From: August Cardea
Sent: March 19, 2016
Subject: RE: Disclosure Effectiveness Review

More and more Americans are losing faith in our system of government as this election season clearly demonstrates. Citizens United is a major reason why.

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.

August Cardea

Saint Petersburg, FL