Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Linda Sleffel

December 3, 2013

I am shocked to learn that the Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped the rule requiring publicly traded corporations to disclose their political spending from the unified agenda.

After the Supreme Court’s appalling Citizens United ruling, followed by 2012’s tsunami of election spending, bringing corporate “dark money” into the light should be a high priority for an agency charged with looking out for the interests of investors.

To help make the political system more transparent, please return the rule to the unified agenda and complete the rule early in 2014.

Thank you for considering my comment.

Linda Sleffel

Columbus, OH