From: Albert Pope
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.
Transparency is a fundamental part of our democratic system, and even more important to an efficiently functioning market system. This is not a crony capitalism if we don't allow it to be. Stand up as an American and lead. No more crony legislation.

Albert Pope

Greenwich, CT