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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, March 31, 2008

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, March 31, 2008 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
  • John Hey of Mississippi, National Secretary and Treasurer
  • Michael Lynch of New York, Public Relations Committee Chairman
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman
  • Peter Browning of Florida, Partybuilding Committee Chairman


  • Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-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 9:31 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. The recent press release resulted in a radio interview with a station in California.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the March 17, 2008 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Browning. The minutes were adopted by unanimous vote, with Mr. Lynch abstaining.

The newspaper has been printed, and is being stuffed for mailing.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 11,212.87. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.

Mr. Browning reported he is getting back up to speed as Partybuilding Committee chairman. He has been renewing old contacts and making new ones, and establishing communication again with the various appointed organizers.

Mr. Lynch reported that the Public Relations Committee is working on the next issue of the newspaper. He is soliciting new committee members as well as articles.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee is back on hiatus after finishing all pending work before it.

A time of general discussion took place.

There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Lynch, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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