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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|
|31872||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....|
|31871||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....|
|31870||Fri Jul 27 10:31:08 EDT 2012||Bryann Ybarra-Weckmann|
|31869||Fri Jul 27 10:29:46 EDT 2012||kathy fowlkes|
|31868||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....|
|31867||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.|
|31866||Thu Jul 26 22:34:29 EDT 2012||Margaret Pecunia|
|31865||Thu Jul 26 22:15:36 EDT 2012||Douglas Woersching|
|31864||Thu Jul 26 19:43:40 EDT 2012||Robert Dickerson|
|31863||Thu Jul 26 18:01:12 EDT 2012||Art Steele|
|31862||Thu Jul 26 16:53:21 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
|31861||Thu Jul 26 13:00:40 EDT 2012||Christine Mazurek|
|31860||Thu Jul 26 12:19:45 EDT 2012||Anonymous||We need accountability and transparency.|
|31859||Thu Jul 26 11:59:38 EDT 2012||Don Daher||Anyone remember Enron?|
|31858||Thu Jul 26 08:22:55 EDT 2012||Lolly Ward|
|31857||Thu Jul 26 01:11:17 EDT 2012||Martin Alexander|
|31856||Wed Jul 25 21:02:49 EDT 2012||N c|
|31855||Wed Jul 25 19:52:59 EDT 2012||Michael Voyek|
|31854||Wed Jul 25 18:33:59 EDT 2012||Joyce Anderson||Braeak up the too big banks and really regulate them|
|31853||Wed Jul 25 17:52:16 EDT 2012||Brad Nelson|
|31852||Wed Jul 25 13:18:30 EDT 2012||Terry Eaton|
|31851||Wed Jul 25 02:55:27 EDT 2012||Beverly Jennings|
|31850||Wed Jul 25 02:44:21 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
|31849||Wed Jul 25 01:17:27 EDT 2012||Lawrence Bernard|
|31848||Tue Jul 24 21:21:27 EDT 2012||Jessica Wardlaw|
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