About the Coalition

The Shareholder Communications Coalition is an advocacy organization dedicated to improving the ability of individual investors to vote their shares and communicate with the publicly traded companies in which they invest. In its advocacy efforts, the Coalition is working to change rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that impede these objectives. The Coalition also seeks to educate individual investors about their rights as shareholders and the importance of participating in corporate elections.

Coalition Statement of Principles

It has been more than thirty (30) years since the current shareholder voting and communications system was established.  Advances in technology, increases in shareholder activism, and new regulatory requirements have created a need to modernize the corporate governance processes used by shareholders of publicly traded companies. 

  • Click below to access two flow charts describing the multiple steps and intermediaries involved in the current proxy voting and communications system.

  • The Coalition has developed a series of position papers, comment letters, and testimony explaining the problems with the current proxy system and urging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to modernize its shareholder communications and proxy voting rules.