Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Richard Thomas

November 6, 2013

SEC Comment file 4-637

Dear Comment file 4-637,

PLEASE require publicly traded corporations to disclose all their political spending.  My sence of urgency stems from the fact that fossil fuel corporations are funneling millions of dollars to fund candidates who will stop Congress from taking action to shift our country towards reliance on renewable energy.  And these corporations don't have to disclose these donations to the public.

I am scientifically trained and I have studied climate science enough to know that my grandchildren will pay an terrible price for the profits that fossil fuel corporations are protecting with their anonynous donations today.  Your grandchildren will also suffer from this, and there is a real chance that the costs of extreme weather and loss of farm productivity caused by weather change will ruin our economy.

Our politicial system is dysfunctional and already very influenced by corporate money.  At this point, your institution is the only one that can make a difference in this crucial matter.  Please consider the fate of the next generations in making this decision.


Richard Thomas