Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 1, 2013

Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

It's long past time to end secret political spending by corporations.

So I strongly support the SEC issuing a rule in the near future that would require publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their spending on political activities. I strongly disagree with SCOTUS ruling that corporations are "people" too; if you can't go to jail then you are NOT a person.
This is the least that can be done to ensure these "people" make their donatisns/support public.
Both shareholders and the public deserve to know how much a given corporation spends on politics (directly and through intermediaries), and which candidates are being promoted or attacked.

Thank you for considering my comment.


Claire Strand