Subject: Corporate spending on elections should be disclosed

February 1, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

The disastrous Citizens United decision by SCOTUS is already having a distorting effect on elections, one of the most vital and essential parts of our democracy. Just look at the GOP primaries to see these PACs spending unlimited funds to tear each candidate apart using half-truths and distortions at will.

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.


Joseph Mirabile