About the Roosevelt-Bentman Trust for American Voters

The Roosevelt-Bentman Trust for American Voters is a charitable trust established to protect the First Amendment rights guaranteed to all American voters to participate in the party of their choice through their elected party officeholders, affirmed by the New York’s Supreme Court in Application of Roosevelt, (1958), and Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court in Bentman v. Seventh Democratic Ward  Exec. Committee, (1966), against debasement or dilution of votes cast and usurpation of elected officeholders, as prohibited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Reynolds v. Sims (1964).  A duly elected member of a district, ward, county, or state party committee (”precinct committee person”) is a Qualified Beneficiary of the Trust.  All other elected and appointed public and party officials, and organizations established under Sections 501(c)(4),(5),(6) or 527 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 are Current Beneficiaries of the Trust. The general public are the beneficiaries of the Trust. As a charitable trust, the Trustee is at all time subject to the supervision of the Pennsylvania Attorney General and the Court of Common Pleas, Orphans’ Court Division, First Judicial District.

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