Official Bylaws for the Unity for a Change Non for Profit Corporation
Unity for a Change was officially incorporated in Chicago on June 21, 2007 (The Summer Solstice)
This corporation is organized for charitable, educational, civic, scientific, and research purposes within the meaning of Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“the code”).
1. To build an international grassroots movement that is focused upon comprehensively resolving and eliminating all problems, conflicts, suffering, and distress born upon any and all people now on Earth, as well as all people of future generations, and to do so in a manner guided by the common virtues of balance and harmony which are specified as life, health, safety, nourishment, love, trust, happiness, generosity, forgiveness, truth, knowledge, reason, respect, friendship, sustenance, equality, freedom, and peace.
2. To establish a global system of direct participatory democracy for managing natural resources and the technological infrastructure, including service sectors, that is effective, convenient, and accessible to all people, and led with equal control from all citizens regardless of any distinction as to age, gender, ethnicity, class, wealth, disability, nationality, religion, or political patronage.
3. To develop a model for how a healthy and thriving civilization should function taking into account all aspects of the socioeconomic infrastructure including aesthetics, agriculture, commerce, communication, construction, education, emergency response, energy, engineering, environment, global relations, government, healthcare, industry, information, labor, law, media, resource management, safety, sanitation, security, technology, transportation, and utilities and work to actuate the model in the real world.
4. To sponsor and/ or conduct conferences, lectures, seminars and forums to further the public knowledge and understanding of individual and community approaches to personal and social problem solving.
A. To accept, hold, invest, reinvest, and administer any gifts, legacies, bequests, devises, funds and property of any sort or nature and to use, expend or donate the income or principal thereof for, and to devote the same to, the foregoing purposes of the Corporation.
B. No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of any individual (except that the Corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of its purposes).
C. The Corporation may engage in attempts to influence legislation only to the extent permitted to public charities under the Code. The Corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
D. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Articles, the Corporation shall not carry on any activity not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) and (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Code (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).