Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

Please help to level the playing field by making all contributions to political campaigns public, whether individual citizen or corporate or other. Transparency is a step toward greater fairness.

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.

One thing that is confusing to many citizens is that if the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are "citizens" as individuals are, why are they allowed to contribute to campaign without disclosure?

Thank you for your consideration and attention to this important matter that deals with addressing inequality in a society that claims to be equal.


Peter Jack Tkatch