Subject: RE: File Number S7-23-19
From: Billii Roberti

Feb. 2, 2020


Dear Mr. Clayton and members of the SEC,
I’m a stepmother, and renewable energy consultant, concerned with the rapidly accelerating impact of climate change on my children and all children. As a member of Mothers Out Front, I urge you to withdraw changes to SEC Rule 14a-8.
By changing this rule, the SEC will be protecting big corporations while limiting my own ability as a shareholder to spearhead corporate actions, even those not involved with climate change. Why do the big shareholders get more say over my investments than the little ones like me?
It is important for private investors like me to have our views known by the companies in which we invest. Corporations often have blinders on that can lead to “groupthink,” a disastrous mindset that has groups making decisions that discourage creativity or individual responsibility. Individual shareholder input can help prevent this from happening by providing bigger picture perspectives that consider the future impacts of short-sighted decisions.
As corporate actions can have a much bigger impact on climate than I, as an individual can have, I demand that you do not stifle my voice!
With respect, please reject this proposed change. Thank you,
Billii Roberti 
Founding member of New York Geothermal Energy Organization  (NY-GEO) 
International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) [Geothermal] Accredited Installer 
Member of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) 
Member of the Mothers Out Front New York State Leadership Team 
Member of Mothers Out Front-Long Island Team 

"When we try to pick out anything by itself we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."--John Muir
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Billii Roberti

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