January 31, 2012
Securities and Exchange Commission
Campaigning is out of control. Huge sums of money spent to sway my opinion are warping my ability to understand the basic issues because the ads are so misleading and demeaning. Our country is not being served by such special interests, ironically the same special interests most candidates are decrying.
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.