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Reform America, Inc.

Statement of Activity

ATTACHMENT A
Form 1023, Part II, Q. 1
April 10, 2000

Reform America, Inc.
c/o Thomas Bryer
      3 Pooks Hill Road, Apt. 506
      Bethesda, MD 20814
EIN: 52-2215734

        Reform America, Inc. (the "Corporation") is organized and will be operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Specifically, the Corporation will promote electoral fairness in the United States and civic engagement in the United States by educating young Americans about: our existing voting system and alternatives to that system, our existing ballot access laws and alternatives to those laws, our existing debate regulations and alternatives to those regulations, and the significance of the right to vote and be involved in our democratic process. There are many sign of civic disengagement among young people in the United States, even though young people show a tremendous drive to participate in community service projects and other community-oriented programs. The Corporation believes that for young people to actively engage in the political process and inside the government, they must be engaged themselves in the political process generally, and in an effort to improve out democracy and democratic institutions. It is the Corporationšs goal to engage young Americans and to educate them about the alternatives that exist to the current establishment institutions. The activities which the Corporation will conduct in furtherance of accomplishing this goal include publishing educational and motivational material for distribution to the public, organizing and sponsoring educational and motivational speeches, lectures, and workshops open and advertised to the public, and promoting educational and motivational media appearances by individuals affiliated with the Corporation.

Publishing Activities

        The Corporation will publish a newsletter, pamphlets, booklets, and other materials (e.g., press releases) to: educate the public about the tremendous community-oriented drive possessed by many young Americans, educate young Americans about alternatives to the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, engage civic organizations and political parties of every ideological background in a recruitment effort of young Americans, and engage young Americans in the political process generally. These materials may be written by members of the Corporationšs Board of Directors or Executive Committee, individuals hired temporarily by the Corporation on a contract basis, or persons involved with the Corporationšs activities as advisors or otherwise. Additionally, the Corporation may make grants to individuals or other organizations to write or produce material for publication by the Corporation. The Corporation will solicit articles and essays for publication from individuals who the Corporationšs Board of Directors or Executive Committee believe have an expertise in an issue area of interest to the Corporation. The Corporation may also publish unsolicited materials. Materials will be selected for publication by disinterested members of the Corporationšs Board of Directors or Executive Committee, all of whom will have shown a proven interest and desire in engaging young Americans in the political process. Only those materials that the Corporationšs Board of Directors or Executive Committee determine would materially aid a reader in the process of learning about alternatives to the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, or which legitimately and without bias seek to engage the reader in an effort to improve the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, or which legitimately and without bias seek to engage the reader in the political process generally, will be selected for publication by the Corporation.

        The Corporation expects that much of the material it publishes will be contained in a periodic newsletter published by the Corporation. The Corporation expects that, in addition to its newsletter, some materials it publishes will be provided to members of the Corporation as a benefit of membership. All materials published by the Corporation to the general public either free of charge for low-cost items or at a nominal charge (e.g., cost of production) for more expensive items. The Corporation will make these materials available to the general public either at speeches, lectures, and workshops conducted by the Corporation (discussed below) or upon written or oral request made to a member of the Corporationšs Board of Directors or Executive Committee. The Corporation does not expect that its materials will be sold through for-profit stores or by subscription, nor does the Corporation plan to sell advertising space in any of its publications. The Corporation expects to inform the public about the availability of the material it publishes primarily through its newsletter, Internet web site, the speeches, lectures, and workshops it conducts, and the media appearances by members of the Board of Directors, members of the Executive Committee, and other individuals with which it is affiliated (discussed below).

        The Corporation expects that the actual process of publishing its newsletter, and many of the other materials it publishes, will be performed through desktop publishing programs on personal computers made available to the Corporation. However, to the extent that the Corporation determines that it is necessary or desirable, the Corporation may pay for the services of commercial printing and publishing companies. The Corporation hopes to publish materials in addition to its newsletter at least two times per year.

Speeches, Lectures, and Workshops

        The Corporation will organize and sponsor speeches, lectures, and workshops throughout the United States to: educate the public about the tremendous community-oriented drive possessed by many young Americans, educate young Americans about alternatives to the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, engage civic organizations and political parties of every ideological background in a recruitment effort of young Americans, and engage young Americans in the political process generally. Speakers and instructors may include members of the Corporationšs Board of Directors and Executive Committee, individuals hired temporarily by the Corporation on a contract basis, persons involved with the Corporationšs activities as advisors or otherwise, or other persons invited to speak by the Corporation. Additionally, the Corporation may arrange for speakers or instructors to participate in events organized and sponsored by other organizations. Speakers and instructors will be solicited and selected by the Corporationšs Board of Directors or Executive Committee. Only those individuals that the Corporationšs Board of Directors or Executive Committee determine would: aid a listener in the process of learning about alternatives to the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, or who legitimately and without bias seek to engage the listener in an effort to improve the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, or who legitimately and without bias seek to engage civic organizations or political parties of every ideological background in an effort to recruit young Americans, or who legitimately and without bias seek to engage the listener in the political process generally, will be selected to act as speakers and instructors.

        The speeches, lectures, and workshops will be open and advertised to the public, and will be conducted on university campuses and other public forums. The Corporation expects to inform the public about upcoming speeches, lectures, and workshops through its newsletter, Internet web site, advertisements in newspapers of general circulation and on radio and television, other speeches, lectures, and workshops it conducts, and media appearances by members of it Board of Directors, members of its Executive Committee, and other individuals with which it is affiliated (discussed below). The Corporation expects that many speeches, lectures, and workshops will be free of charge. However, the Corporation may charge a nominal entrance fee if it determines that such a fee is necessary or desirable. The Corporation hopes to conduct either a speech, lecture, or workshop at least four times per year. The format of the speeches, lectures and workshops will be structured so that the discussions will: aid a listener in the process of learning about alternatives to the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, or legitimately and without bias engage the listener in an effort to improve the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, or legitimately and without bias engage civic organizations or political parties of every ideological background in an effort to recruit young Americans, or legitimately and without bias engage the listener in the political process generally. The Corporation may videotape some of its speeches, lectures, or workshops. Any such videotape will be made available by the Corporation to its members and the general public on the same terms as other materials published or produced by the Corporation (discussed above).

Media Appearances

        The Corporation will promote appearances by members of the Corporationšs Board of Directors, members of the Corporationšs Executive Committee, and other individuals associated with the Corporation on television and radio under the circumstances that will provide such individuals with the opportunity to: aid a listener in the process of learning about alternatives to the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, or legitimately and without bias engage the listener in an effort to improve the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, or legitimately and without bias engage civic organizations or political parties of every ideological background in an effort to recruit young Americans, or legitimately and without bias engage the listener in the political process generally. As with the solicitation and selection of speakers and instructors discussed above, the Corporation will only promote media appearances by individuals who the Corporationšs Board of Directors or Executive Committee believe have a proven desire to: educate a listener about alternatives to the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, or legitimately and without bias engage the listener in an effort to improve the establishment systems and processes found throughout our democracy, or legitimately and without bias engage civic organizations or political parties of every ideological background in an effort to recruit young Americans, or legitimately and without bias engage the listener in the political process generally. As with the videotapes of its speeches, lectures, and workshops, the Corporation may make videotapes available to its members and the general public. In such a case, these items will be made available on the same terms as other materials published or produced by the Corporation (discussed above).

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