Subject: File No. 4-637

February 3, 2013

Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

Despite the vote of the Supreme Court, Corporations are not PEOPLE and should not have the rights of personhood. But, you have the right to require them to be transparent as they make political contributions. That is a must.

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.

 

Sincerely,

William Buchanan