Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

Feb 3, 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.

SEC: Exercise your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions. Private citizens are required to provide their names and amount of contribution. I thought that the Supreme Court agreed that corporations are people, so they should also be required to have their organizations become public record. Also, having endured several weeks of horrible commercials in Florida, I believe that all political commercials should be banned!


Roberta Read