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Stop the Take-Over! Fight for Democracy & Diversity at Pacifica Radio!
Date Saturday March 27
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorPacifica Fight Back
Location Details
Pacifica Membership Rally
Stop the Take-Over! Fight for Democracy & Diversity at Pacifica Radio!

Virtual National Membership Rally Sat. March 27, 12 noon PST

The folks who illegally shut down WBAI in 2019 and were behind the “Pacifica Restructuring Project” (PRP) Bylaws replacement that was roundly rejected by 2:1 margin in March 2020, are back again, calling themselves “New Day Pacifica”, with a new plan to rule or ruin Pacifica. For more details, see https://pacificafightback.org.

They are trying to use financial concerns and red-baiting to scare you into signing away your democratic rights with a new set of Bylaws that would allow a consolidated majority from a single station to control the whole Foundation and network, with top-down power to sell off or swap network assets, like the station signals.

Disclaimer: This communication has not been paid for by the KPFK LSB, any Pacifica station or board or the Pacifica Foundation. It is a campaign communication distributed by or on behalf of Pacifica Fightback for Democracy. Otherwise, it has no affiliation with or endorsement by the Pacifica Foundation, any of its stations or boards.

The proposed new bylaws grab the 4 officer positions (chair, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer of a new national board) without allowing any opposition candidates. They would permanently divide the paid and unpaid staff and reduce their representation, creating a new third class of members from the unpaid staff at all five stations who would have a single representative. They splinter the rest of the National Board into a series of single-member seats which will fall to those with the finances to dominate in situations like this.

These new bylaws would also strip away all powers of elected local oversight over management, programming policies and fairness, and finances from the Local Station Boards, reducing them to a powerless sham.

VOTE “NO” TO KEEP PACIFICA DEMOCRATIC, DIVERSE, AND INTACT!

Learn more at a virtual national membership rally for Pacifica democracy with Mumia Abu-Jamal, Welfare Poet Hector Rivera and others March 27 at 12:00 noon PDT, 2:00 PM CDT, 3:00 PM EDT. Register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUocuuhrDMtHtN6RsI6CABGv1enBUlI_xGQ

After you sign up, you will get a message with zoom log-in or call-in information.

To vote on the upcoming anti-democratic Pacifica bylaws replacement, you must have given $25 or more or volunteered 3 hours, to your station between April 8, 2020 and April 7, 2021. If in doubt, join us Saturday and donate to KPFK, KPFA, KPFT, WBAI or WPFW, or on your own by April 7.

We need to fight again to retain democracy and keep radical BIPOC community voices on the air in Pacifica!

Stop the Take-Over! Fight for Democracy & Diversity at Pacifica!
Membership Rally Sat. March 27, 12 noon PDT

Vote No! to keep Pacifica democratic and intact.


To vote on the upcoming Pacifica bylaws replacement, you must have given at least $25, or volunteered 3 hours, to your station between April 8, 2020 and April 7, 2021. If in doubt, donate by April 7. Easy links at end!

We need to fight again to retain democracy in Pacifica!

The folks who illegally shut down WBAI in 2019 and were behind the "Pacifica Restructuring Project" (PRP) Bylaws replacement that was roundly rejected by 2:1 margin in March 2020, are back, calling themselves "New Day Pacifica", with a new plan to rule or ruin Pacifica.

This communication has not been paid for by the WBAI LSB or the Pacifica Foundation. It is a campaign communication distributed by or on behalf of Pacifica Fightback for Democracy. Otherwise, it has no affiliation with or endorsement by the WBAI LSB or the Pacifica Foundation. Please note that you are receiving this email because you are on the WBAI membership list.

Another, Upcoming Pacifica Bylaws Replacement Vote


They are trying to use financial concerns and red-baiting to scare you into signing away your democratic rights with a new set of Bylaws that would allow a consolidated majority from a single station to control the whole Foundation and network, with top-down power to sell off or swap network assets, like the station signals.

VOTE TO KEEP PACIFICA DEMOCRATIC AND INTACT!

Learn more at a virtual national membership rally for Pacifica democracy with Mumia Abu-Jamal and others March 27 at 12:00 noon PDT, 2:00 PM CDT, 3:00 PM EDT.

This time, they're using their bylaws proposal referendum to grab the 4 officer positions uncontested, to permanently divide the paid and unpaid staff and reduce their representation, and to splinter the rest of the National Board into a series of single-member seats which will fall to those who dominate in situations like this. These new bylaws would also strip away all powers of elected local oversight over management, programming policies and fairness, and finances from the Local Station Boards.

Last time, they tried to eliminate Pacifica's explicit commitment to diversity, peace and justice. What would be the likely outcome of their serial winner-take-all elections?

These new Bylaws would overturn Pacifica's current Single Transferable Voting which gives Pacifica's diverse voices a seat at the table. That really matters. Their Bylaws produce a self-perpetuating national board majority with the Board itself appointing 3 at-large members. It has the power to replace locally-elected station reps and the reps elected by staff.


VOTE FOR DEMOCRACY AND EQUITY AT PACIFICA!


Help defeat this anti-democratic proposal! Click here now to endorse Pacifica Fightback's campaign for democracy, diversity, accountability and transparency for Pacifica.

To vote, you must have given – paid, not just pledged – at least $25, or volunteered 3 hours for your station or on a Local Board committee between April 8, 2020 and April 7, 2021. If in doubt, donate!

Call to Donate... Ensuring your voting rights:


WBAI: (516) 620-3602

WPFW: (202) 588-0999


KPFT: (713) 526-4000

KPFK: (818) 985-2711


KPFA: (510) 848-6767


Be sure to ask for a receipt as proof of your membership.


Donate to Your Station Online:


WBAI

WPFW

KPFT


KPFK

KPFA



Membership Rally: Next Saturday


Register for a virtual national membership rally on Saturday, March 27, at 12:00 noon Pacific, 2:00 PM Central, 3:00 PM Eastern, featuring Mumia Abu-Jamal and other notables speaking out for a democratic Pacifica, and presentations by artists and performers who value Pacifica's platform for free speech and diverse cultural expression!


Pacifica Fightback for Democracy
PO Box 34236
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Online | pacificafightback [at] gmail.com | 323-636-7388



Pacifica Democracy Project
https://pacifica-democracy-project.org
To: Pacifica Foundation,

Petition from the Pacifica Democracy Project
As concerned Pacifica Members from all 5 stations we believe:
The Pacifica Foundation should remain united as a strong network of 5 radio stations, a historical archive and over 200 affiliated stations
New, more diverse programming should be developed nationally and at all 5 stations
Conflict resolution should be used to resolve disputes and find common ground
Local and national boards should continue to be elected democratically
Local boards should include staff
The National Board should continue to include staff and Affiliate representation
Pacifica should maintain its democratically elected local governing boards to provide meaningful oversight over radio station management and budgets
A public, network-wide effort to improve the Pacifica Bylaws that includes all concerned stakeholders should be conducted
As concerned Pacifica Members from all 5 stations we reject:
Lawsuits and threats of legal action which divide us and waste our resources
Bylaws revisions that diminish democracy, eliminate local oversight and concentrate power in the hands of a few
Efforts to shut down or sell any of the 5 Pacifica stations
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