From: Leahy for Senate on behalf of Leslie Getty Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:55 PM

Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics. 4-637

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

PLEASE help save our system of government.

Right now, Super PACs don't have to disclose their unlimited corporate donations. That means they can keep the public in the dark about who's funding the attack ads that bombard their TV screens daily.

That's why I'm joining with the 14 United States senators who formally asked you to use your regulatory authority to require that corporations disclose their spending in elections.

SEC: Exercise your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.

This issue is CRITICAL. Public confidence in our elected government is dangerously and destructively low. Media messages already exert a disproportionate influence on political choices, and honest political discourse is derailed by special interest messages delivered with no accountability regarding the source.

PLEASE ACT on behalf of all citizens and the health of our system of government.


Leslie Getty