Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Bret Hendry

September 4, 2014

What is happening to our democracy when American citizens aren't even afforded the right to KNOW how our own money is being used? The Securities and Exchange Commission is unabashedly protecting the interests of the wealthy over the well-being of the rest of us, and frankly it should be ashamed.

Help undo the steady corrosion of our democracy, amplified by Supreme Court rulings like Citizens United, by allowing Americans to make their own informed decisions about our political representation.

Reinstate the rule requiring publicly traded corporations to disclose their political spending to the unified agenda and complete the rule in 2014. Anything else is a sad and anti-patriotic assault on our nation's core values.

Thank you for considering my comment.

Bret Hendry

Berkeley, CA