Shareholders Should Be Heard, Not Muzzled

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Shareholders Should be Heard, Not Muzzled

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is attempting to bar many investors from pushing corporations to address major issues, including climate change, lobbying and election spending transparency, human rights abuses and discrimination. This would be a huge setback not just for those shareholders, but all of us who benefit from the progress they help to bring about.


For resources on shareholder action visit:


Basics of Shareholder Action


How to Read a Proxy Ballot


Sample Shareholder Resolutions in 2020