From: Trish Satifka
Sent: January 11, 2017
Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

The Securities and Exchange Commission should require publicly traded corporations to disclose their political spending. Please return the rule to the unified agenda and complete it as soon as possible.

It would be absurd for a small business owner not to know if his or her company’s money is being spent to help elect politicians. The same holds true for shareholders. Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much corporations spend on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC’s web site.

We must remember this is not the United Corporations of the United States. Sadly, it will appear to be so when the trump administration gets their corrupt fingers on it.

Thank you for considering my comment.

Trish Satifka

Washington, PA