Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 9, 2012

Securities and Exchange Comm.

Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,

I am very upset about the corruption in our elections and politics and the stranglehold huge corporations have over our government. Democracy is impossible when a tiny handful of wealthy corporations completely control elections and officials through bribes and secret deals.

This corruption must stop and the secrecy used to hide huge superPAC bribes from the public are especially anti-democratic.

The SEC has a responsibility to protect our political process from this kind of corruption. You can and must end this secrecy. We as voters and citizens have a right to know who is giving money to and asking favors from our elected officials. This is supposed to be a republic, a democratic nation, and that means that citizens MUST have access to transparent information about government activities and the loyalties of politicians.

Keeping these superPACs secret is a crime against democracy.


Ellen Schousboe