Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Mary Kate

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.

I am particularly concerned with the way our country is handling the environmental problems our world is facing. Allowing such bad behavior in corporations and the government allows these issues to fester, leaving even greater problems for the next generations to face.

Thank you for considering my comment.


Mary Kate