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Action Alert: SEC Proxy
Protect Your Voice as a Shareholder
Your help is needed on a matter of urgent importance. Investors who care about issues of justice and environmental sustainability must act now to protect their rights.
Again and again, we have seen that investors have real power to change corporate behavior for the better. On issues from climate change to sweatshops, from toxic chemicals to CEO compensation, Domini and our fund investors have used that power to tell the companies we own what we expect of them, and to help build a fairer and more sustainable world. One of our most important tools is the right of shareholders to propose corporate resolutions, on which every company shareholder then gets to vote.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently considering whether to issue new rules that would restrict or eliminate shareholders' use of this essential tool. Domini, on behalf of our investors, has filed or co-filed about 150 of these resolutions since 1994, and they have helped us convince companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions, publish sustainability reports, disclose political contributions, prohibit discrimination against gay and lesbian employees, and more.
Please help protect the right of shareholders to be heard on the vital issues facing companies and society. Ask the SEC to drop the idea of eliminating the ability of shareholders to sponsor advisory resolutions.
How can you help? Please send the customizable message below to the SEC commissioners, urging them to protect the rights of shareholders like you. Click "Send email" below to send your message to Christopher Cox, the chairman of the SEC, and to the SEC's email box for public comments. Please note that your name (but not your email address) may appear on the SEC website.
The SEC commissioners may take action on this issue as soon as next Wednesday, July 25 - so it is vital that they hear from people like you who care about investors' rights. Your prompt action can make a difference!