February 9, 2012
Securities and Exchange Comm.
Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,
Dear SEC people I am trusting that you are really protecting our precious hardwon right ,that many of our brave soldiers have given their lives for - the right to believe that our vote depends on our vote - not the amount of money that corporations give to nullify my vote. Couldn't this be considered a criminal offense?
PLEASE protect our democracitic republic which is , at present, NOT what our Founders envisioned and brought into being.I am almost 90 yrs. old. I am concerned about what kind of a future we are leaving to our children. Please preserve their right to make their vote safe. I appreciate that this is not easy - but please stop the buying of corporate greed and not intelligent voting electing our leaders. Thank you for reading and taking appropeiate action. I would appreciate hearing from you. For the healing of our very ailing country. "God shed His grace on thee - till selfish gain no longer stain the banner of the free." free." I am deeply concerned about the influence of corporate money on our electoral process.
In particular, I am appalled that, because of the Supreme Courtís ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, publicly traded corporations can conceal expenditures of shareholder funds on politics.
I am writing to urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.
Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed about corporate political spending and which candidates it is being used to promote or attack. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SECís web site.
Thank you for considering my comment.
Lois T. Clark