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Unity12 Task Force Begins Registrations; Unity08 Was a Corporate Zombie

Unity08, the organization that sought to have its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States placed on the November 2008 ballot, filed organization papers as a corporation in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Records show that the corporate registration in each of these jurisdictions was revoked: Washington, DC does not display detail regarding date or reason of revocation, but the corporate certifications of Unity08 in Virginia and Maryland were revoked in November of 2007 for lack of fee payment:

Unity08 corporate record for Washington, DC

Unity08 corporate record for Maryland

Unity08 corporate record of revocation for Virginia

Record of Corporate Status Revocation for Unity08 in Virginia

Interestingly enough, the Unity08 corporation maintained activity well past the revocation of its status in November of 2007, making it a bit of a corporate zombie.

The replacement Section 527 corporation called the Unity12 Task Force has differed in its registration practice so far from the that of Unity08. While Unity08 registered in Maryland and Virginia, two states that publish corporate delinquency data, the Unity12 Task Force corporation has only registered in Washington DC, where corporate registration details are not available either for free or online.

Another change in the practices of the Unity 12 Task Force: while Unity08 made the mistake of registering its domain names to Republican operatives, the unity12.com and unity12taskforce.com domain names have been registered using proxies making it impossible to identify the people behind the effort.

These steps will result in fewer questions for the Unity12 Task Force leadership as they proceed in selecting a President and Vice President for the United States of America.

6 comments to Unity12 Task Force Begins Registrations; Unity08 Was a Corporate Zombie

  • I’m very, very skeptical of Unity12, and this just makes me feel that way even more. Their only significant accomplishment when they were Unity08 was getting rid of a certain type of spending limit for new political parties. I guess that’s what they mean by “new politics” or whatever their slogan is.

  • Horatio

    Isn’t that the goal of Unity12? Avoiding sunlight like the political undead, to operate behind the scenes as power brokers, without the pesky little American people getting in the way with their nosy questions?

    Unity08 wasn’t about unity. Neither is Unity12. It’s a pathetic scam.

    • Jim

      Well, to be fair, Horatio, we don’t know precisely what the goal of the Unity12 Task Force is. We don’t know whether it’s a scam yet or not, because it hasn’t seen a public rollout. If Unity08 is any indication, however, we should not be sanguine, and that’s why I think it’s important to document as much as possible and make the Unity12 Task Force transparent… I mean, heck, the experience of Unity08 taught us that American journalists aren’t going to do it.

  • Tom

    The rich trying to maintain the status quo.

  • Okay, so this unity 12 taskforce just came up to me in Downtown Cleveland with a camera and asked me a bunch of questions. They asked me how I felt about the parties, about what’s going on in Washington, why the parties can’t get along, what media sources do I like, or use, which ones I don’t like, and one word to describe Washington.. I said DESTRUCTIVE…
    I tried to find them on the net.. and this is all I can find.. is this article I’m commenting on..

    • Jim

      Interesting, Jennifer. This suggests that the Unity12 Task Force has not only registered, but is in operation with a budget. Let’s look forward to the release of the first Unity12 finance report.

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