I’ve been politically active since the Vietnam Anti-War movement, when I was at UMass Amherst. After college I worked on several union drives in the 70s including in a fish house, a textile mill. After that I worked with a progressive group, Mass. Fair Share mostly in fundraising.
I’ve been involved in numerous local campaigns and have been a member of the KPFA Outreach Committee. I have always appreciated the KPFA staff and their skill at presenting issues and news .Both the payed as well as the volunteer staff create well crafted , information as it should be delivered ,far superior to the money driven , sound bite, sensationalized ,perspectives of most media outlets. The station has become a significant part of my life giving me a worldview and perspective much more sophisticated and complex than I could ever get from corporate media or even NPR and PBS sources. I have volunteered many hours to the Outreach committee and have given Pacifica expansion quite a bit of thought and believe I can help the station and network expand, opening up new markets of listeners especially among union members, teachers, nurses and the faith based community.