February 2, 2013
Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
As a citizen of modest means, I feel my democratic participation is being overwhelmed by massive and secret corporate spending. At the very least, democracy requires transparency.
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.
Thank you for acting to ensure transparency and democratic accountability.