Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

July 31, 2013

Please issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending. Such a rule would be in the interest of voters (who could see which politicians or initiatives are beholden to which corporate contributors) as well as to investors and shareholders (who actually own the money the corporations are doling out to political causes, and who deserve to see exactly who is receiving that money).

This common-sense rule is already overdue in our democracy and should be issued THIS YEAR. Thank you for listening.

Wolfgang Rougle