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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, July 7, 2008

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, July 7, 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
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman


  • Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-chairman
  • Joe Spitzig of Ohio, Platform Committee Chairman

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:26 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. He reported on his research of the Heller decision, resulting in a press release on the Supreme Court's 2nd Amendment decision. He is working on a press release on energy matters.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the June 30, 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 Secretary reminded the members that more envelopes for the newspaper are needed.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 12,162.01. There are no unpaid invoices at this time. The FEC report has been filed and posted on the FEC's website.

Mr. Hill stated that the Finance Committee will take up the issue of authorizing the printing of envelopes for the next issue of the newspaper.

Mr. Browning delivered the Partybuilding Committee report. He reported on contacts people have made regarding presidential candidates. A discussion took place on organizing opportunities in California.

Mr. Lynch reported the PR Committee is almost finished with the next issue of the newspaper. It is shooting for mailing the issue before the end of the month.

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

Mr. Browning led a discussion on whether the National Committee should endorse a candidate for President.

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 10:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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