Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

January 13, 2013

Securities and Exchange Comm.

Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,

We are long term investors in the the stock market. As investors we believe we have the right to know how publicly held companies spend their money to influence elections. It's time for the SEC to establish and strengthen rules. The SEC's oversight it required to have rules around disclosure.

Please create clear and concise rules requiring how any company uses their dollars outside of normal business practices with requirements to specify the beneficiary of spending. It's evident that we need smart rules with no exceptions.


Marie Schneider