Network-wide elections in Pacifica are about to start, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. The Pacifica network finds itself in a precarious state, at a political moment of great peril and great potential. SaveKPFA believes a robust alternative media can make the difference between the two, which is why we work to support KPFA‘s hard-working staff, and expand the impact of their work. Here’s what we’ve done:
- RESTORED LOCAL CONTROL by hiring KPFA‘s first locally-selected general manager in 5 years.
- SUPPORTED GREAT NEW PROGRAMS like UpFront, The Talkies, and new shows by Ralph Nader, Dave Zirin, and Bill Fletcher, Jr.
- SUPPORTED EXPANSION through a new website that makes KPFA more accessible on mobile devices, new podcast launches, and the use of KPFB to pilot new shows.
- CALMED CONFLICT by participating in cross-factional dialogue talks and endorsing the Pacifica Unity Pledge.
Vote for all of SaveKPFA‘s candidates!
If you’re a KPFA member, you should get a ballot in the mail shortly — please vote for SaveKPFA‘s candidates as listed below. ENDORSERS include KPFA programmers Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Aileen Alfandary, Mitch Jeserich, Kris Welch and Sasha Lilley; as well as progressive icons Rashid Khalidi, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Steve Early, Blanche Richardson and Dan Siegel. | SEE THE ENDORSERS’ LIST
Here are the SaveKPFA CANDIDATES — please vote for ALL EIGHT of them:
- Carole Travis, KPFA Local Station Board chair, prisoner rights attorney and retired UAW local president
- Andrea Turner, former chair, KPFA LSB; former member, Pacifica National Board; cultural activist with the Freedom Song Network and Vukani Mawethu choir
- Christina Huggins, former vice president of CWA Local 9415 (KPFA‘s union)
- Craig Williams, labor, tenant, and community organizer; member of KPFA’s Outreach Committee
- Brian Crowell, public school teacher and education activist
- Yuri Gottesman, educator and former union attorney
- Chris Cory, small business owner, saxophonist with the Black Sheep Brass Band
- Write-in: Ahmad Anderson, former General Manager of KPFA; human resources expert
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We invite you to endorse SaveKPFA‘s candidates by emailing your name and ID to email@example.com. Please circulate this newsletter to your circle of friends on social media and encourage them to vote for the SaveKPFA candidates. Keep in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter. Stay tuned for updates!