012 Michael Voyek
31853 Wed Jul 25 18:33:59 EDT 2012 Joyce Anderson Braeak up the too big banks and really regulate them
31852 Wed Jul 25 17:52:16 EDT 2012 Brad Nelson
31851 Wed Jul 25 13:18:30 EDT 2012 Terry Eaton
31850 Wed Jul 25 12:16:13 EDT 2012 Edward Alewelt
31849 Wed Jul 25 02:55:27 EDT 2012 Beverly Jennings
31848 Wed Jul 25 02:44:21 EDT 2012 Anonymous
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