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.

Further, the public should be appraised of corporate spending on political matters in a timely fashion, (BEFORE the election in question).

Anything less is a betrayal/mockery of rule by the people.

Thank you for considering my comment.


Daniel Lowenstein