We, the members of the New Frontier Coalition, (NFCUSA), stand united in a common understanding that the political leaders in the United States of America have not been performing their oaths of office with the best interests of "THE PEOPLE" as their primary concern. Furthermore, their performance has not been in accordance with the Constitution.
Therefore, it is the ultimate intent of the New Frontier Coalition to support "third party" politics in the United States.
We intend to offer every concerned citizen the opportunity to join the New Frontier Coalition so they may assist in the struggle to re-establish individual, constitutionally guaranteed, inalienable rights and freedoms. Furthermore, our goal is to produce ethical, accountable politicians who will work to protect the rights of individuals and families, and who will put the future of the American citizens first and foremost, above all other interests in the world.
It shall be the policy of the New Frontier Coalition to be a positive, unifying force, providing solutions to current problems within the United States and it's Territories. The New Frontier Coalition holds that individual responsibility and accountability are imperative to our sovereignty. With the understanding expressed above, we welcome all concerned citizens to join us in this critical undertaking and to stand united as we prepare for the New Frontier.
ARTICLE I. PURPOSE
1.) To assist in the development and support of New Frontier Coalition's State parties.
2.) To be prepared to create a legally structured national New Frontier Coalition Party that may file with Federal Election Commission.
3.) To offer unified national New Frontier Coalition support for selected political issues and candidates.
ARTICLE II. DEFINITIONS
1.) The term "State" as used in this document shall refer to any State, Commonwealth, District or Territory entitled to voting representation or non-voting delegate status in the United States House of Representatives.
2.) The term "organizing committee" as used in this document shall refer to any group of three or more persons that has not yet attained recognition, according to their State's Election Laws. They shall have at least one vote in the New Frontier Coalition National Committee.
3) The term "guest" as used in this document shall refer to any non-NFC member that attends a NFC meeting, either invited or uninvited.
4) The term "Obstructionist" refers to any member exhibiting behavior that creates interference with the business of any deliberating body of the party/ coalition without provable cause, or any committee, sub-committee, or working group created by the coalition ("Think tank" type discussions shall be exempt).
ARTICLE III. COMMITTEES
NOTE: Guests do not have an "open voice" or voting privilege, but have the right of observation. After the conducting ofnormal business, if time permits, guests will be permitted some time to speak. The exception to this is when a guest is invited specifically to speak to the committee.
1.) STEERING COMMITTEE
A.) The Steering Committee of the New Frontier Coalition (SCNFC) of the United States shall consist of twelve members. Four members shall stand for election in two years. Four
members shall stand for election in four years. Four members shall stand for election in six years. The term of the elected steering committee members shall be for six years. The
members of the Steering Committee shall elect the Chairman of the Steering Committee every two years.
B.) A member of the Steering Committee may be replaced for being inactive or nonproductive; by unanimous consent of the remaining Steering Committee members, that members’ replacement will serve for the balance of the term of the member that is being replaced.
C.) The Steering Committee shall be the final decisionmaking body of the New Frontier Coalition of the United States, and shall be responsible for developing a process for a
national platform vote by the delegates at the presidential nominating convention. The Steering Committee shall serve as the National Convention Committee.
D.) For the period prior to the time of the first NFC National Committee meeting, the Steering Committee shall act as the organizing committee for all NFC activities.
E.) The Committee, as a Whole, moves that the constitution of the New Frontier Coalition be amended as to the mode of agreement for all Steering Committee votes. The mode of agreement shall be ¾ (three-fourths) of the members present to pass any agenda item
including a motion to adjourn. Any abstaining vote cannot count either for or against.(Special Note: Current Steering Committee Chairman, Richard Green made a motion that the individual members of the New Frontier Coalition Steering Committee, acting as Electors of their States, assemble in convention to form a National Committee. This convention is to be held by tele-conference and begin at 9:35 pm EDST on 04-26-2005. Current Steering Committee member, Virginia Brooks seconded and the motion carried, unanimously. Chairman Green made a second motion for the convention to operate as a Committee of the Whole. Virginia Brooks seconded and the motion carried, unanimously. that the constitution of the New Frontier Coalition be amended as to the mode of agreement for all Steering Committee votes. The mode of agreement shall be ¾ (three-fourths) of the members present to pass any agenda item including a motion to adjourn. Any abstaining vote cannot count either for or against. Footnote: This change will be inserted into the appropriate section to the New Frontier Coalition constitution. The motion carried by 100% of the National Committee members present. Current Steering Committee member, David Denny made a motion that the NFC National Committee adjourn until further notice. Chairman, Green seconded and the motion carried, unanimously. Robert Williams, Secretary, NFCSC
2.) NATIONAL COMMITTEE
A.) The National Committee shall represent the NFC State organizations.
B.) The National Committee shall consist of the Executive Committee and one member from each organized State, or each State organizing committee. The National Committee is to meet every six months with the Steering Committee by teleconference, or by other means. The National Committee may request additional meetings with the Steering Committee, as necessary, and hold regularly scheduled meetings amongst themselves.
3.) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
A.) The Executive Committee shall be subordinate to the National Committee. The Executive Committee shall have control and management of all the affairs, properties and funds of the NFCUSA. The Executive Committee may enter into contracts, borrow money, employ staff, make contributions to and support NFCUSA candidates and direct activities and authorize such expenditures, as it deems necessary or advisable to fulfill the goals of the NFCUSA.
i.) The Chairman shall be the general manager and Chief Executive Officer of the NFCUSA, and subject to the general direction of the NFCUSA.
ii.) The Chairman shall be the primary liaison of the NFCUSA and a nonvoting member of the New Frontier Coalition Steering Committee.
iii.) The Chairman shall certify to the National New Frontier Coalition all National Convention Delegates, Alternates and National Committee members.
iv.) The Chairman may execute and deliver, with the Secretary or such other officer as may be specified by the Steering Committee, all contracts, loans, notes, or other legal documents that have been approved and authorized by the Steering Committee.
i.) In the absence, or disability of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman shall perform the duties of the Chairman. In an emergency situation where the chairman refuses to carry out the function of the Chair, the Vice-Chairman, at the request of the majority of Executive Committee, must immediately assume the functions of the Chairman. The Vice-Chairman shall exercise and perform all other duties as prescribed by the Chairman and, or Steering Committee.
i.) The Secretary shall maintain a current and accurate roll of all NFCUSA members. The Secretary shall maintain a current and accurate version of this NFC Constitution and any adopted bylaws. The Secretary shall maintain an archive of all official NFCUSA records and documents.
ii.) The Secretary shall file any non-financial disclosures and reports as required by law. The Secretary shall take all steps necessary to ensure that NFCUSA nominees for elective office are properly and timely certified. The Secretary shall provide the Steering Committee a reasonable access to all NFCUSA records. The Secretary shall exercise and perform all duties normally incident to such office.
E.) Assistant Secretary
i.) The Assistant Secretary will assist the Secretary and be able to replace the Secretary whenever necessary.
i.) The Treasurer shall be the Chief Financial Officer of the NFCUSA. The Treasurer shall have charge and custody and be responsible for all NFCUSA funds. The Treasurer shall receive monies payable to the NFCUSA and deposit such in the name and to the credit of the NFCUSA with the depositories designated by the Steering Committee. The Treasurer shall disburse NFCUSA funds as ordered by the Steering Committee.
ii.) The Treasurer shall keep and maintain, or cause to be kept and maintained, adequate and correct accounts of all financial transactions of the NFCUSA. At each Steering Committee meeting the Treasurer may be asked to present a current report of the financial
condition of the NFCUSA. Such reports may be posted on the NFCUSA website. The Treasurer shall be prepared to answer relevant inquires.
iii.) The Treasurer shall file all financial disclosures statements and arrange for any audits of the NFCUSA finances as may be required by law. The Treasurer shall also provide the Steering Committee a reasonable access to all NFCUSA financial records. The Treasurer shall exercise and perform all powers and duties normally incident to such office.
iv.) The Treasurer may be bonded by a major insurance company as determined by Steering Committee.
G.) Assistant Treasurer
i.) Assistant Treasurer must be bondable and should work in conjunction with the Treasurer in all of the assigned duties for the purpose of assuming the office of Treasurer at a moment's notice.
H.) The Executive Committee shall be made up of the 6 National Officers, seven Regional Representatives, and the Standing Committee Chairmen.
I.) Elections, Terms, and Qualifications
i.) NFCUSA Officers (including a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer) shall be elected for a two-year term at the first NFC National Committee meeting. Each NFCUSA Officer shall be a member of an
NFC State organization or be a member of a State Organizing Committee, and must have been a member for, at least, 180 days preceding their election.
4.) REGIONAL COMMITTEES
A.) Regional Committees may be established and consist of all elected State Officers and National Committee Members of that Region. The purpose of the Regional Committees is to work in conjunction with other committees to assist in the organization of States within each Committee's given region. This Committee may elect the regional representative.
B.) A Regional Representative shall be elected by a majority vote of all of the elected State Officers within that Region.
C.) The duties/requirements of each Regional Representative shall be:
i.) Must be a Member of the Executive Committee;
ii.) To be a conduit of informational flow between the State Party organizations in their Regions, and the Executive Committee, and to provide organizational help to the State Party Organizations in their Regions.
iii.) To provide facilities for educational training as recommended by the Steering Committee.
D.) The Seven Regions:
i.) MIDWEST REGION - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota
ii.) NEW ENGLAND REGION - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
iii.) ATLANTIC REGION - Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia
iv.) NORTHWEST REGION - Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
v.) PACIFIC REGION - Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington
vi.) SOUTHEAST REGION - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
vii.) SOUTHWEST REGION - Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
5) STANDING COMMITTEES
A.) The Public Relations Committee
The Public Relations Committee shall be Responsible for:
i.) The developing and implementing of nationwide media contacts.
ii.) The developing and implementing of media and public relations strategies.
iii.) The editing, printing, circulation, and accounting for the NFC Newsletter subscriptions.
iv.) The design, printing and online availability of pamphlets, brochures and reprints of NFC promotional material.
B.) The Communications Committee
The Communications Committee shall be responsible for all electronic media. This will include, but not limited to, the New Frontier Coalition Websites and List Servers (reflectors).
i.) The assisting of any State Party Organization with websites and/or list servers.
ii.) Per request, the assistance in building and maintenance of websites and reflectors for all Standing Committees (all Standing Committees shall have control of their Webpage content).
iii.) The Communications Committee's Website Subcommittee members must be knowledgeable in HTML code and will be the only persons allowed to have access to servers owned or controlled by the NFCUSA Communications Committee.
ARTICLE IV. IMPEACHMENT AND REMOVAL PROCEDURES
1.) Officers and Standing Committee Members may be removed for the following reasons; obstruction, malfeasance, misfeasance, or failure to perform assigned tasks.
2.) Articles of Impeachment must be filed with the Executive Committee. Any member of the National Committee may bring charges.
3.) The Executive Committee must forward the Articles of Impeachment to the Steering Committee for final adjudication. These allegations must be received by the Steering Committee no later than seven days after being received by the Executive Committee.
4.) The Steering Committee must take preliminary action within fourteen days and make every effort to adjudicate with forty-five days of receiving the Articles of Impeachment.
5.) The Steering Committee may appoint a special Adjudication Committee to arbitrate and/or meditate certain issues.
ARTICLE V. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATING CONVENTION
1.) The NFC Steering Committee shall organize a committee for the purpose of selecting unified Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates for National elections.
2.) In the event the New Frontier Coalition becomes a national Political Party, the following rules will apply:
A.) A presidential nominating convention of the New Frontier Coalition is to be the delegated decision-making body responsible for nominating the national New Frontier Coalition's Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates and for the selecting and approving of the NFC's National Platform.
B.) This selection process will occur at a National Convention at a time and place to be designated by the Executive Committee.
C.) The candidates will be nominated and elected by a majority of the delegates that are present at the National Convention.
D.) Candidates seeking nomination must submit to a Steering Committee "fact-finding" investigation. Those qualifying will then seek NFC delegate support for nomination at the NFC National Convention.
ARTICLE VI. SEVERABILITY
1.) If any provision of this Constitution is deemed unreasonable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be reformed to the extent necessary, and only to such extent, so as to be construed as reasonable and enforceable. If any provision in this Constitution is invalidated by legislative or judicial action, then the validity, legality, and enforceability of all other provisions hereof shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS
1.) Amendments to this constitution must be proposed by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee and ratified by unanimous consent of the Steering Committee.
2.) Amendments may not alter or supplant the intention of this constitution.
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