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Tesla 2024 Proxy Votes - Declassify Board - Kimball Musk & James Murdoch

Tesla 2024 Proxy Votes

Tesla 2024 Proxy Votes. James McRitchie’s Proposal for the annual election of all directors is one of several items to be voted on before or during the Tesla (TSLA) annual meeting on June 13, 2024, at 1:30 a.m. Pacific time. Attend the annual meeting online or in person. I suggest you vote in advance. However, you […]

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American Express 2024 Climate Lobbying

American Express 2024 Climate Lobbying

American Express 2024 Climate Lobbying. James McRitchie’s proposal for a Climate Lobbying report is one of several items to be voted on before or during the IBM annual meeting on April 30, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific. Attend the annual meeting online. I suggest you vote in advance. However, you can also vote during the meeting […]

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Intuitive Surgical 2024 Paygap Report

Intuitive Surgical 2024 Paygap Report

Intuitive Surgical 2024. James McRitchie’s proposal for a Paygap report is one of several items to be voted on before or during the Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) annual meeting on April 25, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. Pacific. Attend the annual meeting in person or online. I suggest you vote in advance. However, you can also vote during […]

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Kellanova 2024 Paygap Report

Kellanova 2024 Paygap Report

Kellanova 2024. Myra K. Young and  James McRitchie’s proposal for a Paygap report is one of several items to be voted on before or during the Kellanova Company (K) annual meeting on April 26, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific. Attend the annual meeting online. I suggest you vote in advance. However, you can also vote during […]

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Northern Trust 2024

Northern Trust 2024 Ascertain Client Voting Preferences

Northern Trust 2024 proxy. James McRitchie’s proposal to Ascertain Client Voting Preferences is one of several items to be voted on before or during the Northern Trust annual meeting on April 16, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific. Attend the annual meeting online. I suggest you vote in advance. However, you can also vote with your […]

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Proxy Voting as if Systems Matter

Proxy Voting as if Systems Matter

Proxy Voting as if Systems Matter. Investors currently get essentially the same voting advice if they are broadly diversified or if their investments are highly concentrated. That doesn’t make sense if they are attempting to use their votes to enhance their financial returns. It also may not make sense strategically, even if they are concerned […]

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Broadridge No-Action Part 2

Broadridge No-Action Request Threatens Democracy

Broadridge No-Action Request Threatens Democracy Broadridge No-Action request threatens democracy, so it deserves a second post because of its critical importance. At an in-person meeting, everyone can easily see a show of hands when the moderator asks if anyone needs more time to vote. Not so at virtual shareholder meetings, which have quickly become the […]

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Broadridge Threatens Right to Proxy Voting

Broadridge Threatens Right to Proxy Voting

Many were not surprised when the SEC, under Trump appointees, made it more difficult for retail shareholders to submit proposals. Read about our ongoing efforts to overturn that roadblock at Restore Shareholder Proposal Rights. However, most will be surprised that Broadridge Financial Solutions filed a no-action request that could end meaningful proxy voting at meetings, […]

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Alphabet 2023 Fair Elections

Alphabet 2023 Fair Elections

Alphabet 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before or at the annual meeting at 9:00 am Pacific on June 2, 2023. Vote AGAINST board items except for Chavez; FOR all shareholder proposals except #& & #14.  Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Teladoc Health 2023 Fair Elections

Teladoc Health 2023 Fair Elections

Teladoc Health 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 9:00 am Pacific on June 2, 2023. Vote AGAINST Gorevic, Mckinley, Paulus, Snow, Pay, Stock Incentive; FOR Employee Stock, Auditor, Fair Elections #6. Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Amazon 2023 Fair Elections

Amazon 2023 Fair Elections

Amazon 2023. Fair Elections is just one of many issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 9:00 am Pacific on May 24, 2023. Vote Against Bezos, Cooper, Gorelick, Huttenlocher, McGrath, Rubinstein, Stonesifer; For Fair Elections #15 & many shareholder proposals. Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Kellogg 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure

Kellogg 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure

Kellogg 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 10 am Pacific on April 28, 2023. Vote AGAINST Burns, Cahallane, pay, auditor & audit looking for discrimination against white males; FOR#6 pay equity disclosure.  (more…)

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INDEX Investors Empowered by Iconikapp

INDEX Investors Empowered by Iconikapp

INDEX investors empowered by iconikapp can regain control of capitalism from the financial services industry. Invest indirectly in 500 companies & vote YOUR VALUES AUTOMATICALLY before each annual shareholder meeting. ONEFUND (ticker symbol INDEX) partnered with iconikapp.com to give retail investors a say in how the fund’s shares are voted. Iconikapp’s technology enables fund managers to […]

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Musings on Public Fuinds Forum 2022

Musings: Public Funds Forum 2022

Musings Missed Musings; not all of mine got mentioned at the Forum. I had the distinct pleasure of being a panelist at the Public Funds Forum 2022 with Maine’s Treasurer Henry Beck and David Wescoe, Executive Director of the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Our topic was Best Practices in Fund Governance. I thought of several […]

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nCino 2022

nCino 2022 Proxy Score 23

nCino 2022 annual meeting is June 23, 2022, at 7 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. I recommend voting in advance, especially since many companies cut off voting as soon as proposals have been presented. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Steven Collins, Spencer Lake, and pay. Vote FOR Majority […]

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Illumina 2022 Proxy Scorecard

Illumina 2022 Proxy Score 46

Illumina 2022 annual meeting is May 26, 2022, at 9:00 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. Of course, I recommend voting in advance, especially since many companies cut off voting as soon as proposals have been presented. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Guthart, Dorsa, Epstein, #5 Illusionary Special […]

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Charles Schwab 2022 Proxy Access

Charles Schwab 2022 Proxy Access

Charles Schwab 2022 annual meeting is on May 17, 2022, at 11:30 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting. Of course, I recommend voting in advance, especially since they have made it very difficult to vote at the meeting and maybe even to enter the meeting. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Ellis, […]

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Apple 2022 Annual Meeting

Apple 2022 Annual Meeting

Apple 2022 annual meeting is March 4, 9 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will also need your voter control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Gore, Jung, Levinson, Sugar, Auditor, Exec Pay, Stock […]

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Enhanced Reporting of Proxy Votes

Enhanced Reporting of Proxy Votes: Comments Update

Enhanced Reporting of Proxy Votes by Registered Management Investment Companies; Reporting of Executive Compensation Votes by Institutional Investment Managers (link: Conformed to Federal Register version) File No: S7-11-21. Comments Due: December 14, 2021. Comments received are available. How to Submit Comments. Please submit a comment in support of this important rulemaking. Regulatory agencies typically continue to consider comments until rulemaking is finalized. […]

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True Shareholder Democracy

True Shareholder Democracy: NYTimes

True Shareholder Democracy? Jeff Sommer at the New York Times thinks he’s glimpsed the future. (A Glimpse of a Future With True Shareholder Democracy) He is off the mark but focuses on a fundamental issue, John Coates’ The Problem of Twelve. Should twelve people control US public companies? True Shareholder Democracy? More important than INDEX’s […]

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Proxy Season 2021 Investor Sentiment Study

Proxy Season 2021 Investor Sentiment Study: Action Needed

Proxy Season 2021 Investor Sentiment Study: Background Proxy Season 2021 Investor Sentiment Study finds the rise and influence of individual investors presents unique opportunities to engage new investors like never before. A new survey from Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) highlights how new and younger retail investors are thinking about investing and this year’s proxy […]

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Disney 2021

Disney 2021 Shareholders to Empower Workers?

Disney 2021 annual meeting is March 9, 10 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting, visit virtualshareholdermeeting.com/DIS2021 and enter your control number. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Iger, Barra, Lagomasio, Parker, the Auditor, and Pay. Vote FOR Lobbying Disclosure and Increase Diversity of Director […]

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Apple 2021

Apple 2021: Proxy Access Amendment Needed to Increase Value

Apple 2021 annual meeting is February 23, 9AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AAPL2021 and enter the 16-digit control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Gore, Levinson, Sugar, the Auditor, and Pay. Vote FOR Proxy Access Amendment and Improve Executive […]

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Professor Gensler: Unsolicited Advice

Professor Gensler: Unsolicited Advice

Professor Gensler Congratulations. When confirmed to chair the SEC, you can take a major role in reconstructing our financial and economic systems. Below, I offer the unsolicited advice of a real “Main Street” investor. Central to a recovery that helps America address its many issues (institutional racism, inequality, climate change, anomie, etc.) is a system […]

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N-PX Data Tagging

N-PX Data Tagging: Critical to Our Future

N-PX Data Tagging? Yes, that might be the most important rulemaking the SEC could undertake to move our economy in a positive direction. SEC Commissioner Allison Herron Lee gives voice to this small change that could have a dramatic impact on how America invests (about 7 minutes into the video below). Read the text.  Structuring […]

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SEC Trampled Shareholder Rights

SEC Trampled Shareholder Rights

SEC Trampled Rights. September 23 was a bad day for shareholders, society, and the environment. It was an action typical of the Trump Administration, where political appointees work counter to the missions of regulatory bodies. The only significant “support” for the amendments from shareholders came from a few fake letters, which Chairman Clayton read into […]

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Union Pacific 2020 Chair & Climate

Union Pacific 2020 Chair & Climate

Union Pacific 2020 annual meeting is 5/14/2020 at 6AM Pacific virtually by entering the eligible shareholder’s 16-digit control number found on the proxy card. To enhance long-term value: Vote AGAINST Card, Fritz, McCarthy and McLarty, Auditor, Pay. Vote FOR Independent Board Chair and Climate Report.  See list of all virtual-only meetings maintained by ISS. (more…)

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Gadfly Importance Key - McRitchie

Gadfly Importance Key to Democratic CorpGov

Gadfly importance to democratic corporate governance is often underrated. We are currently under attack by the Business Roundtable (BRT) and others seeking to substantially raise the ownership threshold for submitting and resubmitting proposals. BRT, for example, contends proposals from small shareholder divert “significant time and resources to issues that, at best, have an attenuated connection to the […]

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Mutual Fund Wars

Mutual Fund Wars Over Fees AND Proxy Votes

Mutual fund wars are fierce around pricing. What if competition was also fierce around proxy voting? Could that change the world? I certainly think so. My petition to the SEC could generate mutual fund wars around ensuring proxy votes align with investor values. (Rulemaking Petition for Real-Time Disclosure of Proxy Votes, SEC File 4-748, Jul. […]

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Josh Levin

Josh Levin of OpenInvest Interviewed by Sonya Dreizler

Josh Levin of OpenInvest was kind enough to chat with me at Morningstar’s Investment Conference earlier this year. Unfortunately, I was busy and distracted but curious about Josh Levin and his investment platform. Could OpenInvest and similar firms disrupt the mutual fund industry? Andreessen Horowitz, YCombinator, QED, and others back OpenInvest financially. I knew OpenInvest allows customers […]

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Discover 2019

Discover 2019 Proxy Vote

Discover 2019 Proxy Vote Recommendations. The Discover Financial Services (DFS) 2019 annual meeting is May 16th. To enhance long-term shareholder value, vote AGAINST directors Aronin, Case, and Weinbach, as well as the auditor. Vote FOR pay, end supermajority standards and shareholder proposal to allow shareholder of 15% to call a special meeting. ABSTAIN on the […]

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gender-diversity

Gender-Diversity: Who Votes Fearlessly?

When investing for gender-diversity for other ESG, check fund voting records. With the SEC’s cryptic proxy vote disclosure system, that is difficult (draft Petition for Real-Time Disclosure of Proxy Votes), so ask your investment advisor and hope they subscribe to Morningstar Direct. As evidenced by a recent Morningstar report, State Street’s Fearless Girl appears timid about […]

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