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America First Party
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Boulder, Colorado 80301
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
AFNC Moves Forward, Works Together for America's Children
Boulder, CO -- The America First Party's National Committee completed a
fruitful in-person meeting Saturday, October 25 in Des Plaines, Illinois, a
suburb of Chicago. The Committee elected new officers and standing
committee chairmen, adopted changes to the party's Constitution, and began
laying plans for the Party's 2004 National Convention.
The National Committee elected Mr. John Francis as its next National
Chairman. Mr. Francis, who is a founding member of the Party, has led the
America First Party of Ohio since April 2002.
Mr. Francis explained his dedication to the America First Party: "We're
building a new party to protect the rights and the freedom of our children
and grandchildren. When my kids and grand kids ask me what I was doing when
the Constitution was under attack, as it is now, I want to be able to tell
them we did our best for them. I only have to look at my kids and my grand
kids to know that I must do everything that I can to protect their future."
Mr. Francis expressed his desire to hit the ground running: "We have put in
place today a plan to build this party organization in every state, and
every county of this country. We have our work cut out for us, but with the
Grace of God and the love many people have for this great country, we will
Dan Charles, the Party's Chairman Emeritus, expressed enthusiasm about his
successor's election: "Mr. Francis has the drive to continue the progress
that our Party has already made. He will provide dynamic leadership for the
National Committee and the party rank and file. We all look forward to
working with him to ensure the future of the Party and this great nation."
The National Committee also elected Jonathan Hill of Massachusetts as its
new vice-chairman. Mr. Charles was tapped to chair the Rules Committee.
Mr. L. Thomas White of Massachusetts was elected chair of the Party Building
Committee. Mr. Larry Carroll of Colorado was chosen to head up the Platform
Committee. Mr. John Hey, Mrs. Maureen McHugh, Mrs. Romelle Winters, and Mr.
Jonathan Hill were retained as National Secretary, National Treasurer,
Public Relations Chairman, and Finance Committee Chairman respectively.
The National Committee adopted several amendments to the party's
Constitution, which were needed to protect the party and its platform. John
Hey, the party's National Secretary and outgoing Rules Committee Chairman,
commented: "These Constitutional amendments, coupled with the new party
building strategy we have devised, will ensure that new state party
affiliates come on board already active and committed to building the party
into a force to be reckoned with."
John Francis, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2