Subject: File No. S7-16-07 -- protect shareholder rights (sn# 524)

Chairman Christopher Cox
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549-1090

September 28, 2007

Please protect shareholder rights to freely petition corporations. This allows shareholders to examine and question corporations' policies. Oversight is vital because it keeps corporations honest, prevents exploitation, and holds companies accountable for their actions.

Please do not support the proposed initiatives that would curtail shareholders' right to file shareholder resolutions.

Sara Alexander