The undersigned have this day associated themselves together for the purpose of forming a nonprofit organization under the laws of the State of Louisiana and do hereby adopt the following articles of incorporation.
The name of the corporation is Baton Rouge Progressive Network.
The registered agent for service of process is Lee Abbott who resides at the address listed above.
(a) To form a nonprofit cooperative of individuals dedicated to facilitating communication and education as they pertain to progressive ideals within the Baton Rouge community.
(b) To acquire by gift or purchase, hold, sell, confey, assign, mortgage or lease any property, real or personal, necessary or incidental to the operation of the cooperative.
(c) To do all other acts reasonably necessary, proper and advisable in carrying out the specific powers and authorities above enumerated.
This corporation is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes as specified in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 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 corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
The corporation shall be a nonprofit corporation and shall have no stock. No dividends or pecuniary profits shall be declared nor paid to the directors thereof nor to any other private individuals. All corporate earnings shall be used to further the purpose of this organization as herein set forth.
The control and management of the affairs of this corporation shall be vested in a board of directors of not less than three. The following individuals shall serve as directors until their successors shall be chosen in accordance with the bylaws to be adopted:
Lee Abbott [PRIVATE ADDRESS]
Ava Hernandez [PRIVATE ADDRESS]
Jason Todd [PRIVATE ADDRESS]
Kyle Sirman [PRIVATE ADDRESS]
The board of directors shall adopt bylaws for the management and operation of the corporation not inconsistent with these articles of incorporation. The objects and purposes of this corporation and a copy of such bylaws and of these articles shall be available to each member in good standing.
The authorized number and qualifications of members, their voting rights and other rights and privileges shall be set forth in the bylaws of this corporation.
These articles of incorporation may be amended only by the written consent of all members in good standing upon a resolution submitted by the board of directors.
The corporation shall exist perpetually.
Upon the dissolution of this corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or shall be distributed to the federal government for apublic purpose.
No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except as otherwise noted by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) and this 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.
No part of the net earnings of this corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, its members, directors, or other private persons except that this corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for sevices rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in these articles.
We, the incorporators of this corporation, have executed these articles on the Twelfth day of May, 2000.