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The Bylaws of Young Nation


We Join together to Establish these Bylaws of

Young Nation Incorporated

A Nonprofit Organization, Committed to promoting the general Welfare and Rights of young Adults between the Ages of eighteen and thirty four Years.

 

Introduction:

The Declaration of Consensus.

As the Descendants of Liberty, we Join together in Order to promote the general Welfare and Rights of young Adults and our Posterity. As a Body of the People, we Establish and Affirm these Guiding Principles of Self-Rule:

Embrace Diversity – Working together, we can Each help make the Difference. 

Respect Equality – All Members have Equal Rights and must be treated as Equals. 

Defend Liberty – The Freedom to Think, Speak, or Participate however we Choose.

We shall Assemble three Branches of Leadership – the Regents, the Statists, and the Custodian. These Branches are Joined together by our Membership, forming the Body of Young Nation. In Order to achieve our Missions, the Leadership shall serve to facilitate Actions based on Petitions of Members and Affirmed by the Consensus of both our Leadership and our Membership.

 

 

Article 1 – Membership

Cooperation. The Backbone.

Colors – Black and White, Representing our Decisions being either one way or the other. Grey, Representing the Neutrality of our minds, Open to contemplation.

Requirements – All Members must be between the Ages of eighteen and thirty four in Years. Members are required to follow a strict Code of Conduct: Nonviolent, Nonpartisan, Embrace Diversity, Respect Equality, Defend Liberty, and – Demand Self-Rule.

Any Member who Violates this Code, with three fourths of the Membership of the Same Chapter Voting in favor of Dismissal, shall permanently lose the Privilege and Rights as a Member.

Role – The Will Power.

Members provide our Organization with the Courage and Attention necessary for responsible Civic Engagement. Through the Collective Opinion of our Membership, we Join together for the Actions necessary to protect the Rights and impact the public Policies of concern to the young Adults of today and tomorrow.

Responsibilities – Each Year of Membership:

Every Member shall Commit a least one hour to Vote in Local, State, and Federal Government Elections. Every Member shall Commit at least one hour of Volunteer time to the Missions of Young Nation. Every Member shall Commit at least one hour to complete Surveys for the benefit of our Organization. Every Member shall Commit the equivalent value of one hour of the Federal minimum wage as Membership dues.

Petitions for Action may require Votes of the Entire Membership. Failure of a Member to Vote on such Petitions may lead to Dismissal, with permanent loss of the Privilege and Rights as a Member. The Statist Director shall recommend the Rules of Quorum, Absentee limits, Waivers, and Abstentions to the Board of Directors. With seven Members of the Board Voting in favor, the Rules shall then be put to a Vote of the Membership. Having two thirds of the Entire Membership in agreement, the Rules shall be enforced.

Rights - Members can introduce Petitions for Action to the Collective Membership within the Common Jurisdictions of concern, whether by District, State, or National. Consensus among the Membership and the Leadership shall determine the appropriate Level of Action.

In the Case of Laws, Regulations, or Policies for which the Membership stands in Support, with a Majority of Members in agreement, the Custodian can recommend a Unified Vote in favor. The Regents are authorized to request of the Custodian to Testify and/or Lobby in Support of a Law, Regulation, or Policy, with two thirds of Members reaching agreement. In the Case of maximum support for a Law, Regulation, or Policy, with three fourths of the Membership reaching agreement, the Custodian is authorized to request of the Regents a Vote to pursue organized Conferences, Rallies, or Festivals. The Action shall be carried out with two thirds of the Regents Voting in Favor of it.

In the Case of Laws, Regulations, or Policies for which the Membership stands Against, with a Majority of Members in agreement, the Custodian can recommend a Unified Vote in opposition. The Regents are authorized to request of the Custodian to consider Petitions and/or Acts of Civil Disobedience Against a Law, Regulation, or Policy, with two thirds of Members reaching agreement. In the Case of extreme opposition to a Law, Regulation, or Policy, with three fourths of the Membership reaching agreement, the Custodian is authorized to request of the Regents a Vote to pursue organized Demonstrations, Marches, or Protests. The Action shall be carried out with two thirds of the Regents Voting in Favor of it.

All Petitions for Demonstrations, Marches, or Protests must originate from our Membership. Members determine themselves the Level of Participation for which they feel is Suitable. Members shall be Expected to treat, and to be treated by, any other Member in a Manner consistent with the Guiding Principals Established in these Bylaws. Any Person committing an Act of Violence during an Event hosted by Young Nation, will be considered a Subversive to our Missions and Expelled.

All Organizational Committees serving as Decision-making Bodies must include a designated Volunteer Member chosen Randomly from our Membership at large. Members accepting the role of a Committee Member shall be Compensated for their Service and given the Title of Volunteer Director. Committees must include no less than one Volunteer Director for every eight Regular Members. Volunteer Directors have Equal Voting Rights. Committee Seating shall be odd in number with Volunteer Directors casting the final Votes.

Volunteer Directors serve a single one Year Term, the first Half of the Term as an Alternate Member, the remaining Half in the Voting Seat as Volunteer Director. Alternate Members shall attend Meetings and be familiar with all Matters before the Committee for which they shall serve.

If, for any reason, the standing Volunteer Director steps down from that role, the Alternate Member shall assume the role as Volunteer Director. Another Member shall be selected as the Alternate Member. The Volunteer Director and the newly selected Alternate Member shall start six month and one Year Terms respectively.

Volunteer Directors shall be recognized for their contributions and may be called upon for additional Guidance and Support, as determined by our Leadership.

 

 

Article 2 – Regents

Participation. The Muscle.

Color – Gold, signifying the rising Sun, which every day offers us Diverse perspectives of how to View and Understand the World around us.

Role – To Engage the Will of our Membership.

Regents provide our Membership with all Manners and Platforms of direct Participation. Regents supervise our Volunteer force in Conducting all Events hosted by Young Nation, on behalf of our Membership.

The Regents shall train, coordinate, and Certify the District Organizers and Floor Bosses in their role of Conducting meetings, in accordance with these Bylaws.

Members of each State shall Elect one Regent for the State in which they reside. Regents must have a residence in the State for which they Represent. Each Regent shall have one Vote. The Regents may form Committees to address various aspects of their role and responsibilities.

Responsibilities – Each Year the Regents shall sponsor Events on July Fourth, in celebration of Independence Day.

The Regents are responsible for recommending the Ratification of Alliances with other Nonprofit Organizations to the Custodian. Consensus among Regents and agreement of the Custodian shall determine the appropriate Level of Action.

We stand in Support of other Nonprofit Organizations which aim to Help young Adults and Posterity.

In the Case of our Support for another Nonprofit Organization, the Regents can request of the Custodian a recommendation for Members to give Donations to another Nonprofit Organization by having a Majority of Regents Voting in favor of the Action. The Regents can request of the Custodian to authorize Joining our Volunteer Forces with another Nonprofit Organization by having two thirds of the Regents Voting in favor of the Action. The Regents can request of the Custodian Ratification of an Alliance with another Nonprofit Organization by having three fourths of the Regents Voting in favor of the Action.

We stand Against other Nonprofit Organizations which aim to cause Negative impacts to young Adults and Posterity.

In the Case of Opposition to another Nonprofit Organization, the Regents can request the Custodian Deny an Alliance by having a Majority of Regents Voting in favor of the Action. The Regents can request the Custodian Revoke an Alliance with another Nonprofit Organization by having two thirds of the Regents Voting in favor of the Action. The Regents can request of the Custodian to Renounce another Nonprofit Organization by having three fourths of the Regents Voting in favor of the Action.

With seven Affirming Votes of the Board of Directors, the Regents can request a direct Vote from the Membership on an Action denied by the Custodian. In such Cases, the Custodian is obligated to overturn the denial, should three fourths of the Members Vote in favor of the Action.

The Regents shall each serve a three Year Term with the exception of the Founding Regents; Half shall, by random selection of States, serve one four Year Term and the other Half serving one five Year Term, facilitating that each subsequent Election shall result in the renewal of Half of each Branch of Leadership.

Half of all States shall Vote for Regents while the other Half Votes for Statists, then alternating the following Year. On the third Year the Entire Body Votes for the Custodian and, from then on, repeats the sequence.

In the case of Removing a Regent from Office, a Petition for Dismissal must come from a Member within the Same State. With three fourths of that State’s Membership Voting in favor of the Action, the Regent shall be removed from the Office. If the Action is a result of Violating our Code of Conduct, the Regent shall lose Membership Rights in the Same manner as any other Member.

In the case of Vacancy due to Death, Resignation, Aging out, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the Office, the National Statist of that State shall fill the role of Regent until an Election can be held to fill the Seat, within sixty days of the Vacancy. Election Terms shall not be extended or altered as a result of Vacancies.

 

 

Article 3 – Statists

Information. The Brain.

Color – Blue, as the night sky allows us to see the Stars, helping us to Understand our position and Guide our pathway into the Future.

Role – To Explore the Will of our Membership.

The Statists are charged with Establishing Networks of Free Thought for the honest exchange of Information, Ideas, and Opinion among our Membership. The Statists shall Present the results of their Research with complete Transparency, except in the Case of maintaining the absolute Privacy of our Membership and Staff.

Each Statist must have a residence in the State they Represent. Each Statist shall have one Vote. The Statists may form Committees to address various aspects of their role and responsibilities.

Responsibilities – Each Year, on the last Day of March, as the end of our Fiscal Year, the Statists shall provide a Report to our Membership on Young Nation’s Accounts. Each Year, at the end of March, the Statists shall provide a Report to our Membership regarding the Government’s accounting, to include the Fiscal outlook of our Nation and that of each State.

The Statists are responsible for all aspects of Information collection and analysis for Young Nation and our Membership. The Statists Certify the accuracy of all Information gathering methodologies, source integrity, and Presentations.

The Statists shall Archive and secure all Information resulting from the Meetings of our Membership, Committees, and Elected Bodies.

To ensure Vote integrity and coordinated efforts during times of Emergency, the Statists must Establish various channels of Communication, some of which may, for the sake of Stability, Confidence, and Trust, require complete Security from all entities outside of Young Nation.

National Statists – The National Statists, as a Branch of Leadership, shall Conduct all Information Gathering, Certifying, and Archiving for Matters of National concern to Young Nation. The National Statists shall Conduct and Certify Elections.

The National Statists shall Support the Board of Directors by providing the Information necessary to fulfill their role. The National Statists shall Support the Custodian by providing the Information necessary to fulfill that role. The National Statists, as a Body, can require the State Statists to fulfill coordinated Research activities on behalf of Young Nation as a whole.

State Statists – The State Statists shall Conduct all of the Information Gathering, Certifying, Researching, Reporting, and Archiving for Matters of State and District Chapter concern. The State Statists shall Support the Regent of their Common State by providing the Information necessary to fulfill that role. The State Statists shall train, coordinate, and Certify the Chapter Guardians in their role.

The Statists shall Conduct, Certify, and Secure all Research on behalf of Young Nation, our Nonprofit Alliances, and Sponsors. Research shall be conducted on three Levels to include: Level 1) Coordinating Citizen reviews, Level 2) Collaborative Studies, and Level 3) Advocacy Research to explain the Merit for Support of a Law, Regulation, or Policy.

The Statists shall commission a Staff of Journalists to provide Reports on Matters of concern to young Adults. Reports shall be conducted on three Levels to include: Level 1) Analysis of general published Information, Level 2) Watchdog reporting of Organizations Acting Against the interests of young Adults, and Level 3) Investigative Reports about Organizations and Industries causing harm to the Interests of Posterity.

Research and Reports require the Approval of the Board of Directors.

Level 1) requires a Majority of the Board Vote in favor of the Action.

Level 2) requires six Members of the Board Vote in favor of the Action.

Level 3) requires seven Members of the Board Vote in favor of the Action.

Research and Reports regarding other Nonprofits and our Alliances shall originate from the Regent Director. Research and Reports regarding Organizations, Industries, or Sponsors shall originate from the Custodian.

Research or Reporting that extends beyond three years of duration must be reauthorized by the Branch of origin and pass a Vote for reauthorization by a Majority of the Board of Directors.

The Founding National Statists shall serve an extended Term in Office; Half shall, by random selection of States, serve one four Year Term and the other Half serving one five Year Term, facilitating that each subsequent Election shall result in the renewal of Half of each Branch of Leadership.

Half of all States shall Vote for Statists while the other Half Votes for Regents then alternating the following Year. On the third Year the Entire Body Votes for the Custodian and, from then on, repeats the sequence.The Founding State Statist shall become the National Statist upon the Retirement of the Founding National Statist and, as a result, serves an extended Term in Office according to the Same Election sequence as the National Statist of their State.

Subsequent Statists shall serve one six Year Term, with their first three Years of Service in the Office of State Statist and the remaining three Years of Service in the Office of National Statist.

In the case of Removing a Statist from Office, a Petition calling for Removal must come from a Member within the Same State. With three fourths of that State’s Membership Voting in favor of the Action, the Statist shall be removed from the Office. If the Action is a result of Violating our Code of Conduct, the Statist shall lose Membership Rights in the Same manner as any other Member.

In the case of Vacancy due to Death, Resignation, Aging out, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of National Statist, the State Statist shall fill that role, causing an Election for a Replacement State Statist within sixty days of the Vacancy.

In the case of Vacancy due to Death, Resignation, Aging out, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the Office for State Statist, an Election for a Replacement State Statist shall occur within sixty days of the Vacancy. Election Terms shall not be extended or altered as a result of Vacancies.

 

 

Article 4 – Custodian

Representation. The Heart.

Color – Red, like the Flame on the Torch of Liberty, serving as a Beacon of Progress and Illuminating the Challenges ahead.

Role – To Express the Will of our Membership.

The Custodian Represents the views of Young Nation. The Custodian Presents the Members with a Vision for accomplishing Young Nation’s Missions. The Custodian Proclaims the common Purpose, Plans, and Process for United Action.

The Custodian, from time to time, shall Advise the Members about trends surrounding Matters of relevant interest to young Adults. The Custodian can Advise our Membership about the potential impact of Laws, Regulations, and Policies, whether Existing, Enacted, or Proposed. The Custodian may Advise Members about issues of Safety and Urgency, where timely Action avoids Injury to our Members and our Communities.

No Member or Subgroup of Membership shall organize to Represent our Membership, in part or as a whole, or the views of Young Nation, Except for the Custodian or a Designee of that Office.

The Custodian may form a Council to Advise that Office on Matters impacting young Adults. The Custodian may form Committees to address various aspects of the role and responsibilities.

Responsibilities – The Custodian shall Address our Membership by the Fifteenth day of December each Year to outline the Progress of Young Nation, Present the Missions of Young Nation, and request Petitions for Action from our Membership for the Year ahead.

The Custodian is responsible for recommending the Certification of Sponsorships with other Organizations to the Regents. Consensus among Regents shall determine the appropriate Level of Action.

We Support Organizations and Industries which treat our Members with Respect, treat young Adult workers with Fairness, treat our Communities with Kindness, and have a demonstrated history of Commitment to the Sustainable use of our Resources, for the benefit of Posterity.

In the Case of our Support for an Organization, the Custodian can announce a recommendation for Members to Purchase the products of that Organization by having a Majority of Regents Voting in favor of the Action. The Custodian can announce an Endorsement to Invest in an Organization or Industry by having two thirds of the Regents Voting in favor of the Action. The Custodian can Certify a Sponsorship with another Organization by having three fourths of the Regents Voting in favor of the Action.

We Oppose Organizations that aim to unfairly Exploit young Adults, our Communities, and our Resources, causing Negative impacts on Posterity.

In the Case of Opposition to such an Organization, the Custodian can issue a Complaint to the Organization by having a Majority of Regents Voting in favor of the Action. The Custodian can announce a Boycott of an Organization or Industry by having two thirds of the Regents Voting in favor of the Action. The Custodian can call for Strikes or Protests Against an Organization by having three fourths of the Regents Voting in favor of the Action.

With seven Affirming Votes of the Board of Directors, the Custodian can request a direct Vote from the Membership on an Action denied by the Regents. In such Cases, the Regents’ Vote shall be overturned should three fourths of the Members Vote in favor of the Action.

The Custodian shall hold that Office for a Term of three Years.

In the case of Removing the Custodian from Office, a Petition calling for Dismissal must come from an Elected Member of the Board. With seven Members Voting in favor of Dismissal, the Petition shall be put to the Entire Membership for a Vote.

The Custodian shall be dismissed with three fourths of the Membership Voting in favor of the Action. If the Action is a result of Violating our Code of Conduct, the Custodian shall lose Membership Rights in the Same manner as any other Member.

If the Petition for Dismissal Fails to receive the required number of Votes, the Member initiating the Petition shall be Replaced by the Branch of Leadership which Appointed that Member to the Board, along with the Advisor on the Board, as nominated by that Director. The Term of Office shall not be extended or altered as a result of Dismissals.

In the case of Vacancy due to Death, Resignation, Aging out, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the Office, the Statist Director shall fill the role of Custodian until an Election can be held, within sixty days of the Vacancy. If for any reason the Statist Director cannot Accept the Seat as Custodian, the Regent Director shall be offered the Seat instead. Election Terms shall not be extended or altered as a result of Vacancies.  

 

 

Article 5 – Amendments

Any Member can Petition an Amendment to these Bylaws by having three fourths of their State Membership Voting in favor of the Petition for Amendment. Having met the required number of Votes, the Volunteer Director Seated on the Board must place the Petition for Amendment to a Vote of the Board of Directors.

The Custodian, the Statist Director, and the Regent Director can each Petition the Board of Directors to Vote on Amendments to these Bylaws. The Statist Director and Regent Director shall require three fourths of their Leadership Body Vote in favor of their proposed Amendment. No other Members on the Board of Directors can initiate a Petition for Amendment.

Should seven Members of the Board of Directors agree, the Petition for Amendment shall be put to the Vote of the Membership. The Bylaws shall be Amended, with three fourths of the Entire Membership Voting in favor of the Action.

The Charitable Missions of Young Nation can only be Amended by Unanimous Vote of the Board of Directors and with three fourths of the Entire Membership Voting in favor of the Action.

The Charter Mission shall not be Amended.

 

 

Article 6 - Elections

So it begins –Within each State, Chapters of Membership are to be formed according to Federal Congressional Districts.

Members Joining Young Nation and declaring the Desire for a position of Regent shall be named the Founding Regent of that State after being the first to secure the nominations of one Thousand other Members within a District, thereby creating the Founding Chapter of Membership within the first District of that State.

The Founding Regent and Founding Chapter of each State are Honored with the task of Establishing fellow Chapters within the remaining Congressional Districts of their State.

The Founding Regent and Founding Chapter are then Honored with the task of creating fellow Chapters within other States, until each State has a Founding Regent.

The Founding Regents shall request from the Membership open nominations for the Office of District Organizer. All Members, nominated and agreeable, shall be Candidates.

The District Organizer shall be Elected by the popular Vote of the Chapter Membership. Members shall apply one Vote for all of the Candidates they wish, in order of Preference. The Candidate with the most Votes becomes the District Organizer. In the Case of a Tie, or lack of a Majority, the second place Votes shall be added to determine the Result.

District Organizers are elected each Year and can serve no more than three non-sequential one Year Terms.

The District Organizer serves as the Coordinator of the District Chapter for which they are Elected. District Organizers shall be Compensated for their Service. District Organizers assist Regents in coordinating Meetings and Events for our Membership.

Once all States have a Founding Regent and Established Chapters of Membership of at least one hundred Members and an Elected District Organizer within each District of each State, the Founding Regents and Founding Chapters are then Honored with the task of hosting their State’s Convention, for the Purpose of Electing the Statists for their State.

The Founding Regent and Founding Chapter of each State are, finally, Honored with the task of nominating ten fellow Members to the position of Statists for their State. Each State Convention shall determine the two Elected Candidates for the positions of Statist, by a Vote of the Membership within that State.

Members shall Vote for any Candidates they like from those nominated to Represent their State. The Candidate with the most Votes shall serve as the Founding State Statist. The Candidate receiving the second highest Number of Votes shall serve as the Founding National Statist. In the Case of a Tie, or lack of a Majority, the second place Votes shall be added to determine the Results.

Upon Election, the Founding National Statists are charged with Conducting the Election of the Custodian, to occur within three months of the last State Convention, and Establishing the Day of future Elections, unless Amended in these Bylaws.

The Custodian shall be Elected by the popular Vote of the Membership. Members shall apply one Vote for all of the Candidates they wish, in order of Preference. The Candidate with the most Votes becomes the Custodian. In the Case of a Tie, or lack of a Majority, the second place Votes shall be added to determine the Result.

Within sixty days of the Custodian’s Election, the Founding Statists and Founding Regents shall Join together in a National Convention, Establishing the Date of subsequent Annual Meetings, unless Amended in these Bylaws. The Convention shall serve the purpose of Electing Directors to the Board of Directors for each Branch of Leadership.

For subsequent Elections – The National Statist of each State shall have the Honor of nominating six fellow Members as Candidates for State Statist of their State, unless the election is a result of that National Statist’s dismissal, in which case, the State Statist of that State shall nominate the Candidates.

For subsequent Elections – Regents shall be Elected by the popular Vote of the Membership. Members shall apply one Vote for all of the Candidates they wish, for their State, in order of Preference. The Candidate with the most Votes becomes the Regent. In the Case of a Tie, or lack of a Majority, the second place Votes shall be added to determine the Result.

All Elected positions are for one single Term, except for District Organizers, as specified in this Article. All Elected positions, as a Full time Service to our Members, must be Compensated at a Living wage to be determined by the Membership.

Board Members and all Elected Members holding an Office of Young Nation shall not, during the time of Service, be actively engaged with any other Office.

Before entering on the Execution of an Elected Office or Participating on a Committee, each Member shall take the following Oath or Affirmation –

“I do solemnly Swear [or Affirm] that I will faithfully execute the duties of [office to be held] and will, to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect, and advance the Missions of Young Nation on behalf of my fellow Members and Posterity.”

 

 

 Article 7 - Board of Directors

Upon taking the Oath or Affirmation of Office, The Custodian shall Accept the Statist Director, as Elected and Appointed by that Branch of Leadership, to be the next Member Elect to the new Board of Directors. The Board Elect shall then Accept the Regent Director to the Board, as Elected and Appointed by that Branch of Leadership.

The Board Elect shall next include a Volunteer Director from our Membership to the Board, as Appointed by the Founder and serving a single two Year Term. Subsequent Volunteer Directors on the Board shall be nominated by the Custodian and serve a single one Year Term.

The Board Elect shall Vote to include the Executive Director as a Member to the Board, being nominated by the Statist Director. The Board Elect shall Vote to include a Director of Missions as a Member to the Board, being nominated by the Regent Director. The Executive Director and the Director of Missions have Equal Voting Rights and serve with the Consent of the Board.

The Board Elect shall Vote to include an Advisor of Nonprofits as a Member to the Board, being nominated by the Regent Director. The Board Elect shall Vote to include an Advisor of Media as a Member to the Board, being nominated by the Statist Director. The Board Elect shall finally Vote to include an Advisor of Industry as a Member to the Board, being nominated by the Custodian. Advisor Members of the Board have Equal Voting Rights and serve a single one Year Term.

Once all Board of Director Seats have been filled, the Founder shall transfer all Authority to the Custodian, along with any Documents relating to the continued operation of the Organization, thereby relinquishing all Control, Rights, and Claims to Young Nation.

The Custodian Acts as the Chairperson for the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall Meet regularly. All Members of the Board of Directors, as a Full time Service to our Membership, must be Compensated at a Living wage, to be determined by the Membership.

The Board of Directors oversees the Budget, within parameters Established by two third’s Consensus of the Membership. A regular Statement of the Accounts, including all Receipts and Expenditures and all Dues and Donations, shall be published and made available for review by our Membership.

The Board of Directors shall keep a Journal of its proceedings and, from time to time, publish the Same. The Votes and Opinions of the Board of Directors are to be made available for review by our Membership.

At the request of an Elected Board Member, and with six Votes in favor of the Action, the Board can Conduct Enquiries into the methodologies used for the preparation of Research and Reports to verify Accuracy and ensure Transparency, while always respecting the Privacy of Members and Staff.

The Founding Regent Director shall serve one two Year Term. The Founding Custodian shall serve one three Year Term. The Founding Statist Director shall serve one four Year Term. Subsequent Elected Directors to the Board shall serve one three Year Term, rotating in order, so that each following Year one Elected Member of the Board shall be renewed.

In Accepting the nomination as a Member of the Board of Directors, the Regent Director and Statist Director become the Chairperson of their respective Branch of Leadership. An Election shall be held, within sixty days, to fill their Vacant State Seat. The Election Term for that Seat shall not be extended or altered as a result of the Vacancy.

Board Members Seated on the Board of Directors whom are Appointed by a Branch of Leadership or their Advisor, can be replaced by that Branch, should three fourths of that Body Vote in favor of the Action.

In the case of Vacancy due to Death, Resignation, Aging out, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties as the Elected Director on the Board, the Branch of Leadership which Appointed that Director shall nominate an Acting Director, until Electing a Replacement Director within sixty days of the Vacancy.

The Executive Director and the Director of Missions shall Present to the Board the Staff and Budget requirements necessary to fulfill the obligations Established in these Bylaws. The Executive Director and the Director of Missions shall manage a Staff to fulfill the obligations of their Office. All Staff must be Compensated at a Living wage, no less than the average wage of our Membership.

In the case of Vacancy due to Death, Resignation, Aging out, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the Office, a replacement Executive Director shall be nominated by the Statist Director; a replacement Director of Missions shall be nominated by the Regent Director. The Nominee shall be Accepted in that Office, with six Board Members Voting in favor of that Action.

The Board of Directors can Vote to remove any Unelected Member of that Body, except for the Founding Volunteer Director, with seven Members of the Board Voting in favor of the Action.

With the Majority of the Board Voting in favor, Substitutions and Alternates may be available to fill Vacancies should any Unelected Member of the Board become no longer capable of fulfilling the requirements of their Seat. The Term for the Seat as Director on the Board shall not be extended or altered as a result of Vacancies.

 

 

Article 8 – Meetings

Meetings shall be Conducted in a Manner consistent with the Guiding Principles Established in these Bylaws. Members of Young Nation shall Participate in Debates within each Chapter to determine the direction of its Actions and those of our Organization as a whole. During Debate – Everyone has the opportunity to Speak once before Anyone has the opportunity to Speak twice.

Chapters may subdivide Meetings for the convenience of Attendance, but all Voting from various Meetings within a District must be accessible to every Member of that Chapter, with Equal opportunity to understand the Issues of Debate and to include their Vote within a common timeframe. Attendance is optional and Members shall be able to Vote remotely, in secure methods, as provided by our Organization.

Membership Meetings shall be Conducted by a Facilitator designated by the District Organizer, who shall be given the title of Floor Boss. Volunteer Members Acting in the capacity of Floor Boss must be trained and Certified by the Regents. A Floor Boss Acts in order to manage Participants in the fair exchange of Ideas and Opinions, with the goal of Establishing Consensus regarding Petitions for Action offered by our Membership.

The Custodian can send Delegates, designated as Captains, to Chapter Meetings for the Purpose of expressing the Positions and Matters under Consideration as put forth by the Custodian, on behalf of our Membership at large.

The Statists shall Certify Volunteer Members to be called Guardians, capable of Recording the Decisions made during the Debates of the attending Membership.

A Guardian and Floor Boss must be Present to Act as Witnesses to accurately Record and Certify the Votes of a Membership Meeting, should the Membership wish to Vote Anonymously.

Guardians, Floor Bosses, and Captains can be Compensated for their contribution, as determined by Majority Consensus of the Membership.

All Members must attend Training, in regards to the various roles necessary to Conduct a Chapter Meeting. Members are not required to Act in these coordinating roles, but are encouraged to Volunteer, if they so Choose.

All sponsored Events and Civic Actions should not require more than the value of one hour of Federal minimum wage for Admission or Donation. Certain Events may be open or closed to Non-Members based on Guidelines Established by the Regents and approved by two thirds of the Board of Directors.

 

 

Article 9 - Contributions

Current Members may make Donations and Contributions of any amount and are Free to do so Publicly or Privately according to their wishes and in accordance with applicable laws.

Organizations Approved as a Sponsor or an Alliance may make Donations and Contributions of any amount and are Free to do so Publicly or Privately according to their wishes and in accordance with applicable laws.

All other Persons or Entities wishing to Donate or Contribute must agree to do so Anonymously except for proper, Private notifications for legal tax purposes.

 

 

Article 10 – Missions

Dedication. The Helping Hand.

Color – Green, as the persistent renewed Growth of springtime reassures us of eventual Harvest and Shelter.

Role – To Experience the Will of our Membership.

The Charter Mission set forth in these Bylaws is Supreme and cannot be altered. After the Charter Mission has been successfully accomplished, additional Missions of Young Nation are to be offered by the Custodian or Petitioned from our Membership.

Charter Mission:

When, in the course of human Events, an Arbitrary characteristic of Discrimination denies a People of their Right to Equal treatment under the Law – That Law must be Challenged by those who suffer unfairly at the hand of its Injustice. Now is such a Time. We have entered the Age of Ages.

Age requirements as a Limitation from Elected Office, in the Government of the United States, deprive young Adult Citizens of Equal Representation in our Government. Ageism against young Adults must be abolished from our Constitution.

Why Deny? Age restrictions Deny our fellow Citizens the Right to Vote for young Adults to Represent them in Office, reducing the Diversity of solutions available in Congress. Additionally, young Adults are denied an Equal Right to Vote, in Office, on behalf of our fellow Citizens. Finally, Denying a young Adult of the Right to seek an Elected Office deprives that young Adult of the Freedom to personally pursue open Participation in Civic Life.

All Adult Citizens deserve the Right to seek and, if duly Elected, hold and enjoy any Office of Honor, Trust, or Profit under the United States. Let the Vote of our many Citizens determine an Individual’s Qualification for Office. We stand for the Equality of Individual Adult Rights. We do this to promote the general Welfare of, and secure the Blessings of Liberty for, our fellow young Adults and all future Citizens at their beginning stage of Adulthood.

We call for Amending the Constitution for the United States of America to Remove Age Discrimination among Adults as a Limitation from Office, thereby ending Taxation without Representation for young Adults between the Ages of eighteen and thirty four Years.

Constitutional Amendment – The right of Citizens of the United States, who are eighteen Years of age or older, to seek the office of President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

 

Charitable Missions:

If an Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure, It stands to reason that a Pound of Cure is worth a Ton of Pain.

The Members of Young Nation shall form three Charitable Foundations.

 

Ounces of Prevention Foundation.

Mission: Prepare for others.

Research – To Explore the thoughtful Creation, Preservation, and Sustainability of our Resources on behalf of Posterity. To provide future Citizens with a World that is Better than the way we find it.

 

Pounds of Cure Foundation.

Mission: Share for others.

Donations – To Help those Suffering from disaster and hardship with Contributions of Resources and Relief. Work to provide clean Water to the People of the World.

 

Tons of Pain Foundation.

Mission: Care for others.

Volunteerism – To Join together with others to provide our Energy, Insights, and Compassion. Making today’s World a Better place for our fellow Citizens.

No pain. No gain.


The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
— George Washington

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