It's long past time to end secret political spending by corporations. As a shareowner, I definitely want this information—basically, it is my money being spent, and I want to know how and on whose behalf.
Therefore, I strongly support the SEC issuing a rule in the near future that would require publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their spending on political activities. This is in my personal interest as well as that of the public at large.
Both shareholders and the public deserve to know how much a given corporation spends on politics (directly and through intermediaries), and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Any voter should be able to consider the source of large political contributions, or a sum total of smaller contributions from a single source. For that information not to be available means that voters are being denied facts integral to their decision-making process.
Thank you for considering my comment.
[N.B.: This, my public comment to the members of the SEC, was submitted through Credo Action, based on their petition.]