From: Jack Benton
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.

It certainly appears to be blatantly self-evident that shareholders — as the owners of the company — have every right to know how corporate resources are being used. To hold otherwise ignores reality.

Blessed will be the day when Citizens United is either defanged by statute or Constitutional amendment.

Jack Benton

Marietta, GA