Ms. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary 
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 
100 F Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20549-1090

RE: File No. S7-18-09 via e-mail

Dear Ms. Murphy:

As a publisher and consultant on corporate governance matters, investor and pension beneficiary, I write in support of the Commission's rulemaking. Rather than outline my own concerns, please to the October 6th letter from Fund Democracy and the Consumer Federation of America. Their comments reflect my own opinions without reservation.