November 27, 2012
Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
❉😱 I recently learned that the corporate owners of a store I had been shopping in regularly, and was giving money to a politician who voted against MY interests. It is only fair that I know where I am puttinng my hard earned money and to know that I am not helping to fund candidates or causes that I consider harmful to my country. All citizens should be able to easily determine this, perhaps large acknowledgements on web sites, and at the entrance and various other places in a store, in a doctor's exam room or lawyer's waiting room etc. No U.S citizen should be forced to unknowingly support causes which they find offensive, wrong or even dangerous.
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 AND ALL BUSINESS SITES AND ON PREMISES.
Thank you for considering my comment.