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.
We are informed citizens because we can read and learn. If the information is secret how can we claim to be a free countr4y when the infromation is either secret or the newspapers and Tv are owned by a few who won't let the truth be aired or printed. That is another big secret.

Thank you for considering my comment.



Isabel Clark