Articles of Incorporation of the undersigned, a majority or whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Non-Profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Corporation Law of the State of Washington, do hereby certify:
First: The name of the Corporation shall be United States Post Enumeration Recovery Council.
Second: The place of this state where the principal office of the Corporation is to be located is the City of Seattle, King County.
Third: Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Fourth: The names, titles, and addresses of the persons who are the trustees of the corporation are as follows:
Glen Grace, Executive Director, 3116 108th Street SE Everett, WA 98208
Ken Hickey, Executive Treasurer, 1645 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Jerri Sones, Executive Secretary, 4803 South Raymond Street, Seattle, WA 98118
Larry Spaulding, Director, Rural Route #2, Box 26, Chadwick, IL 61014
Karen Lutz, Director, 900 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Tom Wiemkin, Director, 445 12th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Nancy Zugschwerdt, Director, Rural Route #2, Box 26, Chadwick, IL 61014
Laurie Wayne, Director, 2310 Rock Street #33, Mountain View, CA 94043
Els Wiemkin, Director, 445 12th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Janet Bein, Director, 1645 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Robert Spitzer, S.J., PhD, Director, 900 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Cecile Hansen, Director, 140 Rainier Avenue South, Renton, WA 98055
John Popko, Director, 900 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Vivian Colon, Director, Cervantes No. 6, Santurce, Puerto Rico, 00907
J. Pat Burke, Director, 900 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Fifth: No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorize and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article Third hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in , or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation , contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Sixth: Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, 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 originization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.