Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending on political activity.

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

In the wake of the disasterous "Citizens United" Supreme Court decision, big business is free to anonymously donate unlimited amounts of money to Super PACs, which use it to bombard us with attack advertising - so the public is kept in the dark about who is actually behind (and expects to benefit from) the gross misrepresentations and flat-out lies that are the typical content of such ads.

While you can't prevent this torrent of filth, you do have the power to expose the source of much of its funding. That's why I'm joining with the 14 United States senators who have formally asked you to use your regulatory authority to require that corporations disclose their spending in elections.

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


Dave Anderson