March 2, 2009

Subject: Please Help the Main Street investor

Dear SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro,

I am a 40 year old Pastor in a small town in Texas. Many in my community have seen their retirements investments cut in half. I plead that you re-institute the uptick rule. The short ETFs and short sellers have helped, I believe drive this market further down than it would otherwise. The uptick rule would give us, I believe, an immediate benefit. Thank you for your time.


Rev. Greg Porterfield