From: Lynda Beigel
Sent: March 18, 2016
Subject: RE: Disclosure Effectiveness Review

The SEC and its commissioners should continue to work on a rule requiring political disclosure from public companies, in the interests of their shareholders. Businesses should not be empowered to use backdoor political channels like nonprofits or associations to do their political bidding, and shareholders have a right to know how executives are using company resources for political purposes — especially if those purposes are against shareholders' interests. As a shareholder in several companies, I know from personal experience that corporate policies are geared to the enrichment of their interlocking Boards of Directors and overpaid executives, not their customers and shareholders. This must change with SEC priorities.

Lynda Beigel

San Francisco, CA