November 26, 2012
Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission: As consumers the only way for us to truly make our wishes known to a company is by putting our money where our mouths are. We have seen how this is important to both sides of the issues with recent examples such as chick.fil.a. As inconvenient and undesirable as it is to giant corporations to have their donations held accountable, I as a consumer do not want my money funding politicians or "groups" whose message and/or actions I don't agree with.
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.