Sent: February 4, 2013
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.

Corporations have declared to be "PERSONS" but do not seem to have the duties of each person/citizen. This needs to change. It prevents the rest of hte persons/citizens of these United States from the right to know WHO has contributed to political campaigns. That is not American or patriotic.  This must stop now! The playing field needs to be leveled and transparent!

Thank you for considering my comment.



Shawn Jennings