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.

I do not believe that a corporation is a person but I do believe that since they are considered a person they should have to operate under the same disclosure rules as a person.  The way it is now allows corporations to buy elections.

 

Sincerely,

Margaret Sellers