Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

May 9, 2013

Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

If corporations are "persons" for the purposes of being allowed to make political contributions, I, as a stockholder, am PART of that "person"; and I, along with all the other stockholders of corporations, have a right to know how "I" am using my corporate money. And how much money. I therefore adopt the message below as my own:


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.

Thank you for considering my comment.

J Kristin Hedges