This excerpt taken from the EQR DEF 14A filed Apr 16, 2009.
VOTING STANDARD FOR TRUSTEE ELECTIONS
In accordance with the rules of the SEC, we have set forth below a shareholder proposal submitted on behalf of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Pension Fund, 101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 (the shareholder proponent), beneficial owner of 4,414 of the Companys common shares, along with the supporting statement of the shareholder proponent. The shareholder proposal is required to be voted upon at the annual meeting only if properly presented at the annual meeting by or on behalf of the shareholder proponent. As explained below, the Board recommends that you vote AGAINST the shareholder proposal.