Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Joe Wetherell

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.

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.

Failing to disclose this large financial act, allows the corporate leaders to spend shareholder/corporate money on hidden projects and causes, or agendas.  This is as important a financial fact as any other factor of the companies entire makeup.


Joe Wetherell