*Thanks to Paul Curtis for the editing!
America's Party National Committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 19, 2012
Des Moines, IA – Tom Hoefling of Iowa and J.D. Ellis of Tennessee were nominated last night as the 2012 Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates for America’s Party.
The America’s Party national convention also ratified its 2012 platform, adding additional private property rights language, and replacing its old pro-life language with the full text of the “Equal Protection for Posterity Resolution.”
America’s Party is being built by Reagan pro-life, pro-family, “peace through strength” conservatives who believe that the Republican Party has abandoned the principles of Ronald Reagan -- particularly the Reagan pro-life platform plank which recognizes the personhood of the unborn and their protection by the Fourteenth Amendment.
In a statement released this morning at their new campaign website, tomhoefling.com, Hoefling and Ellis made the following comments:
“As the 2012 America's Party nominees for President and Vice-President, we are currently seeking one million patriotic, principled, committed Americans -- men and women who understand the critical need for an immediate return to the principles of our nation's founding.
Together, let us strive to restore America’s moral, economic, and physical strength, in order to fulfill the ultimate stated purpose of our Constitution: ‘to secure the Blessings of Liberty to our Posterity.’
We have an obligation to our children and grandchildren to take back our political system from the money and media interests, and to put the power back in the hands of We the People.
Please sign up now at tomhoefling.com for regular email updates and additional information on what you can do from your own front porch to help put America back on its proper foundations, and return us to principled, constitutional government of the people, by the people, for the people.”
America's Party News
So far, three names have been approved for inclusion in our presidential nominating process:
Kevin Nelson of Massachusetts
Wiley Drake of California
Tom Hoefling of Iowa
The window of opportunity for any America's Party Affiliate to suggest any other the name of any other qualified prospective nominee will remain open throughout this week.
However, you need to be sure that whomever you might suggest is walking according to the America's Party principles and purposes spelled out in our Platform, our Affiliation Agreement, and the Leadership Pledge.
And, you need to be sure that they are willing to fully participate.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any thoughts, ideas, or proposals, and the entire Affiliations Committee will get your message. Every possibility will receive full consideration by that committee.
'The Citizen-Led Campaign to Save America' -> 'Every Citizen A Leader'
America's Party News
The date and time for the 2012 America's Party National Convention have now been set!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
2:00 pm Eastern
Your Front Porch (or, wherever else you happen to be)
We will be convening on the America's Summit conference line, and the proceedings will be recorded and livestreamed on Talkshoe Radio.
If you are an America's Party Affiliate in good standing, and a signer of the America's Party Leadership Pledge, let us know if you would like to be considered by the Credentials Committee as a possible Delegate from your state. (As of this writing on Feb. 2nd, a large number of slots have yet to be filled. If you haven't signed the Pledge, please do it NOW!)
BYOBASH (Bring Your Own Balloons And Silly Hats!)
You can email the Chairman and the Affiliations Committee with any questions, comments, or suggestions at:
We will respond to all inquiries just as quickly as we possibly can.
The views of all America's Party Affiliates will be given full consideration by all of our party's leaders as this process goes forward. So, don't be shy. Tell us what you think! (But please remember, none of us are perfect, and every single bit of work that is being done is being done by volunteers. Everyone is doing the best they can, with extremely limited resources, so please be kind!)
We will be making further details available to all Affiliates right here, and via email, as everything is hammered out. So, please keep your eye on this thread, and on your inbox, in the coming days!
A couple of important notes:
Several possible presidential candidates are being discussed right now. If you have ideas in that regard, please let us know, and we will work with you to explore what may or may not be possible. But remember, whomever you might suggest must be endeavoring to live up to the principles and purposes of our Platform, Personal Affiliation Agreement, and the Leadership Pledge. That's not negotiable for any of us, of course.
The final slate of candidates will be promulgated throughout the party in about a week or so, and then, during the week leading up to the convention, all Affiliates will be given full access to interview and deeply question each of them. We are also scheduling an extensive presidential debate for the night before the vote. The details of that process are currently being finalized, so stay tuned!
The final slate of credentialed Delegates, the proposed Rules, the Agenda, and the final Schedule, along with explicit details about what you will need to do as a Delegate, will be released at least forty-eight hours before we convene.
Again, keep an eye on this space. We will try to post regular updates as details become available.
Remember, the announcement above may be revised slightly in its content in the days ahead, so bear that in mind and try to reread it once in a while to make sure you don't miss anything important!
God bless you all, and Godspeed!
For Life, Liberty, and the Constitution,
Tom Hoefling, America's Party Chairman