Subject: rule change

October 2, 2007

I am a member of San Antonio's SRIC, Socially Responsible Investment Coalition, also Director of Education Emeritus of the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health here, and a retired United Methodist elder. I am writing to convey my great alarm at the thought of your diluting in any way the process of shareholder advocacy through your proposed rule changes.

Please retain this important procedure that supports our country's values.

Rev. Homer A. Bain, Ph.D.