Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

We live in a fair and democratic society - at least that's what we are told, and what most of us would like to believe, But it's becoming very clear that big money donations are overwhelming our supposedly open and fair democratic process. -- At the very least, ALL the big money sources should be revealed so we can make more informed decisions about who and what we are voting for. At the same time, the absurd notion that corporations are people should be eliminated, so just REAL,alive people actually do the voting and participate in our truly democratic society.

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.


Leon Willard