From: Leahy for Senate on behalf of lynn gorodsky Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:54 PM

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

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

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.

How unfair, biased, and nasty do American Elections Politics have to get before you require disclosure of corporate donations. It is an embarrassment to our country to have the debate in this country so dominated by corporate wealth and corporate greed and self-interest. Corporations do NOT look out for my best interests, only their own. Yet we are giving them the right to determine election politics, without any accountability. The SupremeCourt allowed them to donate without limit, at least we can know who's giving what and to whom!!


lynn gorodsky