Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 2, 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 regulated by Federal Elections Law to reveal my identity when I make $5 to $20 contributions. Why not the "BIG GUYS"? Why am I a second class donor, less of a "person" than a corporate "person" or big PAC contributor? Where are my civil rights in this issue?

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.


Mary Reader