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Black Leadership Missing in SEC Proxy Debate

We note that none of the policy groups claiming to speak for African Americans have submitted comments concerning the SEC's controversial shareholders rights proposal. According to the Washington Post , "The leader of the Securities and Exchange Commission (Christopher Cox) told lawmakers yesterday that he is poised to move ahead with a controversial shareholders rights proposal, drawing sharp criticism from Democratic lawmakers and officials from unions and pension funds. In July, Cox voted to seek comment on two conflicting proposals. One would codify the way the SEC has typically done business in a manner that allows companies to exclude investor proposals from proxies sent to a company's shareholders. The second, broader plan would have allowed investors that hold at least 5 percent of a company's stock greater leeway in proposing board candidates in exchange for more disclosure about their operations." According to another source, the "SEC chief cites l