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Listener Candidate for the KPFA Local Station Board
Long Statement
Christina Huggins: I've been a listener since 1965. Some accomplishments are: Vice-President of CWA 2002 to 2015, Alameda Labor Council member, Board Member of "The House" at San Quentin (providing support for family members of inmates), Steering Committee of Marin People for Peace, Human Rights work in Chile in 1981- Interviewed torture victims with my former husband who is a photojournalist and presented the information to Bay Area Organizations, Churches, La Pena, etc. and when we returned to the Bay Area we started an action-phone-line in our apartment for recorded alerts of any news of disappeared or arrested Chilenos, V.P of CWA 9404, Executive Board Member of Marin County Labor Council. J.P. Stevens Boycott Committee member, Worked with Casa Chile and Casa Nicaragua in San Francisco in the 80's, worked for AT&T as an Operator, Clerk, then Comm Tech concurrent to serving as Union Officer & organizer, Union Organizer, attended College of Marin for Pre-law, Conflict Resolution Seminar at UC Berkeley, 35+ years of training courses from CWA International, Negotiated Union Contracts, Testified before the CPUC against Pacific Telephone in early 70's for illegal monitoring practices resulting in expansion of beep tone use. I developed and presented a Cultural Diversity Program based on the "Teaching Tolerance" project developed by "The Southern Poverty Law Center" and delivered it to 250 AT&T employees in the mid-80's. Worked as Delegate with others at CWA International Conventions to successfully pass a Resolution against the war in Iraq.

KPFA is a vital resource for left and progressive communities, and occupies a unique space for reporting information due to its independence from corporate sponsors. I support the well-trained staff and volunteers who are critical to the station's success. We have a permanent general manager and program director for the first time in many years. This provides greater opportunities for us in working to expand KPFA's audience.

I will work with other LSB Members to develop strategies for expanding sources of funding for KPFA. It is important to hear all perspectives. If we can listen respectfully to each other, we can work through our differences with the common goal of keeping KPFA vibrant moving forward.
Biography
Christina Huggins: I've been a listener since 1965, formerly
Vice-President of CWA 2002 to 2015, Alameda Labor Council member, Board Member of "The House" at San Quentin (providing support for family members of inmates), Steering Committee of Marin People for Peace, Human Rights work in Chile in 1981, V.P of CWA 9404, Executive Board Member of Marin County Labor Council.

KPFA is a vital resource for left and progressive communities, and occupies a unique space for reporting information due to its independence from corporate sponsors. I support the well-trained staff and volunteers who are critical to the station's success. We have a permanent general manager and program director for the first time in many years. This provides greater opportunities for us in working to expand KPFA's audience.

I will work with other LSB Members to develop strategies for expanding sources of funding for KPFA. It is important to hear all perspectives; that will enable us to reach our goal of keeping KPFA vibrant moving forward.
 
Answers to Candidate Questionnaire
1. In what ways is the station moving in a positive direction, that you would want to continue or perhaps improve?
  It is great there is a new general manager who is very successful at managing!
3. What key experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the Local Station Board to advance the station's mission?
  I have many, many years of meetings as both an attendee and as the moderator. I am good at negotiating and like working with people to achieve a positive goal.
4. What ideas do you have for helping the station and the Pacifica Foundation meet the financial challenges currently being faced?
  I am considering creative ways to reach out in an effective way to Union Organizations.
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