May 1, 2012

Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

This is not just a fight to rein in a partisan Supreme Court. It is not even just a fight to make sure corporations are properly and adequately regulated. And it definitely NOT, as has been characterized by political hacks, class warfare. This is a fight to preserve America for the American people--the ones who have made this country great, the ones who have fought and died for the rest of us, the ones whose hands have labored to create a nation where corporations could be free to do their thing..

The American people, the ones referred to at times contemptuously as "ordinary people," deserve better than they sometimes get; and right now, in this case, you are in a position to see that they get it!

I am writing to urge the SEC to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.

Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much the corporation spends on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site.

Thank you for considering my comment.


Beverly Scofield