Organizations that may propose an Initiative shall comply with the following requirements:
- Legally incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under the laws of a State for at least two years.
- Financially solvent and not delinquent on taxes or payroll.
- 90-percent or more of the Board of Directors shall be U.S. Citizens.
- 90-percent owned and 90-percent controlled by U.S. Citizens.
- The proposed Initiative shall be approved by the Board of Directors, any non-U.S. citizen members abstaining.
- The organization shall have at least the equivalent number of full-time U.S. citizen members, officers, employees, and, in the case of a nonprofit corporation, volunteers forming the minimum size of a citizen group that can propose Initiatives. These persons shall become a Citizen Group and conform to its requirements and shall sign the proposed Initiative.
- The persons involved in any activities associated with the Initiative shall all be U.S. Citizens.
- The organization shall report all funds expended and services donated on the proposed Initiative, and the sources of those funds and services. This report shall be included as part of the proposed Initiative.
The U.S. Presidency, the U.S. Congress, State Governorships, and State Legislatures shall qualify as organizations that may propose Initiatives provided that they comply with applicable requirements.
All U.S. Judiciary organizations that may hear litigation or write opinions regarding U.S. Initiatives shall be disqualified automatically from proposing U.S. Initiatives.
No organization shall submit a proposed Initiative via a proxy Citizen Group. This would be abuse of the Initiative process.