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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, pursuant to the previous resolution of the Operating Committee.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:16 p.m. EST.

The Chairman led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Secretary gave the invocation.

The Secretary called the roll of Operating Committee members:


  • Dan Charles of Colorado, Chairman
  • John Pittman Hey of Mississippi, Secretary
  • Maureen McHugh of Illinois, Treasurer
  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Finance Committee Chairman
  • James D. Jones of Tennessee, Party Building Chairman
  • James Edwards of Tennessee, Candidates Committee Chairman
  • Ed Moses of Iowa, Rules Committee Chairman


  • Gene Lovell of Georgia, Vice-chairman
  • Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman

Mr. Jones moved the adoption of the Agenda. His motion was seconded by Mrs. McHugh. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.

The Chairman gave a report on his recent trip. He worked with James Edwards in Tennessee, and attended the Traficant campaign party in Youngstown on election evening. He spoke at the FAIR banquet Saturday evening, and has made numerous contacts in the D.C. area since that time. He is scheduled to speak at the Freedom Drive Rally on the 14th.

The Chairman reported on his analysis of the recent election. In general, AFP candidates did better than most third party candidates have done, but more work is needed to build the party and obtain volunteers to assist candidates in campaigns.

The Secretary gave his report. He reported work on the party database, including the addition of hundreds of new prospects and state party members, especially from Pennsylvania. He reported additional work on the party building web site, and the creation of the credit card donation web pages for the web site.

A discussion was had regarding fine-tuning the language on the credit card donation page.

The Secretary reported that the newsletter has been retrieved from the printer, and the fundraising insert will be ready on Friday. He expects to mail the newsletter middle of next week. A discussion was had regarding the mailing list and the need to reserve copies for future use.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the November 7th Operating Committee meeting. Mr. Hill moved the approval of the minutes. Mrs. McHugh seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by unanimous vote of the Operating Committee.

A discussion was had regarding the Agenda for the National Committee meeting Tuesday evening.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hill, seconded by Mrs. McHugh, and adopted by unanimous vote, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned.

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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