Subject: File No. 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.

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.

As a stockholder, I find it very offensive that a corporation in which I own stock can even choose to contribute to the campaign of ANY politician.  Part of that's my money.  If I want to contribute, that should be my choice, not the choice of the CEO of Board of Directors. 

Thank you for considering my comment.



David L. Hanson