July 28, 2012

Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

We can't allow corporate money to ruin our democracy. The very least we can do is disclose who we are being controlled by.

The Securities and Exchange Commission should develop a standard requiring publicly traded corporations disclose their political spending.

As a shareholder of several companies, I think it only fair to know if the companies I invest in give money to people whom I disapprove of. I have a right to know and so does the rest of the country. I ask that you place the disclosures on the SEC web site.


Patricia Richard-Amato

Duluth, MN