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.

Please, we need to take our country back from corporate giants. We are the greatest Democracy in the world - a template for other countries. No one wants to have to tell our grandchildren that "We once were the greatest democracy..." We have to fix this, because right now, we are a democracy in name only

Thank you for considering my comment.

 

Sincerely,

Susan McCormick