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America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Tuesday, 16 July 2002
REP. TRAFICANT SET TO SPEAK AT FOUNDING NATIONAL CONVENTION AS PARTY
Boulder, CO - Ohio Congressman James Traficant has accepted an
invitation to address the America First Party Founding Convention,
August 8-11 in Orlando, FL. The convention is open to the public. Those
interested in attending should got to our website
(http://www.americafirstparty.org) or call our toll-free number
1-866-SOS-USA1 for complete information.
The newly formed America First Party continues its astonishing growth
rate, placing new candidates on the ballot, and continuing to unite
patriots disaffected from the other parties and looking for a political
home. "We are energized by the overwhelming response to our message and
our grassroots approach. Folks want a government that plays by the
rules, one they don't have to fear," said Party Building Co-Chair Gene
Lovell of Georgia.
Interim National Chair Dan Charles said, "The America First Party is
built on a set of principles. James Traficant has proven himself a
persuasive and forceful advocate for the commonsense truths that elude
so many of his colleagues. These truths resonate with everyday
Americans in their daily lives and interactions. They are expressed in
our party's Founding Principles."
Mr. Charles continued, "Traficant promotes in both word and deed public
policies supported by America First Party members. He is a tireless
promoter of the abolition of the IRS, securing of our borders, the
restoration of Constitutionalism, the return of responsible and open
government, and trade policies that are in the best interest of our
nation's working people. He warned Americans of all stripes of the
dangers of a loss of sovereignty through bad trade deals like NAFTA and
GATT, and an overreaching global government. He sought to alert all
Americans of an increasingly hostile China and the corruption it has
sown in our election process."
The America First Party's organizing committee in Ohio played an
instrumental role in petitioning Congressman Traficant onto the ballot
as an independent candidate for reelection. Chairman Charles continued,
"We are proud that our people in Ohio stepped up to the plate for the
Congressman. Notwithstanding his current problems with a corrupt and
politically charged judicial process, we know he is one of the strongest
advocates for America First principles and priorities. His current
experience is prima-facie evidence that the Justice Department and court
system have forgotten the Bill of Rights and the notion of basic
fairness. They deserve to be feared, not respected."
In the three months since the America First National Committee was
established, the number of affiliated state parties has grown to twelve,
and there are organizing committees set up in another 15 states.
Thousands of dollars have been donated, all without solicitation, and
the award winning website has gotten nearly 150,000 hits.
Dan Charles, Interim Chair/Treasurer, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2