Subject: Please protect shareholder rights (File No. S7-16-07)

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

September 25, 2007

Dear Chairman Cox:

I'm writing to request that you protect my right to file shareholder resolutions as an individual investor. I urge you to set aside the proposed initiatives that would curtail or eliminate this essential right.

Shareholder resolutions are an invaluable tool for me to have my voice heard with respect to the direction of the companies in which I hold a stake. The resolution process helps to promote transparency and improve corporate governance and performance.

Thank you for protecting my rights as an investor.

Aimee Schmidt