April 30, 2012

Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

I am writing to urge the SEC to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to disclose all their political spending publicly.

As an investor I feel I should be informed when a company I am considering investing in or already own shares in is making political contributions. This knowledge is important in my decision to buy or sell stock in specific companies. I want to know how much money that could go to the shareholders in the form of dividends, back into the company to pay off debt or support improvements or research or to the employees in the form of benefits is being diverted to a political agenda.

I feel that the public must be fully informed as to how much the corporation spends on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked.

Thank you for considering my comment.


Barbara Schweisheimer