Subject: File No. 4-637

February 2, 2013

Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

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.

It just makes sense!! This kind of rule is long overdue.  We need to stop secret political spending by corporations!

Why should they be allowed to hide such information!?
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.  And thank you in advance for issuing such a ruling.



Margaret van Naerssen