Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

The Citizens United decision threatens our very democracy and paves the way toward oligarchy and diminishing of the rights of the middle and lower classes. The monied class has proven time and again that they have no scruples when it comes to consolidating their power and wealth.

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.


Colin Russell