From: Smolensky, Michael [mailto:msmolensky@earthlink.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:57 AM
To: rule-comments@sec.gov
Subject: S7-19-03

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to voice my support for the proposal to allow investor nominees for boards of the directors on the proxy ballot.

The adoption of this proposal would help establish two important rights: investor access to the proxy ballot and a meaningful shareholder role in the voting.

Send the message to corporate insiders who keep forgetting they work for investors instead of the other way around.

Sincerely,

Michael Smolensky
New York, NY