Subject: PROTECT SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS! (File No. S7-16-07)

September 28, 2007

Nancy Morris, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Nancy Morris, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,

If we take away the safeguards, the crooks will have an easier time stealing our future. Please stand up for shareholder rights. The SEC is supposed to be the Investor's Advocate. But the two proposed options for shareholder proposals and director elections undermine investor rights. One would take away shareholders rights to file proxy access proposals. The second would set the bar for proposals too high, effectively blocking long term shareholders from the proxy ballot.

As an investor, I expect the SEC to protect my rights, not roll them back. I urge you to reject both proposed rules for shareholder resolutions and the election of directors.


Senator Ted Stevens
Representative Don Young
Senator Lisa Murkowski