January 10, 2013
Securities and Exchange Comm.
Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,
Sponsors that sneak in political donations to buy influence in Congress are far worse than the putrid practice of attaching a completely unrelated earmark onto a decent bill. The commissionís prompt approval of rules requiring public disclosure of political spending by publicly-held companies is sorley needed.
Disclosure is vital to those of us who are careful to invest only in companies that support clean air, conservation of water, (that includes no fracking and no mountain-top removal). Also, companies that support life,liberty and that human beings ought to be allowed personal autonomy over the treatment of their own bodies.
Shareholders have a right to know how companies in their investment portfolios are investing that money, particularly when the spending falls outside the companyís normal business activity.
Thank you for considering my comment.
Christina G. Hoagland, OTR