Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 16, 2012

Dear Securities and Exchange Commission,

I support the petition in file 4-637.

I am a shareholder, and like many people I also have funds invested by a trustee for my retirement. We need visibility into how those investments are managed, including the use of corporate funds for political purposes, which is not explicitly limited by corporate governance, and which we shareholders and beneficiaries have to way to address without any visibility.

I am also concerned that there is now a conduit for foreign interests to affect our elections by influencing corporations in which they have a financial stake, without coming under any scrutiny.

Please use your unique ability to force visibility into this highly questionable use of investor funds. We are, at this juncture, obliged to rely on the SEC in this matter. Please help.


Mark Levine