Subject: File # S7-16-07

August 24, 2007

Dear SEC: I have always been frustrated by lack of chance to have meaningful input as a shareholder via proxy votes on officers, issues, and resolutions, but recently less so in that more and more shareholder-initiated resolutions related to corporation being socially responsble have been part of the proxy process. When I read about the opt out,, chat room model, and changing resubmission threshhold proposals, all of which would discourage democratic input from shareholders, my frustration returned. Many times such shareholder proposed resolutions result in increased dialogue with companies about questionable practices which itself has a positive result. I am a member of a socially responsible investing club in Central Vermont and have become increasingly aware of the importance of democratic input into corporation governance. Please don't discourage such participation by adopting such rules. Harris Webster