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Listener Candidate for the KPFK Local Station Board
Those of us desperate to undo oligarchy, fascism, wealth inequality, human rights abuses, and systemic racism — and to replace greed, oppression, and division with kindness and social services, freedom and opportunity — need to wake up: We can’t win hearts and minds if we’re outmaneuvered. Right-wingers have bought up the majority of American media outlets. What does the left have as a counterweight?

KPFK. KPFA, KPFT, WPFW, WBAI. Add a few other stations scattered around the country and that’s pretty much it for major broadcast media.

We need for Pacifica to survive and thrive. That’s why, even though I hate the idea of taking sides among factions — the left is strongest united — I supported New Day Pacifica’s bylaws referendum to revitalize Pacifica. Having assisted on that campaign, and being both a progressive activist and entertainment industry creative veteran whose goal has been to reach as wide an audience as possible, I’m running for the LSB and seek your support.

For 15 years I’ve been VP, Communications for the Palisades Dem Club, co-chairing the PaliDems Political Courage/Human Rights Awards and twice co-managing the nationally impactful Westside Democratic Headquarters (with plans to open another physical GOTV office in Santa Monica this August through the election). DPSFV Truman Award recipient and former e-board member. Campaigner for Sanders and Warren in the 2020 primaries, then for Biden/Harris and (D)/progressive candidates and props in the general.

Have called, texted, trained volunteers, captained a bus, and had doors slammed on me in California, Nevada, and Florida. (Just a few — more people were happy to talk.) Co-chair of Human Rights Watch L.A. Film Club Committee, serving on HRWLA Executive and DEI Committees. Was alt rep to the Palisades Community Council. Have volunteered with CA Clean Money, Health Care for All–CA, the Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence, Palisadians for Peace, and Recording for the Blind.

Jobwise I’m a creative consultant, having been a television exec at HBO Digital, Disney/ABC, and MTV. All of which has informed the perspective I have on the importance of airing professional-level programming that people love. Our media, including KPFK and Pacifica, shapes society. That’s why the right doesn’t mind spending and even losing billions (think early Fox News deficits and Musk’s $44B Twitter takeover and right-wingification) if it helps them cling to power. The left needs to up our game.

First job post-college was speechwriter/lobbyist for Mass Citizen Action, a Cambridge, MA public interest org. Married to a comedy writer; our twin boys graduated from college in NYC after attending LAUSD public schools. Thankfully our cat is filling the otherwise empty nest.

I love KPFK and revere Pacifica’s history and its potential. I’m running in hopes of playing a small, supportive role in helping Pacifica stay independent while growing its diverse listener base, coffers, and influence.
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