Philadelphia II is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) public benefit corporation incorporated on December 1st, 1992. It’s mission is to conduct an unbiased election on the National Citizens Initiative For Democracy. The name "Philadelphia II" is based on the historical fact that the first American constitutional convention took place in Philadelphia from May 25th to September 17th, 1787. The name does not merely refer to the city of Philadelphia. The name is meant to suggest a second national constitutional convention held by the People. The election officially began on September 17, 2002. Votes are being collected at http://VoteP2.us.
A few changes were required to adapt the generic version of NCID to the version used in the Philadelphia II election.
Besides the changes relating directly to the election, only other modification to NCID is to change the selection of the first director. In the generic version, the first director is selected by the board of directors of The Democracy Foundation. In the Philadelphia II version, the first director is selected by the board of directors of Philadelphia-II. The reason for this change is that we anticipate that most of the funding for the Philadelphia-II election will come from The Democracy Foundation. Once NCID is enacted, the money advanced by The Democracy Foundation will be repaid. The Democracy Foundation anticipates using this seed money to sponsor of many initiatives, either through a representative or through grants. If the first director was appointed by The Democracy Foundation then there could be the appearance of a conflict of interest.
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