From: Leahy for Senate on behalf of gil Mayers Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:55 PM

Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics. 4-637

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

Companies don't have personality . They have CEO's and CFO's and Boards--------all people and all entitled to there own vote and contribution. To take the money from a corporation and magnify their voice and power should be illegal. One man One vote suffers when one man's voice is muffled and another magnified by access to corporate rather than their own money. Get money out of politics as only idiots believe that opaque and moneyed interests are in the best interests of America.

Right now, Super PACs don't have to disclose their unlimited corporate donations. That means they can keep the public in the dark about who's funding the attack ads that bombard their TV screens daily.

That's why I'm joining with the 14 United States senators who formally asked you to use your regulatory authority to require that corporations disclose their spending in elections.

SEC: Exercise your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.


gil Mayers