Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

February 2, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

No contribution to a political campaign should be anonymous, whether by an individual, an organization, or a business. Voters have more than a right----a need---to know who is supporting a candidate or an issue on the ballot. The ability to conceal is the ability to deceive.

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.


Gerry Horwitz