Subject: File Number S7-23-19
From: Jeff Trumps, Chief Financial OfficerDiocese of Lafayette, Louisiana

Jan. 30, 2020


Please find attached my letter in opposition to the rule change that would negatively impact the way that we engage with companies as active owners.  The rule change would weaken investors’ abilities to communicate with companies’ boards of directors and fellow investors through the shareholder resolution process and would significantly impact the independence of proxy voting advisors.
I respectfully request that these rule changes be reconsidered and withdrawn.
Deacon Jeff Trumps
Chief Financial Officer
Diocese of Lafayette
1408 Carmel Drive
Lafayette, LA  70501
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