April 3, 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.
What was the point of the Revolutionary War if out democracy, the one we fought so hard for, is sold out in just a few years by an un-American Supreme Court? It has obviously been captured by the Economic Royalists. So, we the people want to know who has done this.
We want to hold them responsible.
Thank you for considering my comment.
Joyce L. Beck