September 27, 2012
Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.
As a shareholder and a citizen, I am concerned that our democracy is slipping out of our control.
I want to know how the corporations whose stock value I depend upon for my retirement are using their political influence. They should be required to disclose all political contributions, whether directly to campaigns or cloaked by third party organizations.
Similarly, every seeker of public office should be required to disclose all sources of external funding, whether for campaigns, travel or operating expenses.