November 6, 2013
SEC Comment file 4-637
Dear Comment file 4-637,
I am deeply concerned about the influence of corporate money on our electoral process.
In particular, I am appalled that, because of the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, publicly traded corporations can spend investor's money on political activity in secret.
I am writing to urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.
Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much the corporation spends on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site.
Thank you for considering my comment.
Additionally, we the people, through the current movements are banding together with citizens of this planet to express our dissatisfaction with these sanctioned abuses by a government no longer run for the good of the population through actions such as the Occupy movement, Anonymous, March against Monsanto and its GMOs, petitions against pesticides that are killing our pollinators, pollution & harming our water supply by fracking & proposed XL pipline, Fukishima debris & contamination polluting our waters & killing fish, etc.; we the people have had enough of our elected government officials working as puppets for big corporations whose only interest is the bottom line; money rather than the wellness of our planet & all its inhabitants. Humanity has taken a stand, & we stand together for a better world.