Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

July 25, 2013

I am writing to ask you to require publicly traded corporations reveal the recipients of the money they spend on political campaigns and elections. This dark money is distorting the election process to the point where we can't honestly call ourselves a true democracy. I firmly believe that corporations are not individuals and thus are not eligible for freedom of speech rights, and I am working hard to repeal that loophole. International corporations do not have the best interests of our country in mind If the corporations are forced to be more transparent, at least citizens have some recourse to vote with their pocketbooks.

Thanks for allowing me to give my input.
Cathy Bayne