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United for Community Radio Slate for the KPFA Board
by Repost
Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 6:22 PM
Please support this stellar group of candidates for the KPFA Board in September
More at http://www.supportkpfa.org or (in time) http://www.votecommunityradio.org

UCR Candidates

Andrea Pritchett - Incumbent board member, community activist, teacher, Copwatch founder

Beth Seligman - JD, vegetarian occupier, permaculturist and writer

David Roach - Founder of Oakland International Film Festival and Mo Betta Foods

David Welsh - Labor organizer, delegate SF Labor Council, Haiti Action Committee, Occupy Oakland occupier

Karen Pickett - Environmental and community activist, writer and editor

Kate Tanaka - Incumbent board member, community activist, Green Party stalwart

Laurence Shoup- Author “Rulers and Rebels” & other books, Green Party stalwart, Longtime community and people’s movement activist

Oriana Saportas - Community & Labor activist, former KPFA Local Election Supervisor

Ramsés Téon Nichols - Organizing Committee Chair of Local SEIU 1021 and member of SF Green Party

Samsarah Morgan - Oakland Green Party, Occupy Oakland Activist, writer on birth health and family

Staff Candidates

David Landau - Co-host “Weekend News”

Joy Moore - Apprenticeship Program instructor, phone room supervisor

Frank Sterling- Board Operator, Apprenticeship Program instructor

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United for Community Radio Platform

1. A Community Resource – To reclaim the mission of Pacifica and KPFA as a commons, with broad and diverse participation, and not to be controlled by any particular group or party.

2. Both Station and Network – To maintain the integrity and financial viability of KPFA and the Pacifica network – the national office, all five stations, the 180 affiliates, and the Archives. To develop a financial recovery and sustainability plan for KPFA to ensure its continued survival.

3. Democratically Governed – To support governing boards that are elected by proportional representation, and that collaborate with, ensure accountability, and exercise oversight of station management.

4. Program Council – To reactivate the Program Council, including representatives from the listener community and staff (unpaid and paid), to evaluate current and proposed programs.

5. A Voice for Progressive Social Movements – To advocate for news, public affairs, music, arts and cultural programming that incorporate the voices of people’s movements and communities – including struggles for protection of human and labor rights, civil liberties and the environment; for social equality, self-determination of peoples, and freedom from imperialist domination and war. To balance the often difficult news with programming that is uplifting and facilitates human connections. We envision a vital and imaginative radio station that resonates with those reached by our signal.

6. Mutual Respect – To recognize and respect the essential roles of unpaid and paid staff and apprentices, volunteers, management, and listeners. To foster cooperation and equal access to resources and training within the station, including the right to union representation, thus empowering both paid and unpaid staff to better fulfill Pacifica’s mission and potential. When major issues relating to Pacifica and KPFA are reported on the air, on the website, or at KPFA events, it should be in a fair and accurate manner.

7. Listener Input – To ensure that the listeners have opportunities to provide input to the station through various forms of feedback, including two annual, bylaws-mandated Local Station Board (LSB)-hosted Town Hall meetings, regularly scheduled listener call-in shows and surveys.

8. Web Presence – To improve KPFA’s web presence, including searchable archives by show and by subject, with links to background information and related stories. To work to integrate video, transcripts, live streaming and social media. This will help us to reach current and potential communities of listeners with KPFA’s unique content.

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Early Endorsers

Daniel Ellsberg

Max Blanchet

Michael Parenti

Barbara Lubin

Laura Wells

SF Bayview Newspaper

Peter Phillips

Gray Brechin

Michael Lyon

Evelyn Nieves

Mickey Huff

Claude Gatebuke

Jan Garrett

Marsha Feinland

Carolyn Scarr

Henry Norr