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To: President-Elect Biden
Tell Biden: Reject Corporate Contributions for the Inauguration!
Joe Biden already has rejected money from fossil fuel corporations for his inauguration. But he should go further and, as Barack Obama did in 2009, and reject all contributions to his inauguration from corporate interests, including Wall Street, defense contractors, Pharma, and Big Tech.
Why is this important?
President-Elect Biden's inauguration is just over a month away. And while Biden's inaugural committee has rightly rejected money from fossil fuel corporations, they're still planning to accept up to $1 million from individual corporations -- even though Barack Obama rejected corporate contributions for his inauguration in 2009.
This inauguration will be different due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Instead of gala inaugural balls and parties happening in person, most of it will happen online. That should mean it's even less important than ever before to raise money from corporate interests to fund it.
If the Biden-Harris administration is serious about “building back better” in a way that remedies the longstanding ills of the country, Joe Biden should not let corporate interests have this kind of unnecessary influence. Rejecting their contributions to the inauguration fund is a key step this administration can take to signal where their allegiances lie.