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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 9:00 p.m. East Coast 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:


  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Chairman
  • Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-chairman
  • John Hey of Mississippi, National Secretary and Treasurer
  • J. C. Schweingrouber of Ohio, Public Relations Committee Chairman
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman


  • Peter Browning of Florida, Party Building Committee Chairman
  • Mike Fleharty of Ohio, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
  • Joe Spitzig of Ohio, Platform Committee Chairman

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:27 p.m.

Mr. White moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. McClellan seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous consent.

The Chairman delivered his report. He has circulated a draft of a pamphlet to promote the various activist programs. He has been working on issue development and the mechanics of his state party's petitioning drive.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the April 3, 2007 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Schweingrouber. The minutes were adopted by unanimous vote.

The Secretary reported that the newspaper is at the printer and should be printed Thursday.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 8,271.51. There are no outstanding unpaid invoices due at this time.

Mr. Schweingrouber delivered the Public Relations Committee report. The Committee will be meeting next week to begin to prepare the next issue of the newspaper.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee is presently on hiatus.

There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Schweingrouber, and adopted by unanimous consent, the meeting was adjourned at 9:40.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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