Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Ruth Meyer

January 13, 2013

Securities and Exchange Comm.

Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,

Many folks across the land were inspired by the example of the late Granny D, the woman who walked across the country at the age of 90 in support of the McCain-Feingold bill. Many are still championing her causes and thus supportive of public disclosure. In her memory,I’m writing to urge the commission’s prompt approval of rules requiring public disclosure of political spending by publicly-held companies. Disclosure is vital to the SEC’s responsibility to ensure that investors have the information they need to make sound decisions about when and where to put their money. Shareholders also have a right to know how companies in their investment portfolios are investing that money, particularly when the spending falls outside the company’s normal business activity.

Thank you for considering my comment.


Ruth Meyer