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. Since it is well known now that corporate America is running congress, we deserve to know what corporations are calling the shots with which senators and representatives.

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,

Berry Shoen