Sent: February 4, 2013
To: rule-comments@sec.gov
Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 04, 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.

It was a sad day when the USSC ruled shareholders and corporate employees should get more than one vote. It's a tragedy that they they get to do it in the dark so the public can not know how they use these $$ votes.

Thank you for considering my comment.

 

Sincerely,

Barbara Reese