Subject: S7-16-07

August 15, 2007

Dear Chairman Cox,

I am opposed to any attempts to diminish shareholders' right to file non-binding advisory resolutions under Rule 14a-8.

As one who believes in management accountability to shareholders, and the right of shareholders (large and small investors) to have a voice in the governance of corporations on which their financial futures depend, I urge you to consider my opposition to any proposal that would weaken shareholders' right as state above.

Miriam Ward