January 31, 2012
Securities and Exchange Commission
Dear Sister or Brother with the SEC-
I am very concerned about the ability of corporations to influence public opinion and debate by spending with which you or I alone cannot compete. I understand that many large "PACs" receive unlimited corporate donations but do not have to disclose these receipts. Concerned citizens are, thus, unable to track the impact that these corporate entities have on public policy. You and I are unable to discover who is funding the PAC-delivered attack ads that abound in the media daily.
Please, as many United States senators ask, use your regulatory authority to require that corporations disclose their spending in elections.
Please, act now to use your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.
Thank you for the work you do. My best to you.
Walt Kemnitz, Jr.