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COMMUNIST PARTY OF AMERICA
(Section of the Communist International)
Formed at the Joint Unity Convention of the U. C. P. and the C. P.
TO ALL MEMBERS
of the C. P. and the U. C. P. now united in the COMMUNIST
PARTY OF AMERICA, SECTION OF THE COMMUNIST
The Joint Unity Convention
which has just completed its labors
marks the beginning of a new
epoch in the life of the Communist
movement of this country. The
period of factional strife, which has
torn the movement asunder during
the past two years is now at an end.
A new era has now begun, — the era
of UNITY of all Communist ele-
ments in ONE Party for the achieve-
ment of the proletarian revolution.
In this issue of the Official
Bulletin the complete constitution
adopted at the joint unity conven-
tion of the United Communist Party
and the Communist Party of Amer-
ica is published. Every member is
urged to study and apply the provi-
sions contained in it. This constitu-
tion represents the effort of the
Convention to lay the basis of real
and lasting unity between the divid-
ed factions of the communist move-
ment in this country. Its provisions
are designed to cement together
into one unified party, the comrades
and groups so long separated from
each other. Of the many conven-
tions held by both the U. C. P. and
the C. P. this unity convention will
prove to be the most momentous
and the most far-reaching in its ef-
fect upon the communist movement
in the U. S. Every member of both
the former parties is expected to
carry into life the letter and the
spirit of this document. Upon the
rapidity and thoroughness with
which this is accomplished depends
the realization of the actual liquida-
tion of the organizational forms of
both the former parties and the
welding of the ruptured parts into
one organic whole.
The old, long drawn out, inter-
party struggle is ended. Much bit-
terness was engendered during this
two-year factional fight, and while
it cannot be expected that this
acrimony will disappear overnight,
it now becomes the supreme duty of
every comrade whatever his or her
place in the party, to get together
and bend every effort to the im-
mediate task which now confronts
us of bringing every unit of both
the former factions into the frame-
work of the new, united party— •
The Communist Party of America.
How this unity was consum-
matedT the story of the- convention
at which thirty C. P. delegates met
with thirty U. C. P. delegates, and
there drew up and pledged themsel-
ves to carry out the unification of
both factions upon the basis of the
Constitution and Program adopted
there, will be told in the next issue
of the Communist — the official
organ — which will soon be issued.
After wrestling for two weeks
with the problems that contorted
them, the sixty delegates, thirty
trusted Comrades from each party.
The Unity Assessment
The Joint Unity Convention has
levied an assessment of 50 cents
upon every member of the Com-
munist Party of America, former C.
P. and U, C. P.)
This Convention, lasting nearly
two weeks, cost thousands of dollars
more than the returns from the con-
vention assessment, and leaves the
party without the necessary funds to
properly carry on the work imposed
upon the new C. E. C. by the Con-
TheX. E. C. appeals to the mem-
bers to purchase as many 50 cent
stamps as they possibly can.
EVERY MEMBER MUST BUY
AT LEAST OKE.
Let every group captain see that
his group pays for its full quota.
Members who are out of work are
exempt, but those who are working
should make up for those comrades
who cannot pay the unity assess-
ment by buying several stamps.
The C. E. C. must immediately
issue a Manifesto; send out organ-
izers; issue leaflets; push the work
within the unions ; issue the legal and
illegal papers ; etc. The Federations
must hold their language con-
ferences: District Conventions must
be held as soon as possible.
ALL THIS REQUIRES MONEY
PAY YOUR ASSESSMENT
NOW and thus provide the means
for carrying out those activities
which will cement all communist
units into ONE Communist Party.
Let every member of the former
C. P. and U. C. P. respond AT
The need is urgent.
BUY AS MANY UNITY AS-
SESSMENT STAMPS AS YOU
came to a unanimous agreement on
every essential point.
No compro'mise was needed on
either side to reach an agreement
on principles. The discussion soon
showed that on Program there was
practical unanimity of opinion, and
the Party Program, which will
soon be published in all Official
Organs, was adopted without dif-
With the constitiution it was dif-
ferent. This offered the real prob-
lem. Here "deadlocks" occurred
on many points, until both sides
were convinced that without con-
cessions from both it would be im-
possible to achieve that unity of
Communist working forces which
was so greatly desired by all.
A negotiations committee, con-
sisting of five from each side, work-
ed out a compromise, a happy me-
dium embodying the best points of-
fered by each Party in constitution-
al provisions, After all night caucus
sessions these were adopted first
by the C. P. and U. C. P. delegations
separately, and then unanimously
by the Joint Unity Convention.
The principal points at issue and
the decisions regarding them are as
1. Appointment or election of
organizers. The C. P. proposed to
appoint all District, subdistrict, and
section organizers, while the U. C.
P. stood for the election of the sub-
district and section organizers ap-
pointing only the District organ-
izers. The agreement provides for
the appoinment of subdistrict or-
ganizers and election of section or-
2. Composition ot District and-
subdistrict committees. The C. P.
proposed that these should consist
of appointed officials only. The U.
C. P. proposed that they should be
elected by membership concention.
The compromise is that each com-
mittee should have five members
elected by the convention in addi-
tion to the appointed District and
3. Filling of vacancies on the C.^
E. C. The C. P. proposed that this'
should be done by co-optation. The
U.'C. P. that alternates should be
elected by the convention. It was
decided to have the convention
elect six alternates, three from
each side, and to permit the C. E.
E. to co-optate when this list is
4. Size of C. E. C. The C. P. asked
for nine members, so that there
should be a majority. The U. C. P.
for ten, so that neither side could
crush the other. The C. P. proposal
was agreed to, but due to deadlock
in election it was impossible to car-
ry this out, and a Committee of ten,
five from each side, was finally
5. Language Federations. The
C. P. wanted federations which
were integral parts of the national
organization, with power to collect
dues and assess and discipline their
members. The U. C. P. wanted
the proposition of the American
Agency. The form of language or-
ganization finally agreed upon
a. All groups to consist of mem-
bers speaking the same language
and to be affiliated with language
branches and federations.
b. Federations to meet in annual
national conferences to elect Na-
tional Language Bureaus. .
c. These Bureaus to elect editors,
appoint organizers, supervise all
d. All acts of federations, confer-
ences and Bureaus to be under
strict control and subject to appro-
val by C. E. C.
e. Federations and Bureaus to
have NO authority to discipline
membership, b x ut may recommend
discipline to regular Party units.
f. All dues and assesments to go
through regular Party channels in-
stead of federation channels, C. E.
C. to remit 1/3 of dues to respective
g. District language conferences
to elect members on District lan-
guage Bureaus: The National Bu-
reaus deal with Branches through
the District Bureaus and through
direct connections between the
Language Bureaus and their
It is hoped that this form of lan-
guage organization offers a method
of supplying the language needs
without those features of /the feder-
ation from or organization against
which the membership of the U. C.
P. had protested most.
The membership of the old C. P.
Federations will please note that
the new method of paying dues
takes effect July 1st. During June
C. P. language branch dues should
still be paid through the old federa-
tion channels. After July first
ALL dues and assessments must be,
paid by the branch organizers to
the Section organizers in their lo-
calities in order for the branch to
be in good standing.
Th old U. C. P. membership will
note that dues are reduce to sixty
cents per month, the change taking
effect July first. For June every U.
C. P. member must still pay the
dues at the old rate of 75 cts.
EVERY ONE MUST PAY DUES
FOR JUNE. Group captains must
collect in full and remit at once, so
as to merge 100 percent of the
membership into the newly united
6. Official Organs. Hereafter the
Officials organs will be published
monthly. There will be no more free
distribution to the membership.
All must pay for their copies.
There will be issued a Party Bul-
letin twice a month, every mem-
ber to receive a copy without charge.
The unity convention adopted a
plan for liquidation and amalga-
mation of the two party organiza-
tions, which is published in full in
another column. Special attention
must be paid to the following
a. Until new connections are es-
tablished securely, all (Committees
and organizers must remain on the
job. Every organizer must turn over
all his connections to his successor
and work with him until he is firmly
established. Every new oragnizer
must make sure that he has all con-
nections of his predecessor before
letting him go.
b. The membership should not
wait for the official amalgamation
locally, but should begin to co-
operate in their activities at once.
c. Every member and every unit
must make sure that connections
are properly established in the reor-
ganization process, so as not to be
overlooked and left out.
d. Every unit must at once make
statement and remit for all litera-
ture sold or saleable literature on
hand and report to the higher unit.
Also an inventory of all equipment,
typewriters, desks etc that may be-
long to the Party.
Your Central Executive Commit-
tee calls upon members and all
party units of both former factions,
to carry out its decisions promptly
and without reservation, with the
assurance that all that was best in
both former factions will be con-
served; that the one will supple-
ment and add to the other; that
neither side will or can crush or
suppress the other; that the liquida-
tion of the affairs of both the for-
mer parties will proceed in the spirit
of communist unity, until, at last,
all the old factional lines will dis-
appear, and the comrades will be
united into one compact, disciplin-
ed Communist Party.
From this time on let every mem-
ber, whether he belonged to the for-
mer U C. P. or to the former C. P.
A., remember that'there is now only
ONE Communist Party in the U.
S., and that it becomes his or her
immediate duty to perfect the unity
which was achieved at the Joint
Unity Convention. Let every mem-
bers now devote every ounce of
energy and enthusiasm to bring to
a Successful issue the tremendous
task that confronts our Party —
the triumph of the Proletarian Re-
volution in America.
Central Executive Committee
Communist Party of America
Constitution of the Communist Party of America
(Adopted at the Joint Unity Convention of
the United Communist Party and the
Communist Party of America.)
ARTICLE I. NAME. PURPOSE, and
Section 1. The name of this organization
shall be the Communist Party of America,
Section of the Communist International."
Section 2. The Communist Party of
America is the vanguard of the working
class, namely, its most advanced, class con-
scious and therefore its most revolutionary
part. Its purpose is to educate, direct and
lead the working class of America for the
conquest of political power; to destroy the
bourgeois state machinery; to establish the
Dictatorship of the Proletariat in the form
of Soviet power; to abolish the capitalist
system and to introduce the Communist
Section 3. The emblem of the Party
shall be the crossed hammer and- sickle bet-
ween sheaves of wheat and within a double
circle. Below the hammer and sickle the
words "All power to the workers." In the
circular margin the words "Communist
Party of America — Section of the Com-
ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Every person who accepts the
principles and the tactics of the Commun-
ist Party and of the Communist Interna-
tional, and agrees to submit to the Party
discipline and engage actively in its work,
shall be eligible for membership, provided
he is not a member or supporter of any
other political organization.
Section 2. No person whose livelihood is
gained by exploiting labor shall be eligible
to membership in the Communist Party of
Section 3. Applicants shall be vouched
for by two persons who have been members
of the Party for at least six consecutive
months, except in newly organized groups
in new territory. Every applicant shall be
assigned to a recruiting grcfap on probation
for three months, with voice but no vote.
The applicant shall be accepted only upon
examination and recommendation by the re-
cruiting group captain, and by unanimous
approval of the Branch Executive Com-
Section 4. A special captain shall be
placed in charge of each recruiting group
by the Branch Executive Committee.
Section 5. An applicant shall pay one
dollar initation .fee, and all dues and as-
sessments beginning with the month in
which he is accepted in the recruting group.
Section 6. A member may transfer from
one Party unit to another only upon certi-
fication of the Party unit to which he be-
longs. The unit granting the transfer must
ascertain that the member asking for it
has discharged all his Party obligations,
and shall notify the unit to which the
member transfers through the regular
Party channels. He shall go to the group
to which he assigned by the Branch Execu-
ARTICLE III. FORM AND UNITS OF
Section 1. The Communist Party of
America is an underground, illegal organ-
ization. It is highly centralized, with the
Convention as its supreme body, and the
Central Executive Committee acting as
such between Conventions.
Section 2. The basic unit of the Party
shall be a group of approximately ten
members, and wherever possible not less
Section 3 Groups of the same language
within a city or locality shall form a
Branch. Branches shall consist of not more
than ten groups each.
Section 4. Branches within a locality
shall form a Section. /■ Sections shall consist
as nearly as possible of ten Branches, and
shall be formed wherever there are two or
more Branches within a locality.
Section 5. Sub-districts shall consist of
not more than ten Sections and of isolated
Branches within a territory prescribed by
the District Executive Committee.
Section 6. All Sub-districts within a
prescribed territory shall form a District.
The limits of Districts are determined by
the Central Executive Committee. Districts
and Sub-districts shall be organized within
industrial sections regardless of political
ARTICLE IV. CONVENTIONS
Section 1. The Convention is the sup-
reme body of the Party, and shall be called
by the Central Executive Committee at
least once a year.
Section 2. Emergency Conventions, with
all the powers of regular Conventions, shall
be called by the Central Executive Com-
mittee upon its own initiative or upon the
demand of District Conventions represent-
ing a majority of the membership.
Section 3. (a) Elections to the Con-
vention shall begin in the groups. Each
group shall elect one elector to the Section
Convention, and the Section Convention
shall elect delegates to the District Con-
vention. Branches that are directly connect-
ed with the Sub-district shall send their
delegates to the nearest Section. The rep-
resentation in the Section and the District
electors' meeting and in the Convention of
the Party shall be fixed by the Convention
call, issued by the Central Executive Com-
(b) If there are more than fifteen
groups in a Section, the Sub-district Com-
mittee shall subdivide the Section for the
elections so that no more than fifteen at-
tend a Section electors' meeting. Wherever
necessary, units shall be combined to comp-
ly with the accepted basis of representa-
Section U. The number of delegates shall
be determined by the Central Executive
Committee according to the circumstances.
Delegates shall be apportioned to the Dist-
ricts in proportion to the membership.
Section 5. Section, Sub-district and
District Organizers of the Party shall at-
tend the electors' meetings of their respec-
tive and subordinate units, and shall have
voice but no vote, unless elcted as delegates
Section 6. Section, Sub-district and
District electors' meetings may elect as
their delegates members of the Party from
any unit outside their territorial divisions.
Section 7. At the same time that the call
for the Convention is issued, the Central
Executive Committee shall submit to every
group for discussion the Agenda and other
propositions that are to come before the
Convention. At least sixty days before the
Convention, the Party Press shall be open-
ed for discussion of important Party mat-
Section 8. Delegates to the National
Convention shall be paid railroad expenses
and the same wages as Party officials.
ARTICLE V. CENTRAL EXECUTIVE
Section 1. Between Conventions the
Central Executive Committee shall be the
supreme body of the Party and shall direct
all the Party's activities.
Section 2. The Central Executive Com-
mittee shall consist of ten members elected
by the Convention. The Convention shall
also elect six alternates. When the list of
alternates shall have been exhausted the
Central Executive Committee shall have the
right -of co-optation.
Section 3. All Central Executive Com-
mittee members shall devote all their time
to the work of the Party and shall live in
the city in which the National Headquart-
ers are located, or in adjacent cities.
Section U. Candidates for the Central
Executive Committee must have been memb-
ers of a Party affiliated with the Com-
munist International at least eighteen
Section 5. The identity of the Central
Executive Committee members shall not be
made known either by themselves or by
those present at the Convention.
Section 6. The Central Executive Com-
mittee shall elect delegates to the Inter-
national Congresses and the Communist
Party of America members of the Executive
Committee of the Communist International.
Section 7. The Central Executive Com-
mittee shall call in the District Organizers
for a conference at least every six months.
Section 8. The Central Executive Com-
mittee shall make a monthly report of the
Party activities and Party finances item-
ized by Districts.
Section 9. A complete audit and ac-
accounting of all Party funds shall be made
every six months. The auditing committee
shall consist of three members elected by
the Convention. The Convention shall also
elect three alternates. No member of the
Central Executive Committee and no paid
Party employee shall be a member of the
auditing committee. The report of the
auditing committee shall be made to the
membership, within one month after the
completion of its work.
ARTICLE VI. DISTRICTS AND SUB-
Section 1. The Central Executive Com-
mittee shall appoint District Organizers for
Section 2. Every District Organizer
shall make complete reports to the District
Executive Committee as to the general
Party work in his District. He shall sub-
mit and carry out the instructions and de-
cisions of the Central Executive Committee.
He shall make remittances, financial state-
ments and reports to- the Central Executive
Committee at least once a week. He shall
submit financial statements to the member-
ship in his District at least once a month.
Section 3. District Conventions shall be
held at least every six months. Every
Section shall . send delegates to the District
Convention in proportion to the member-
ship. The District Convention shall elect
five members to the District Executive
Committee. These five members, together
with the District Organizer and the Sub-
district Organizers shall constitute the
District Executive Commitee. The District
Executive Committee shall supervise the
activities of the District Organizer and shall
regularly submit the minutes of its meet-
ings to the Central Executive Committee.
All actions of the District Executive Com-
mittee and the District Covention are sub-
ject to approval by the Central Executive
Section 4. District Organizers shall ap-
point Sub-district Organizers subject to the
approval of the Central Executive Com-
Section 5. Sub-district Organizers shall
make remmittances, financial statements
and reports to the District Organizers once
Section 6. The Sub-district Organizer
shall call meetings of the Sub-district Ex-
ecutive Committee at least every two weeks.
He shall make a complete report to the
Sub-district Executive Committee, and
transmit and carry out the decisions and
the instructions of the Central Executive
Committee, the District Organizer and the
District Executive Committee.
Section 7. The Sub-district Executive
Committee shall consist of the Sub-district
Organizer, the Section Organizers and the
Organizers of isolated Branches having
direct- connections with the Sub-district.
Section 8. The Section Executive Com-
mittee shall consist of Branch Organizers
and shall elect Section Organizers.
Section 9. Branch Organizers shall be
elected by the group captains. They shall
work under the direction of the Section
Organizers and shall meet at least once a
Section 10. The Branch Executive Com-
mittee shall consist of the Branch Organ-
izer and the group captains of the Branch.
The Branch Executive Committee shall
meet at least once a week.
Section 11. District Organizers, Sub-
district Organizers, Section and \J3ranch
Organizers shall have been members of the
Party not less than one year. Group cap-
tains, six months.
Section 12. Executive Committees of the
various Party units have authority to act
within their jurisdiction, subject to the de-
cisions of the higher Party units.
Section 13. Each group shall meet at
least once every week under the direction
of the group captain, who shall make a
complete report to his group on all Party
work, on the activities of his Branch and
of all other Party units.
ARTICLE VII. LANGUAGE FEDE-
Section 1. Language groups shall con-
sist of members speaking the same langua-
ge. Language groups in the same locality
shall be formed into Language Branches;
all Branches of the same language shall
be united into Language Federations, pro-
vided they have at least 250 members.
Section 2. All language groups and
branches shall be integral parts of the
Party structure in their localities, and shall
perform and carry out all Party functions
Section 3. (a) Shortly after Party
Conventions, National Language Conferen-
ces shall be held. The expenses of these
conferences shall be paid out of the regular
(b) These National Conferences shall
formulate plans for education and propa-
ganda in their respective languages, both
legal and illegal, and shall elect National
Language Bureaus consisting of not less
than five and not more than seven mem-
bers each, subject to the approval of the
Central Executive Committee. All actions
of these conferences shall be in strict con-
formity with the decisions of the Party
Convention and the Central Executive Com-
Section b. National Language Bureaus
shall elect editors for their legal and illegal
publications, and shall supervise all legal
and illegal activities of their respective
Federations, subject to the lapproval of
the Central Executive Committee.
Section 5. The minutes of the National
Language Bureaus shall be regularly sub-
mitted to the Central Executive Commit-
tee and all their actions shall be subject to
the direction, control and approval of the
Central Executive Committee.
Section 6. (a) For illegal work, the
National Language Bureaus shall connect
with their respective Branches through
;heir Language Federation Channels.
or if necessary, through regular Party
channels of communication.
(b) They shall have the right to appoint
Organizers, including District and Sub-
district Language Organizers, subject to
approval of the Central Executive Com-
(c) All Language Organizers shall
work under the supervision of the Party
District Organizers in the various districts.
Section 7. National Language Bureaus
shall translate and transmit all statements,
circulars and communications addressed to
the membership by the Central Executive
Committee, within one week after their re-
ceipt. They Shall issue at least once a
month an underground official organ in
their respective languages, subject to the
approval of the Central Executive Com-
Section 8.- (a) Language Groups and
Branches shall pay all their dues and as-
sesments through the regular Party chan-
nels to the Central Executive Committee.
(b) By the 10th of each month the
Central Executive Committee shall remit
20 cents of the dues received from each
member of the Language Branches to the
respective National Language Bureaus.
(c) Additional expenses of Language
Bureaus, authorized by the Central Ex-
ecutive Committee shall be paid from the
regular Party treasury.
(d) The National Language Bureau
shall aeconut to the Central Executive
Committee regularly for all funds entrust-
ed to them and shall make regular finan-
cial reports to the Central Executive Com-
mittee regarding all the legal institutions
in their respective languages, subject to
the audit of the Central Executive Com-
Section 9. (a) Special assessment for
language work may be recommended by
the Language Bureaus and may be levied
by the Central Executive Committee upon
the entire Party membership.
(b) Special assessments may also be
levied by the National Language Bureaus
on the membership of their Federations,
with the approval of the Central Executive
Section 10. Language Bureaus and Fede-
rations shall have no power to suspend, ex-
pel or reorganize affiliations. All discip-
linary powers are vested exclusively in the
regular Party organization machinery.
(b) Language Bureaus and Federations
may recommend such suspension, expulsion
or reorganization to the party units having
Section 11. District Language Confer-
ences shall be called by the District Execu-
tive Committee to discuss educational and
propaganda needs of their languages in the
district and to elect five members to the
District Language Bureau. These, together
with the Federation District Organizer and
the Federation Sub-district Organizer shall
constitute the District Language Bureau.
The District Language Bureau shalUcarry
on the work in their respective languages
under the direction of the District Execut-
ARTICLE VIII. DISCIPLINE
Section 1. All members and Party units
shall maintain and enforce strict Party
discipline. All decisions of the governing
bodies of the Party shall be binding upon
the membership and subordinate units.
Section 2. The following offenses are
breaches of Party discipline:
1) Violation of the fundamental prin-
ciples of the program and the Constitution
of the Party.
2) Refusal to accept and carry out the
decisions of the Party.
3) Willfully to block and disrupt Party
work and the co-operation of the various
4) Knowingly and unnecessarily to en-
danger the underground work of the Party.
5) In any way to betray the Party trust.
Section 3. Formal charges must be pre-
cented against any member or unit accused
of breach of discipline, and these must be
investigated by the next higher unit before
discipline is enforced.
Section 4. Members deliberately accus-
ing any member or unit of the Party, after
accusation has been found groundless by
the investigating committee, are subject to
Section 5. Members may be suspended
or expelled by the Braach Executive Com-
mittee subject to approval of the Section
Section 6. Groups may be suspended, ex-
pelled or reorganied by the Section Execu-
tive Committee subject to the approval of
the Sub-district Executive Committee.
Section 7. Branches may be suspended,
expelled or reorganized by the Sub-district
Executive Committee subject to the ap-
proval of the District Executive Committee.
Section 8. AfSection or Sub-district may
be suspended, expelled or reorganized by
the District Executive Committee subject
to the approval of the Central Executive
Section 9. Districts may be suspended,
expelled or reorganized by the Central Ex-
ecutive Committee subject to the approval
of the Convention.
Section 10. Members or groups suspends
ed or expelled may appeal to the District
Executive Committee before final action
Section 11. Any higher unit in the Party
may present charges against any subordi-
nate unit or member within its jurisdiction.
Section 12. Every member of the Com-
munist Party elected, or appointed to an,
official position in a labor union or any
other organization shall be under strict
Party control and the immediate instruc-
tions of the Party nucleus of his labor union
or other organization.
Section 13. No delegates to the Nation-
al Convention shall be bound by decisions
of the units by which they are elected.
Delegates are obliged to present instruc-
tions as recommendations to the Convention.
Section H. The Central Executive Com-
mittee shall maintain discipline over its
members. It may suspend or expel one of
its members by a vote of eight to one, ac-
cused member not voting.
Section 15. Any suspended or expelled
member of the Central Executive Com-
mittee shall have the right to appeal in
writing to the next National Party Con-
ARTICLE IX. FINANCE
Section 1. Applicants for membership
shall pay an initiation fee of One Dollar,
which shall be forwarded to the National
Section 2. Monthly dues shall be sixty
cents and shall be receipted for by dues
stamps issued by the Central Executive
Committee and paid into the National
Party treasury through the regular Party
Section 3. Special assessments may be
levied by the Convention and the Central
Executive Committee. No member shall be
considered in good standing unless he pays
Section 4. Members unable to pay dues
and assessments on account of sickness, un-
employment, inprisonment, strikes or for
similar reasons, shall be granted exemption
upon application to the Branch Executive
Committee. Group Organizers shall in-
clude such requests in their' reports, and
Branch Organizers shall report all exempt
tions granted every time they make their
remittances for dues.
Section 5. Dues shall be paid monthly.
No advance payments shall be made, and
members who have not paid dues by the
first of the month for the previous month,
shall be considered in bad standing. A
member who is two months in arrears
shall be dropped from membership, unless
within one month after notification by the
Group Organizer, he places himself in good
ARTICLE X. PARTY PRESS
Section 1. The Central Executive Com^
mittee shall publish the official under-
ground organ of the Party, which shall be
issued at least once a month.
Section 2. The Central Executive Com-
mittee shall issue a bi-weekly Party bulletin
which shall be distributed to the member-
ship free of charge.
Section 3. Literature issued by the
Party shall be under the supervision of
the editorial committee and under the con-
trol of^ the Central Executive Committee.
Section U. No subdivision of the Party
may publish papers or books without the
permission of the Central Executive Com*
mittee. Over their own signature, Sec-
tions may issue leaflets, dealing with mat-
ters in their locality, subject to the ap^
proval of the Central Executive Commit-
tee or such District Committees as may be
so empowered by the Central Executive
Section 5. All legal and illegal Party
press and publishing machinery, including
Federation press and establishments shall
be unconditionally and fully subject to the
Party through its Central/ Executive Com-
mittee or «uch other Party units as may
be expressly authorized by the Central Ex-
Section 6. No member of the Party shall
contribute articles pr editorials of a politic-
al or economic nature to the bourgeois press
except by permission of the Central Ex-
ARTICLE XI. PARTY NUCLEI.
Section 1. The Central Executive Com-
mittee shall provide for the organization
of Communist Party nuclei, composed of
Communist Party members only, in the
shops, in the unions, and in other workers'
organiations ; winthin the army and navy,
and ex-soldiers' organizations.
Report of Liquidation Committee
The Liquidation Committee recommends
to the Convention to instruct the Central
Executive Committee to bring about unity
of all Party organizations and activities in
the shortest possible time, and on the fol-
1. At the first meeting the Central Ex-
ecutive Committee shall decide upon the
number and limits of Party Districts, tak-
ing into consideration the existing Dis-
tricts of both Parties.
2. In cases where the redivision differs
from the existing limits, provision shall be
made for turning over connections involved
from the existing District to the new ones,
and the units involved shall participate in
the formation of Section, Sub-district and
District organs in their new Districts.
3. Until the new District* Executive
Committees are organized according to the
new constitution of the Party, temporary
District Executive Committees shall be
formed, consisting of the new District Or-
ganizer and the old District and Sub-dis-
trict organizers of both parties. The Sub-
district Executive Committees and local
or Section Executive Committees shall con-
tinue as heretofore, until the respective
bodies are organized according to the new
(a) The temporary District Executive
^Committees shall determine the divisions
of their Bistricts into Sub-districts, and the
division of the Sub-districts into Sections.
(b) All activities of all the units of
both Parties shall be co-ordinated at once.
4. Former United Communist Party
and Communist Party Branches of the
same language, existing in the same Branch
territory, shall be combined (and again sub-
divided, if necessary) so as to form strong
Branches without overlapping each other.
This reorganization shall be carried out by
the Section Executive Committees (or Sub-
district Executive Committees in case of
isolated Branches directly connected with
the Sub-district), formed by the old Branch-
es according to the new constitution of the
5. Full strength Groups within a small
territory may continue as heretofore.
Small Groups and Groups with scattered
membership shall be combined and reor-
ganized without regard to former affilia-
ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
6. All assets and liabilities of the Com-
munist Party and the United Communist
Party shall be taken over by the united
7. The Executive Secretaries of the
Communist Party and the United Commun-
ist Party shall turn over all cash and Party
property under their control to the new Ex-
ecutive Secretary through the auditing
Committees elected by this Convention; in
the same way they shall submit full item-
ized statements of all their liabilities and
obligations. This refers to all assets and
liabilities of the Central Executive Com-
mittees of both parties.
8. The District Organizers of the Com-
munist Party and United Communist Party
shall immediately prepare full itemized
statements of their assets and liabilities
(cash balances, office furniture and equip-
ment, other properties, loans and' accounts
receivable, loan accounts payable, etc.),
signed and prbperly audited copies of which
they shall send to the Central Executive
Committee of the Party and give to the
new District Organizers. They shall pay
their liabilities as far as possible, and turn
over the cash and property according to
instructions from the Central Executive
PRESS AND LITERATURE.
9. All Party press and publications of
the Communist Party and United Commun-
ist Party shall immediately come under the
control and direction of the new Central
Executive Committee. The decisions of
this Convention taken on the report of the
Press Committee shall be carried out as
quickly as possible.
10. All printing and shipping facilities,
machinery and equipment of both Parties
shall be turned over to the new Central
Executive Committee at once; a complete
statement of the same to be prepared by
the Executive Secretaries of both Parties.
11. Any Party paper or publication
(legal) having its own management and
accounts shall immediately submit to the
Central Executive Committee full itemized
statement of its assets and liabilities.
12. Party Defense Committees maintain-
ing separate treasuries and accounts shall
immediately submit to the Central Execu-
tive Committee full itemized statements of
their assets and liabilities. This applies
to all other Party Committees or organiza-
13. Full statement of literature stock
on hand and of amounts owing for papers
and literature from the Branches and other
Party units shall be submitted as soon as
14. The Executive Secretaries of both
.Parties shall submit to the Central Execu-
tive Committee a complete list of books
and pamphlets printed, ordered, and in
preparation, as well as stock on hand, giv-
ing number of copies, titles, printers, cost,
estimates, advance payments and amounts
owing for lietrature.
15. To avoid duplication, waste, and
competition, steps shall be taken for the
immediate amalgamation and co-ordination
of all legal Party organizations and activi-
ties, such as defense, education, entertain-
16. The nuclei of both Parties in unions,
shops and workers' societies shall be
brought together and united with the least
Detailed instructions regarding the
process of liquidating the affairs of the
two Parties and amalgamating them
into one organic whole will be trans-
mitted through District organizers. Do
not take the specific steps for official-
.ly uniting locally until these instruc-
tions reach you through the regular
Party channels. This must be done
very carefully and according to one
uniform plan, or great confusion may
result. The plan of the C. E. C. pro-
vides that this process of amalgama-
tion shall be completed by July 1st.
You should however, not wait until
this official amalgamation takes place
before uniting th e local forces of the
two parties. Get together at once for
practical work. 'Support wholehearted-
ly whatever educational and propa-
ganda 'work may have been initiated
by either Party. Co-operate in the
union-, nuclei in Defense activities,
in mass meetings for the unemployed,
in the sale and distribution of literature
that either Party may have on hand.