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Tell Wall Street: Our Democracy is NOT for Sale!

12th June, 2012 - Posted by Hillary V Lehr - No Comments

  Our Democracy is NOT for Sale!”

Have you signed our petition yet telling Wall Street that our democracy is NOT for sale? For those who haven’t yet, please take 10 seconds today to stand up for democracy and tell Wall Street to back off! Our goal is to get 10,000 Signatures by July 4th.

Between 1998-2008, the finance sector spent $5,178,835,253 buying power and influence in DC. Once in office, bought-and-sold legislators support and approve corporate-drafted policies that whittle away at our country’s social safety nets and vital programs and instead fund big bank bailouts that end up as big boss bonuses.

The largest campaign contributions to Congressional candidates of both parties consistently come from the Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate industry (the FIRE sector, which includes big banks).

These are the very corporations that promote deregulation in favor of casino capitalism, that foreclose on the homes of veterans and families, chain students to five-figure student debt, lobby against affordable healthcare, profit from war and push harmful international free trade agreements. We must sever the finance sector’s stranglehold over our own democracy.

FIRE (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) industry campaign contributions are consistently the largest of any US sector. Source: Center for Responsive Politics

This year’s election is in danger of being bought-and-sold by big banks once again. So far, the FIRE sector has spent $253,290,163 on the 2012 election, and we are just getting started. It is up to us to stop corporate money from drowning out the needs of the 99%.

TAKE ACTION

Visit our Take Action page: You can make a difference by joining us and taking action to Elect Democracy: various ways to get involved are listed on our Take Action page;

Sign and Share Petition: Tell top-contributing banks and FIRE-sector money mongers, “Our Democracy is NOT for Sale!” Please, sign and share this petition to help us reach 10,000 signatures by July 4th!

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