Last month, news reports were full of headlines like ‘Bank of America backs down after consumer backlash‘ and ‘Victory for customers as big banks back down from debit card fees‘.
Public pressure works. It forced the big banks to abandon their plans to charge unnecessary fees to consumers. And it can work to help get big money out of our elections.
But just because they can, doesn’t mean they should.
If you believe that corporations should stick to business and allow voters to do their job of selecting elected leaders, then please join our campaign. Help us deliver the strongest possible message to the top 500 corporations that elections belong to “we, the people.”
After you sign, please ask three friends to do the same. The more voices we have, the more effective we will be.
Thanks for all you do,
P.S. We, particularly our staff in New York, are watching closely after police evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park early today. The protestors will be reportedly be allowed to return to the park, but without tents. Common Cause supports their right to protest and deliver a message to corporations responsible for the economic collapse that we will no longer allow our country to be bought and sold. You can help send that same message by adding your name to the list of thousands of Americans who want corporations to pledge to refrain from political spending in next year’s election.