Subject: File No. 4-637

February 3, 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.

I can see no real reason to allow hiding spending information and find it disturbing that they want to keep this from both shareholders and the public.  As an investor, I would want to know this information.

Thank you for considering my comment.



Julie Louther