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.

Thank you for considering my comment. My husband and I feel very strongly that this is important both to strengthen democratic government in our country, so that our votes in US elections count equally,  and to give shareholders more say about the companies in which they own shares. The executives of these companies should be working for the shareholders and following their wishes. We should at least be informed enough to be able to sell shares in companies whose policies we disagree with.



A&D Cohen