From: Leahy for Senate
January 31, 2012
Securities and Exchange Commission
I am very upset that the voter basically has been moved to the sidelines in regards to elections. Corporations must be held accountable in funds they contribute to elections. I am angry as a stockholder that money is being used for political purposes without my knowledge or okay. I am angry that corporations are and have been seen as "citizens" which means that not only do those overseeing the corporate books have the priviledge of voting for their candidates on the federal level, they also become major players in the political field by using money that serves them and the perceptions where stockholders' political views may be.
I would ask you to require all corporations to disclose where, to which campaigns, contributions are being made.