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.

Please stand with Common Cause and thousands of your fellow activists in calling on corporations to stick to business and refrain from spending profits on politics. 

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Campaign spending in 2012 could top $6 billion, thanks to the Citizens United decision which says that corporations and special interests can spend unlimited amounts to elect or defeat candidates.

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.”

Sign our petition today urging corporations to refrain from political spending in 2012.

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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,

Bob Edgar
and the rest of the team at Common Cause

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.