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America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
National Convention Reset for Late Fall
Boulder, CO - The America First Party has announced the postponement of its annual convention. The meeting, which was scheduled for July 24 -26 in Nashville, will be held later in the Fall at a date yet to be determined. The officers of the party regret any inconvenience this may have caused.
The National Committee, which is the supreme governing body of the party, decided to scrap the original plans for the Convention after a small group of members within the convention planning committee invited a speaker who was not acceptable to the majority of the party membership.
The America First Party takes seriously its commitment to the Constitution and the Judeo-Christian moral and ethical standards upon which our Nation was founded. All United States citizens who embrace that Constitution and adopt traditional American values are welcome with open arms into the party.
A keynote speaker is expected to promote these bedrock Constitutional and moral principles. The choice of an individual who supports extreme intolerance was not considered representative of our growing party whose goal is the preservation of the Constitutional Republic envisioned by the Founding Fathers.
The Party continues to advocate its Mission Statement, Principles, and Platform. The invitation to the objectionable speaker has been rescinded and resignations of a few extremist members accepted.
Press Secretary Romelle Winters stated: "The United States is a country where every individual is equal under the law. This should not exclude citizens who belong to a specific race or religion. Anyone who supports theories that we hoped had died with Adolph Hitler is not welcome in the America First Party -- and certainly such persons should not - and will not - be invited to speak at our convention."
John Pittman Hey, National Secretary, commented: "We especially appreciate the firm leadership provided by our chairman emeritus, Dan Charles. He has consistently steered the party in the direction of principle and away from ego and extremism. No doubt he will continue to be an asset to the party."
Contrary to earlier unauthorized reports, the America First Party has made no decision regarding whether or not to field a candidate for President in 2004. That decision will not be made until the 2004 nominating convention.
The America First Party continues to be a strong voice for the return to Constitutional authority for this country. With a rapidly growing membership, the Party is progressing steadily toward its goal of becoming a major factor in the future direction of our beloved nation. The Fall convention will propose strategies for party growth while we continue to promote the sovereignty of the United States of America.
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2
John Pittman Hey, National Secretary, (662) 374-6172