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Listener Candidate for the KPFK Local Station Board
Statement
I am running to support KPFK programs and community outreach efforts as a representative of our latino communities. I was a weekly listener to All Things Considered, and particularly when Antonio Gonzalez broadcasted his weekly programs addressing Latino political issues.
Answers to Candidate Questionnaire
1. What experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the local station board to advance the station's mission?
  I bring my years of experience doing community outreach services for grassroots organizations, campaigns and issues such as the successfully Amending the Three Strikes law. I serve on the board for progressive organizations such as ADA SoCal, and have served with Chicano groups such as David Sanchez' Brown Berets, Chicano Unidos of Orange County, and Los Amigos of Orange County. I am actively involved with Latina group women artists and writers such as with Naomi Quinonez, Latina women Circular,
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  I appreciate the progressive positions on our political issues, programs that address them, and speak up about them, such as opposition on the Voter Restrictions taking place across our Nation.
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  I would like to see more community input and participation with outreach to the Latino communities.
4. Describe what you anticipate would be your top three priorities or areas of focus if you were elected to the local station board.
  I would like to focus on community outreach and involvement in creative ways for listeners to get involved. I would also work on outreach within the latino communities, addressing Latino issues. And, work on fundraising for KPFK.
5. Sustainability is an important part of any nonprofit operation. What are your thoughts on how the board can help to improve the station's financial footing?
  I would like to work on collaborating with groups and organizations for joint fundraising..
6. Is there anything else you would like prospective voters to know?
  I believe in the work KPFK does, and I know it takes group efforts and collaboration to accomplish its goals and aspirations.
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