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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, pursuant to the previous resolution of the Operating Committee.

The Chairman led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Hey delivered the invocation.

The Secretary called the roll of Operating Committee members:


  • Dan Charles of Colorado, Chairman
  • John Pittman Hey of Mississippi, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-chairman
  • Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
  • Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman


  • Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman

Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman, joined the meeting after the roll had been taken.

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:13 p.m.

Mr. Hill moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mrs. Winters seconded the motion, and the Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.

The Chairman delivered his report. He has spent most of his time working on the Finance fundraising plan. In addition, he reported a positive meeting with Congressman Tancredo earlier this week.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the July 20, 2004 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, Mrs. Winters abstaining.

The Secretary reported his activities providing some research relating to ballot access issues, as well as usual work of processing database updates, changes of address, and maintaining the web site.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $1515.81. There are no outstanding invoices due at this time.

Mr. Golmon reported that Mr. White has asked that he take on the job of manager of the Patriot ID Project that the Party Building Committee is setting up.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has met and worked on several matters including the long-range fundraising plan. Several funding authorization resolutions have been adopted for the National Committee to consider.

Mrs. Winters reported that the Newsletter will be worked on at the next Public Relations Committee meeting, along with revision of the pamphlet.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee has completed work on endorsement procedures and other matters and has forwarded these to the National Committee for consideration. The Rules Committee will most likely meet again in late August.

Mrs. Winters moved a Resolution to call a meeting of the National Committee. Mr. Hill seconded the Resolution, which reads as follows:

Resolved, that the National Committee is called to meeting by teleconference at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 3, 2004.

The Resolution was adopted by unanimous vote.

A general discussion was held regarding disreputable antics by other third parties regarding ballot access.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hill, seconded by Mrs. Winters, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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