Subject: File Number S7-23-19
From: Joanne Steele

Jan. 30, 2020


Vanessa Countryman,
WE want more accountability from corporate CEOs. WE people are more important than profits. Democracy is more important than profits.
You are supposed to protect US. You should not shut down the main path for providing OUR input. These new rules would make it harder for us to raise issues with the managers. 
The SEC should facilitate shareholder democracy! This new set of rules should be squashed!
More Democracy please.
Thank you.