Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

January 24, 2014

Securities and Exchange Comm.

Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,

Iím writing to urge the commissionís prompt approval of rules requiring public disclosure of political spending by publicly-held companies. Disclosure is vital to the SECís 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 companyís normal business activity.

If the Founders of this country were to see what this nation of ours has become, they would be spinning in their graves! WE, THE PEOPLE, DESERVE TO KNOW EXACTLY WHO IS BANKROLLING CANDIDATES AND ISSUES! These people rely on secrecy to keep their true intentions from being known--and thus keep their stockholders from taking action.

Thank you for considering my comment.

Sincerely,

Lisa Merrick