Subject: File No. 4-583
From: Laurie McClain, AIF
Affiliation: Socially Responsive Financial Advisors

July 21, 2009

I am in favor of amending Rule 14a-4(b)(1) to remove discretion to change blank votes and to require blank votes to be counted as abstentions. The practice of converting blank votes to votes for management should end.

Thank you.