ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
ARTICLE 1. NAME
The name of this corporation is 2AVOTERS, INC., hereinafter "the corporation".
ARTICLE 2. DURATION
The period of duration for the corporation shall be perpetual or until such time as the Members or Board of Directors shall adopt a resolution for dissolution.
ARTICLE 3. PURPOSES
The purpose for which the corporation is organized is to promote social welfare within the meaning of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code by soliciting citizen donations to create a monetary fund to support education, advocacy, and lobbying actions to encourage the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold constitutional law, and to restore public recognition of the right to arms as the only pillar of lasting human freedom, and to call attention to the futility of attempts to manage criminal behavior by infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens. Secondary purposes of the corporation may include limited political actions in support of the aforementioned primary purposes.
The corporation is not organized for profit and shall not be operated for profit. No part of the earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to its members, directors, trustees, officers, or any other individual, except that the corporation may make expense reimbursements and compensation payments for services rendered, in ways compliant with its Bylaws and the Internal Revenue Code.
The corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office to an extent that would disqualify it from tax exemption under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code or Titles 26 and 52 of the U.S. Code or Title 11 of the CFR or Policy Statements or Guidance issued by the Federal Election Commission.
ARTICLE 4. MEMBERS
The corporation shall have one or more voting Executive Members, whose qualifications, rights, and duties are set forth in the Bylaws of the corporation.
No person barred by law from owning or possessing a firearm shall obtain or hold an Executive Membership in the corporation.
ARTICLE 5. DIRECTORS
Directors shall be appointed by Executive Members or elected by the Board of Directors, in ways compliant with the Bylaws of the corporation.
The qualifications, rights, and duties of the Directors are set forth in the Bylaws of the corporation.
No person barred by law from owning or possessing a firearm shall obtain or hold a Directorship in the corporation.
ARTICLE 6. GOVERNANCE
The Board of Directors shall have the general power to manage and oversee the affairs and assets and actions of the Corporation, in ways compliant with the corporation's Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation and consistent with its stated purposes.
ARTICLE 7. REGISTERED OFFICE AND AGENT
The registered agent of the corporation is David Spaugh residing in the State of Oregon. The registered office is filed with Oregon Secretary of State and Oregon Department of Justice.
ARTICLE 8. FUNDS AND ASSETS
The corporation shall use its funds only to accomplish the purposes stated in these Articles of Incorporation.
Upon the dissolution of the corporation, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the organization, the remaining assets shall be distributed to, and only to, one or more 501(c) charitable or social welfare organizations or branches of government within America, to be used for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine.
ARTICLE 9. AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
The corporation reserves the right to amend or repeal the provisions contained in these Articles of Incorporation. Rules and regulations governing such modification are set forth in the Bylaws of the corporation.
ARTICLE 10. INCORPORATORS
The founding incorporator and original Executive Member of the corporation is David Spaugh residing in the state of Oregon.
ARTICLE 11. BYLAWS
The Bylaws shall govern the operation of the corporation to the extent that the Bylaws do not conflict with these Articles of Incorporation, in which case the Articles of Incorporation shall be controlling.