From: Marie Jones
Sent: July 13, 2016
Subject: S7-06-16 comments

Free markets depend on efficient access to information. Ask any mainline economist. I am concerned about the enormous deviation from this standard in the United States.

I am a citizen, a voter and an investor. Here are my thoughts in response to the SEC's request for comments on S7-06-16.

Investors deserve to know the ways corporations are buying elections, polluting our environment, affecting our economy, and more. And while corporations have little to no accountability to even their shareholders, disclosure is one solution that requires companies to consider the consequences — and the interests of their shareholders — before making decisions that affect their shareholders and regular Americans.

It's time for corporations to be honest with their investors and the American people.

Public corporations should at a minimum be required to:

1. Disclose their political spending.
2. Disclose their oversea tax payments, country-by-country.
3. Disclose their sustainability plans.

We need to end the secrecy and give investors the information they deserve.

Marie Jones

Wilmette, IL