Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Thomas Hemnes

April 24, 2013

As a private individual, my own political donations are a matter of public record.  I cannot imagine any justification for a rule under which corporations could make their donations in secrecy.

Furthermore, as an investor I am entitled to know how corporations in which I invest spend their money, particularly when the expenditures are not in the ordinary course of business.

  I therefore urge the SEC to adopt the sensible rule that  corporations must disclose their political contributions.

Thank you.


Thomas Hemnes

Thomas Hemnes

Belmont, MA