Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

January 12, 2013

We must bring corporate donations to PACs into the open, andI am writing to urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending and to do so now. This information is important not only to voters but to shareholders as well. They need to see how their money is being used for political causes, as do consumers, and this may help small corporations who are now at a disadvantage to large corporations. I ask that this rule become effective this year.

charles moore
New Bern, NC