Sign if you agree: S.E.C. cannot let corporations hide their political spending

Securities and Exchange Commission

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has the power to rein in the corporate money that the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling unleashed into our elections.

The agency would be well within its authority to require that corporations disclose how they're spending money in an attempt to tilt elections.

But the SEC isn't going to act without pressure.

Sign and send the petition to the SEC: Don't let corporations hide their political spending.

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To: Securities and Exchange Commission
From: [Your Name]

I am deeply concerned about the influence of corporate money on our electoral process.

In particular, I am appalled that, because of the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, publicly traded corporations can spend investors' money on anti-progressive activity in secret. Corporations that we all invest in are fighting against clean air and water, LGBT rights, organized labor, financial protections for consumers, and more and we don't know anything about it.

I am writing to urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.

Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much the corporation spends on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site.

Thank you for considering my comment.