Sent: February 4, 2013
Subject: File No. 4-637

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.
Corporations that are not publicly traded should be included in this as well. There is no reason that any corporations should be able to buy elections in secret.
Thank you for considering my comment.



Marily Woodhouse