Subject: File No. 4-637

February 4, 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.

A democracy can only work when its members are free to see it working in the light of day. But when it hides in the shadows of deceit, fraud, and deception, it will perish. What side are you on, and what will you do about it?

Thank you for considering my comment.


Dr. Gita Elgin