Subject: Shareholder rights (sn# 523)

Nancy Morris, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

September 28, 2007

Dear Nancy Morris, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,

As a strong advocate of government being necessary to protect the interest of the public I am distressed in receiving information that you as representatives of my government are favoring but seems to have put my pension system at risk.

Please advise me if I am ill informed as to why you think shareholders are better off with only appointed representation.

The SEC is supposed to be the Investor's Advocate. But the two proposed options for shareholder proposals and director elections undermine investor rights. One would take away shareholders rights to file proxy access proposals. The second would set the bar for proposals too high, effectively blocking long term shareholders from the proxy ballot.

The costs of not allowing shareholders to act as owners are great. Enron and WorldCom hurt the economy, hurt workers and hurt retirement funds. Shareholders' ability to nominate directors would take power away CEO-dominated boards and give it back to a company's owners--its shareholders.

As an investor, I expect the SEC to protect my rights, not roll them back. I urge you to reject both proposed rules for shareholder resolutions and the election of directors.


Senator Arlen Specter
Representative John Murtha
Senator Bob Casey