Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

Right now, Super PACs don't have to disclose their unlimited corporate donations. That means they can keep the public in the dark about who's funding the attack ads that bombard their TV screens daily.

That's why I'm joining with the 14 United States senators who formally asked you to use your regulatory authority to require that corporations disclose their spending in elections.

SEC: Exercise your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.

We are turning into a nation where ordinary people count less and less, not the sort of nation we have believed we belonged to. We need to know who is behind political advertising, whether it is individuals, institutions or corporations. We need to be able to follow the money and know what the political message really means.


Beedy Parker