Join us in supporting a new unity coalition in KPFA’s election

Ballots for the election of representatives to KPFA’s Local Station Board are now arriving via email and postal mail. SaveKPFA is backing a new unity coalition of smart, responsible candidates for KPFA’s board. It’s called United for Independent Radio. Vote now for these candidates to guide KPFA and Pacifica to a healthier future.

Endorsers include include Mitch Jeserich and Diana Martinez, KPFA’s Letters & Politics; Sasha Lilley, KPFA’s Against the Grain; Margy Wilkinson, former Pacifica board chair; David Bacon, labor journalist; Carol Spooner, listener activist; Gus Newport, former Berkeley mayor; Conn Hallinan, foreign policy analyst; Brian Edwards-Tiekert, KPFA’s Upfront; Aileen Alfandary, KPFA News; Andrea Turner, cultural activist & former LSB member; Christina Huggins, Communications Workers of America; Philip Maldari, Sunday Show; Max Elbaum, historian; Mike Eisenscher, US Labor Against the War, and many more: complete endorsers’ list is here.
 
Here are SaveKPFA’s voting recommendations.
 
Please vote for ALL of the United for Independent Radio candidates.
 
RANK THESE CANDIDATES FIRST, because they have agreed to be on the Pacifica National Board and qualify under the national bylaws:
 
  • Don Goldmacher
  • Chris Cory
RANK THESE REMAINING UNITED CANDIDATES NEXT IN ANY ORDER:
 
  • Shirah Dedman
  • Mark Van Landuyt
  • Maria Judice
  • Luci Riley
  • Ahmad Anderson
  • William Campisi
  • Susan da Silva
  • Sharon Adams
  • Lily Kimura
  • Craig Dunkerely
RANK THESE 3 LAST and only these 3 – at the end of your voting list in this order. While they are not part of our candidate group, they are the best of the opposition.
 
  • Don MaCleay
  • James McFadden
  • Noni Session 
To read more about the platform and each candidate, visit unitedforindependentradio.com.
 
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Share this message with friends and groups on social media and/or email, or circulate this election postcard (PDF or JPG). Or ask them to visit www.SaveKPFA.org or United for Independent Radio to learn more.

QUESTIONS? Please email us at votesavekpfa@gmail.com.
 

An update on KPFA 

KPFA’s financials are excellent: our bills are paid, there is cash in the bank. A longer-term problem looms, however, because Pacifica got out of an expensive lease for WBAI only by borrowing $3.2 million secured in large part by KPFA’s building, and that loan comes due in October 2020. 
 
The United for Independent Radio candidates are committed to protecting KPFA’s assets and reorganizing Pacifica’s dysfunctional governance system.
  

Kudos to the staff and the station

The Nation’s Progressive Honor Roll 2018 award goes to KPFA for Most Valuable Local Radio, with an explicit nod to UpFront and Democracy Now. Last year, Letters & Politics‘ Mitch Jeserich was named Most Valuable Multimedia Maker. This is the work of our entire KPFA team – all of the paid staff and managers, on air and off, and the tremendous work of unpaid staff – who are generously supported by KPFA listeners.
 
 
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