Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

Feb 2, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

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.

As a stockholder, I want to know what companies are using their funds for--especially if I think they are supporting political action that harms their employees or their customers, or the people that work for their suppliers. If corporations are to have a voice, they should speak for their constituents: employees, customers, stockholder, not just their board of directors.

SEC: Exercise your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.


Suford Lewis