January 31, 2012
Securities and Exchange Commission
SEC: Exercise your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.
As a very concerned citizen, I'm joining with 14 United States senators to formally ask you to use your regulatory authority to require that corporations disclose their spending in elections.
Right now, Super PACs don't have to disclose their unlimited corporate donations. That means that the voting public has no way of knowing who's funding the biased and error-filled "attack" ads that bombard our TV screens daily.
There should be some accountability for what's being said and transparencey about who's saying it. Otherwise, it's slander...and that's criminal, not free speech.
Please use your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.
Help voters be able to put the appropriate grains of salt on what's being said so we can make the best, most accurate voting decisions possible.