Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Laura Hays

February 1, 2013

Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

It's long past time to end secret political spending by corporations.
So I strongly support the SEC issuing a rule in the near future that would require publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their spending on political activities.

I am most concerned about supporting companies that support causes that are completely against my values!!  If I am concerned about the future of humans on this planet & climate disruption, I do not want to do business with a company that fights AGAINST legislation that work to preserve clean air & water.

This seem so obvious to me. I am sure corp. are worried about this, but it should also help them align their political spending with the values of the customers who support them!!!

Democracy & Capitalism work best with transparency. Both shareholders and the public deserve to know how much a given corporation spends on politics (directly and through intermediaries), and which candidates are being promoted or attacked.

Thank you for considering my comment.



Laura Hays