There is no doubt the election of Barack Obama is a watershed. An 8-year-long national nightmare is coming to an end. But there is a tremendous amount of damage to repair.
Foremost is addressing the economic crisis that is upon us and which touches on every concern from the environment and healthcare to wars and energy.
The wealthy and corporate interests who dished out billions of dollars this election season will be swarming over Washington to get their agendas passed. The energy giants will demand “clean coal,” nuclear power and offshore drilling. More big corporations facing bankruptcy because of their corruption and greed will demand taxpayer bailouts.
Military contractors and weapon peddlers will push the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The super-rich will cry poverty and demand more tax cuts. HMOs and insurance companies will promote bogus healthcare “reforms” so they can forestall universal healthcare. And they won’t take no for an answer.
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Just like the 1930s, this unprecedented crisis has given us the opportunity to fix America and create a productive, sustainable economy for all. Let's get to work!After you have added your name to this petition an e-mail will be sent to the given address to confirm your signature. Please make sure that your e-mail address is correct or you will not receive this e-mail and your name will not be counted.
Pine Plains NY
"Green New Deal! Green New Deal! Bailout Our Home Mother Earth, not Rich People!"
tivoli new york
OAKLAND Left Fiefd Line Productions California
"Global Problems need holistic solutions. No ID politics! http://kelliasworld.wordpress.com/"
Rosedale, Alberta, Canada None AB
Grand Junction CO
Donna Larner Lavery
Los Angeles CA
Pardeeville none WI
"Stop the thieves that took us over the cliff...Start using the money to help us all, not the bankers."
Dubois none WY
Denman Island BC
New York NY
San Francisco RAN California
"We must stop this final, grand crime of this criminally intent administration!"
whitestone new york
Jerry K. F. Chilson,
"The fact that this "Bailout" was rushed through in days, by the same people who have systematicaly Duped & Plundered our nation for the last 8 years, Plus, is the most obvious reson that it must be stopped.Then, a deliberated, carefully considered plan, Implemented & put in place, Instead of a last minute Republican rape of tax dollars. "
San Francisco California
Queens New York
san diego project:CADD ca
"stop the bailout NOW ... it is just going into the pockets of the bush admin and their henchmen"
Thomas J. Cullen
Scott Richard Lyons
Geneva New York
"Stop this Heist!"
East Hampton NY
"Now that we have elected the right president, we must stay vocal and active in encouraging him to do the right thing. The money going to the Wallstreet bailout must be diverted to go to a Mainstreet bailout!"
aransas pass tx
Banner Elk NC
"“Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.” Thomas Jefferson"
Oak Ridge NC
"People are real; Corporations are just man-made"
Delray Beach Fl
West Linn Oregon
New York New York
lake wales fl
"The gurus of Wall St got themselves in this mess. Let them get themselves out of it!"
Iowa City Iowa
"When do we meet in Washington, DC? I'm ready NOW ...and I know many others who will be willing to be there with me! We need to get a million+ citizens to show up and demand action from the rump Congress. Save the future of America for ourselves, our children and our grand-children!"
Pilot Point TX
""We the People" need to take back our government and country from "they the corporations and corrupt elites""
Santa Rosa Beach FL
sierra vista AZ
Grand Rapids MI
"We must have economic progress and justice in America!!!"
Roy & Andrea Hitt,
Winchester Center CT
"true democracy is within our grasp - we cannot fail to act and call to account our representatives in government to KEEP IT CLEAN - "
Michael C Fierst
Sierra Vista AZ.
"enough is enough, if this new administration doesn't get on the ball within weeks, its time for drastic measures. "
"stop the bonuses and payments to wall street execs who caused this meltdown. Anybody who ever built a house knows you start at the foundation not the top. We need to build an ecological economy that works with nature and encompasses all the people especially women who are at the bottom and whose caring work is not compensated though it keeps us all alive."
NewYork Freyja Films LLC NY
pittsburgh st. vrain valley community watchdogs PA
"The 0 billion bailout is total bullshit. I want that money used used for an alternative energy industry and universal healthcare."
"Don't let "Yes We Can!" ring hollow when Obama inherits a bare cupboard!"
"Billions for health and education, not billionaires."
Brian F Koch
Colorado Springs CO
Bismarck North Dakota
Williams Andrew Gibbens,
Johnson City Emmanuel School of Religion TN
"As a Christian seminary student preparing either for further academic work of a life in ministry, I stand with the poor, the lowly, the outcast, and overlook."
Eau Claire Private citizen WI
"Our voices must drown out the influence of corporate power and control in government. Power to the people! "
Don and Betsy Abbott
Culver City, CA CA
"Wake up America! Yes We Can! Now is the time."
"It is time to apply critical science to our markets, rather blindly accepting the "faith-based" economic policies foisted on us by the son of a failed sweatshop owner."
Jeffrey M Kisling,
Palo Alto CA
"Now on to the work required. There is much repair to be done."
"YES! Homeland Earth! Joy and Justice! Let's build the biggest people's movement!"
Port Washington NY
Plattsburgh Resonator New York
La Jolla CA
San Francisco California
Kerrville None Texas
Carmen n'ha Lydia,
"we need to explore the idea of a Fair Tax. Go to fairtax.com for information about this plan. It's probably not perfect, but has some merit. Yes, we can."
santa fe nm
St. Paul MN
"Stop free market socialism! Say no to socialization of debt and privatization of profit."
" Happy as I am about Obama's election, I think we do have to be vigilant that he sticks to his campaign promises since, god knows, the sharks will be circling trying to maintain the bastion of power and privilege, which started to be built under Reagan and reached a pinnacle of plunder and corruption under Bush. They aren't going to give up easily so neither should we."
Wilmington North Carolina
Los Angeles WILPF CA
"Let's make it stick this time!"
New Haven STM Mossouri
"Let the fat cats work out their own problems. Help the guy at the bottom!"
Culver City CA
"Slavery, Pollution, and Endless War are the inevitable manifestations of so called "Free Market Capitalism.""
Mentor Individual Ohio
"Single payer national health care for every citizen!!! Investment in solar and wind energy with tax incentives for individuals (not just businesses) that are significant enough to make conversion to green energy living affordable!! Invest in a public transportation infrastructure to rival that of European countries allowing us to compete!!Re-structure the public education system so funding and standards are handled at the Federal level (as in other democracies) so everyone has access to the same educational opportunities. A high school diploma should mean the same thing no matter where in the country it was earned."
"green new deal!"
Baltimore GM Autoworker Maryland
Jordan Alexander Terrell
Royal Oak` MI
"The answer is socialism. Environmental, democratic socialism. Just as power naturally belongs to the masses, so does wealth! The environment is public property, and every time corporations treat it like private property, it is a crime against the planet and all life on it. The masses have the right to determine how their wealth is used, and have the right to protect their environment. The fact that people are forced to pay for clean water is a towering monument to the failure of the free market system. This is not a solution to the crisis; the real crisis is the permanent ecological damage that must not occur in the first place."
Media concerned citizen PA
"The UK did it correctly. Why not the US??"
New York New York
wappingers falls ny
Phillip R, DeBice,
Longwood retired firefigther Florida
"yes, we can!"
Staten Island NY
"Corporate socialism is really corporate fascism where social wealth is class configured by the state and corporations through class tyranny. Stop Fascism by stopping Corporate thugs"
Idleyld Park Oregon
"Green jobs and retraining now!"
San Diego CA
"Our fight is just beginning - and the Rahm Emanuel appointment says we are already losing."
Christ P. Davis
Jamaica Plain MA
Short Hills NJ
Detroit National Lawyers Guild Michigan
"Foreclosure relief & prevention, a Green New Deal, massive stimulus to the real economy for living wage jobs, and prosecution of bankster frauds"
Germantown Naomi Kline Organization MD
"It's time to stop the profiteering."
Saint Clair MI
"Trickle-down is a failure! Nourish the grass-roots!"
St Petersburg FL
Kansas City Missouri
Connie M. Canney
Washington citizen DC
"Stop this grand theft and win the support of a huge majority of ordinary citizens! Talk about an opportunity to build a new coalition! You want to set the national tone,this is a gift from God that will only come one time--NOW!!"
San Francisco CA
""Bankers" (the Boards, not just the CEO's) who have signed onto and accepted bailout funds from the Treasury are, right out of the block, stuffing their pockets and defiant about it when questioned about inappropriate use of taxpayer funds when it should be used for lending. They state it is for the "previous quarter" not the period in question. Well, if the last quarter was so great to allow bonuses, they do not need a bailout! Congress must step in and have a direct oversight committee to approve every transaction proposed by Treasury. Stop the treasonous pillaging now! Extend balout restrictions to ALL executives of financial institutions accepting Treasury assistance."
Des Moines Iowa
Long Beach CA
Vancouver British Columbia
"Don't forget that Obama's top contributors where Wall Street, and the Democrats were just as complicit (in fact even more enthusiastic about approving the bailout) as the Republicans in all of this. All power to the people!!!"
"si si puedo!"
Goshen New York
"When the Twin Towers were in their throes of collapse I thought, hm, there go the towers of casino capitalism, now maybe we'll get some relief. But no, the plunder still goes on."
William G. Prettie,
"Yes, now is the time to rewrite the social contract."
Saint Paul Minnesota
bend CODEPINK/Bend OR
"We are All One People."
Las Cruces NM
Salt Lake City n/a Utah
"Keep it rolling."
Derby Western Austalia
"American in Australia"
"Important work to be done. Let`s get to it!"
Lakewood Dis CO
"I am glad to see this website and I hope it can make a difference."
"Stop the madness!!!"
Los Angeles California
"OUR HEALTH CARE IS A JOKE COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS."
"We have to put a tournaquet on this engineered hemorrage of the common wealth!"
marvin cohen & sally hayes,
walnut creek mt.diablo peace & justice center ca.
"support truth by investigating the many lies & crimes of the bush gang & indict for true justice for all support truth-investigate many lies & crimes of bush gang & indict, fine, & imprison to show the world that justice for all is not just rhetoric "
Delmar New York
"Corporatism must STOP! Back to democracy for the people and by the people. "
"Stop the unregulated bailout of Wall St! Don't allow the laundering of your tax dollars by Bush and Co. to go ahead without regulations that stipulate how the billions can be used. Read the Shock Doctrine while you're at it."
New Braunfels TX
"Tragedy and Hope? Another US air raid on a wedding party in Afghanistan as we celebrate the election: http://www.truthout.org/110508R Please let us finally put an end to this insanity"
Secaucus New Jersey
Vancouver Check Your Head
New York NY
Menlo Park CA
"We need to organize and work for the right change, one that will benefit everyone."
San Francisco CA
"Stop corporate "bankruptcy" from ripping off the American people!"
New York NY
Brownsville citizen, soldier, patriot Texas
"I'm proud to be an American - not Democrat, not Republican, not black, not white, not brown - just an American who loves my country as stated in the Declaration of Independence: "...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ..." Let's roll up our sleeves and start working for America and all Americans."
Portland PSU Progressive Student Union Oregon
"Support a Main Street Bailout! Extend unemployment benefits from 39 to 52 weeks. Expand food stamps. Have Congress also enact a second stimulus check to workers. Globally, per Naomi Klein/Medea Benjamin's organizing, support human rights, with a specific target. Boycott Coke-Odwalla for human rights and labor rights in Colombia -- the SINALTRAINAL Boycott. NYU, DePaul, Rutgers, Univ. of Illinois, Bryn Mawr and Smith, so far, have kicked Coke off campus!"
Santa Fe NM
"Yes we can!"