January 31, 2012
Securities and Exchange Commission
I am concerned about this as a STOCKHOLDER in a number of publically traded companies. Disclosure may effect my willingness to invest in a company or retain my current holdings.
I also believe that ALL US citizens have a right to know who is behind political ads and activities.
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.
Robert J. Brown