Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

January 13, 2013

Securities and Exchange Comm.

Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,

I was a newspaper reporter for 25 years, and I have never seen a piece of legislation more damaging to the peoples' right to know than Citizens United.

This court decision is a back-door around the First Amendment. It gives donors, especially those who give the largest gifts, a way to hide their influence on elected officials.

It is contrary to the very basis of the rights given to America's citizens.

Thank you for considering my comment.


Tish Osborne