Subject: S7-24-16
From: Ray B. White

Feb. 21, 2019

Mr. Brent J. Fields Secretary  
A Coalition of Growth Companies  
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission  
100 F Street, NE Washington, DC 20549-1090  
Re: File Number 4-725; SEC Staff Roundtable on the Proxy Process 
Dear Mr. Fields, 
I appreciate the opportunity to convey to you how disgusted I am that my financial investments are being used as a political pawn. 
I am a veteran of the U.S. Army, I was a lawyer by trade and now at the age of 83 I am retired. 
I believe it is an absolute disgrace third parties are making decisions with my money to promote their own personal agenda.  I didn’t invest my money to have others make any kind of political statement.  I invested my money to be able to leave something for my children and grandchildren in order to make their lives a little better. 
When I first started investing, I believed that making investments in mutual funds meant that my fund advisor was to do his or her best to make the right choices for my financial interests. I am sorry to say I no longer believe that, and it truly saddens me. 
I urge you to please do the right thing and uphold the rights of shareholders everywhere. 
Ray B. White 
Bowling Green, KY