Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

January 10, 2013

Securities and Exchange Comm.

Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,

The political system is being influenced by large donors including publicly-held companes. These donors are allowed to influence our elections and politicians without their influence being known. As citizens and stockholders we have the right to know how our money is being spent. As citizens, we have the right to know who is inflencing our political process. I urge the commission to approve rules requiring puglic disclosure of such spending. Thank you.


C. van der Laan