From: Leahy for Senate on behalf of Dennis Bilodeau Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6:25 PM

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

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

America is supposed to be a free and open society. But when super PACs pour millions of dollars in to political campaigns it disrupts the public's right to know what the candidates stand for, but these miilions spent on attack ads send subliminal messages about the dandidate that may not be true. The SEC has the right and the moral obligation to has the citizenry know who is paying for the ads that overwhelm our sensory input from the television screen. I urge the SEC to take immediate steps to correct this situation so that when it comes to the voting ballot an informed voter is markingf their preference accordingly. 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.


Dennis Bilodeau