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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, June 16, 2008

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, June 16, 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
  • Peter Browning of Florida, Partybuilding Committee Chairman
  • Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-chairman


  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates 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 9:21 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. A press release went out last week, and the Chairman has been working with the committees on various projects. He will be circulating the National Committee agenda shortly.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the June 9, 2008 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Lynch. The minutes were adopted by unanimous vote.

The Fundraising letter responses are beginning to come back in. All the monthly processes have been completed.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 11,483.50. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has reported out a funding resolution for the next newspaper and fundraising letter.

Mr. Browning delivered the Partybuilding Committee report. He is working on Texas and trying to find potential organizers. He discussed several contacts that we received since the last meeting.

Mr. Lynch reported on progress by the PR Committee on the upcoming issues of the party newspaper. A meeting is scheduled for this weekend to review the articles. He is hoping to be able to send the paper to the printer in early July.

A time of discussion on possible articles took place.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee has no business pending before it at the present time.

Mr. Hey moved that the Operating Committee forward the following resolution to the National Committee for adoption:

Resolved, that the position of Chairman of the Ballot Access Committee is hereby declared to be vacant.

Mr. Hey's motion was seconded by Mr. Browning, and adopted by unanimous vote.

A time of general discussion took place.

There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. Hey, seconded by Mr. Browning, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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