November 9, 2013
First of all I am an investor and owner of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, etc. I do care, very much, that the corporations I invest in disclose what politics they support with money that should be part of my dividend. As they must currently disclose information required by SEC rules and regulations, the reporting of contributions should be as well. As an investor I should be able to make choices as I see fit based on my goals, interests, beliefs and values just as a consumer I am able to do, and as a voter.
I support the disclosure of political contributions from corporations with stocks that are publically traded, from corporations that manage investments made up of publically traded stocks, bonds and or funds for investment. Furthermore, I advocate all board members of the afore mentioned corporations disclose their political contributions while, for all corporate board of directors/governors, they are listed as a member of that board.
Finally, the above disclosures, corporate contributions and board member contributions, should be included in all stockholder publications, prospectuses, on corporate web sites, and available on request from brokers, investment or financial advisors.