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.
Both shareholders and the public deserve but more importantly desire to know how much a given corporation spends on politics (directly and through intermediaries), and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. This is critical information that is required by the public in order to make appropriate decisions about the products they choose to purchase as well as many other reasons.
Thank you for considering my comment.