Subject: File No. 4-637
From: April Morris

November 6, 2013

SEC Comment file 4-637

Dear Comment file 4-637,

I am deeply concerned about the influence of corporate money on our electoral process. Businesses aren't the voters, but by spending millions - privately! - on elections and PACs, they are making themselves more important than the voting public. Please make them disclose publicly the amounts they spend on elections and PACs. If not that, then ban political contributions by businesses completely.

In particular, I am appalled that, because of the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, publicly traded corporations can spend investor's money on political activity in secret.

I am writing to urge the Securities and Exchange Commission 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.


April Morris