Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

We need full disclosure of money being funneled into our political system. Without disclosure, how will we know if a foreign power is behind any of those running for office. Our democracy is at risk as long as secret donations can be made from whatever powerful entity to buy their way into politics.

Right now, Super PACs don't have to disclose their unlimited corporate donations. That means they can keep the public in the dark about who's funding the attack ads that bombard their TV screens daily.

That's why I'm joining with the 14 United States senators who formally asked you to use your regulatory authority to require that corporations disclose their spending in elections.

SEC: Exercise your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.


Larry Pope