KPFA Listener Sponsored Radio – VOTE TODAY

For online OR mail-in, you need your paper ballot with your code. See way below for what to do NOW if you don’t have it. Here’s the slate I endorse: http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?page_id=3182

At this late date, online voting is recommended, but if your mail-in ballot is postmarked TODAY, Monday, Nov 30 — you have a chance of getting it to Eugene, Oregon by the due date of Friday, Dec 4.

To vote online via the internet go to the voting portal at https://pacifica.simplyvoting.com and use the password listed in the cover letter enclosed with your paper ballot. It took about 5 minutes.

My Vote Recommendations
I endorse the whole United for Community Radio slate.

See more detail and more links below my vote list. As to the slates I am not endorsing, in summary, I believe some people are good at running THEIR radio shows, but they are not good at running the whole show! … although they do speak well, and their names are well known. Again, more detail about the UCR slate way below.

It’s ranked choice voting. The first 4 are in order of my ranking; the next 5 are alphabetical by first name; the next 2 are not on the UCR slate, but they are supported by UCR; and the last 2 you can vote for if you’re a staff member.

Janet Kobren
Don Macleay
Scott Olsen
TM Scruggs

Jeremy Miller
Marilla Argüelles
(G.) Mario Fernandez
Sharon Adams
Virginia Browning

Tom Vorhees
Richard Hart

Anthony Fest (if you’re a staff member, you can vote for Anthony)
Sabrina Jacobs (if you’re a staff member, you can vote for Sabrina)

United for Community Radio  (http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/ ) candidates.

These folks have
— protected undocumented people from ICE,
— created and managed non-profits,
— sailed to break the siege of Gaza by sea,
— been the executive producer of TheRealNews.com,
— edited a book of work by Pelican Bay inmates,
— worked for the victims of police violence in black and brown communities,
— worked in media other than KPFA,
— in the case of Don Macleay, helped to build the Oakland Green Party, and previously worked hands-on with the Sandinistas for 5 years,
— in the case of Scott Olsen, continued unwaveringly to support Iraq Veterans Against the war even after being seriously injured by a police canister during a protest,

— and much more.

These folks have great ideas for positive upgrades at KPFA.  Read their statements and get inspired.
http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?page_id=3182

Our entire team dreams of a KPFA linked tightly with the global media revolution as it keeps to a sustainable budget.  Read more about that here:
http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?page_id=662

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And, while you’re checking out the website, spend some time with our Community Blog:

Union Activists Endorse United for Community Radio
http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?page_id=3495

Bringing Peace to KPFA by Akio Tanaka
http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?p=3628

‘Save KPFA’ Candidate said Palestinian Children’s Art “Not Appropriate” by Sharon Adams
http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?p=3671

‘Save KPFA’s’ Principles vs Reality by Mara Rivera
http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?p=3466

If you haven’t yet received (or if you’ve misplaced) your ballot:

Please fill out the “official ballot request form” right away, at  http://elections.pacifica.org/wordpress/ballot-request-form/    In the “Additional Notes” section of the form there, we recommend that you also include your phone number and/or e-mail address.  And if you don’t receive your ballot (or a satisfactory response) within about 2 days after filling out that form, then you should immediately contact the Local Election Supervisor, Nelsy Batista, at:  kpfa-les@pacifica.org  AND: 510-629-1458.  You should be receiving back information on how to vote online.

Thank-you!

About Laura Wells: Solutions
I ran for Controller in California in 2014 on a State Bank and Tax The Rich platform. I am part of the “No Corporate Money” Campaign, in which candidates pledge to take no corporate money and voters declare our intention to vote for no-corporate-money candidates. As a Green Party candidate for Governor of California in 2010, I was arrested outside a gubernatorial debate for “trespassing at a private party.” But we won't stop, and so let's create a "public party" where we debate solutions to California's finances, like implementing a State Bank and taxing the rich -- to reduce the disparity and open up opportunities. Twitter: @LauraWellsCA

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