April 2, 2014
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 investors' money 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.
The economic system is breaking down because of mistrust in Wall Street and the whole convoluted, corrupted system of which the SEC is part.
Please, direct the tax-payer money, mine and yours, to something more real, more in line with human values- NOT with the greed factor that is not part of a successful human society. Do you have a conscience?
According the Supreme Court, organizations do. SHOW yours and begin to build trust in the system again.
Thank you for considering my comment.