January 10, 2013
Securities and Exchange Comm.
Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,
Dear Members of the SEC:
My understanding of the role of the SEC is to protect consumer-investors. Surely that protection includes ensuring that such consumers know how the companies in which they invest are spending their money especially when it is spent to support political candidates. I am writing to urge the SEC approve rules which would require the public disclosure of corporate political spending.
We have seen in the 2012 election the harm that non-disclosure and the full "protection" of anonymity can do to our democratic process of public elections. I am an ordinary investing citizen urging you to take seriously your responsibility to alleviate such harm.