May 1, 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 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.
Basically, this ruling puts elections up for sale to the highest bidder. I disagree that corporations should have the same rights as people. The ONLY way this would be fair, would be to put it to a vote of the stockholders EVERY time a donation would be made, prior to the donation. If you work for a corp., it does not mean that you share the same views as a stockholder. This is the worst decision by the Supremes in our history. Working to secure an amendment to overturn this mess.
Thank you for considering my comment.


mary lowery