January 18, 2012
I am deeply concerned about the influence of corporate money on our electoral process.
In particular, I am appalled that, because of the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, publicly traded corporations can spend investor's money on political activity in secret.
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 as to how much the corporation spends on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site.
As a shareholder, I insist I be made aware of the actions of the Directors and the CEO's that could limit my rights and equity in the companies in which I hold stock. Such actions designed to limit or reduce my equity position is fraudulent and I don't want to have to go to court to enforce my rights when YOU SHOULD BE DOING THAT!
Thank you for considering my comment.