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From: Pacifica Restructuring Project <PacificaRestructuring@gmail.com>
Date: September 16, 2019 at 6:53:00 PM EDT
To: <whitebluethunder@aol.com>
Subject: Sign our petition to reform Pacifica’s governance/boards to save Pacifica
Reply-To: <PacificaRestructuring@gmail.com>

PACIFICA RESTRUCTURING PROJECT

Your signature is needed to help save Pacifica!

Pacifica Radio, once one of the most important resources for progressives in these troubled times is in trouble. We have a very important mission but fulfillment of that has been hampered by problems with its boards and governance. It has the potential to change the direction of our nation, but it is nowhere near living up to its potential. We, a group of concerned members and activists, are asking for your support for a critical step to correct this right now.
 
One of the major difficulties Pacifica faces is an unwieldy and contentious governance system that has crippled its management in addressing serious issues such as the changing media landscape, the changing fundraising paradigm of younger generations, and the necessity for first rate programming to inform, educate and inspire listeners and supporters in this critical time.

Help us rebuild our governanceClick to sign our petition for new Pacifica Bylaws: form.jotform.com/42244096312953

Quite frankly, Pacifica stations have not produced local or national boards of directors capable of addressing these issues without such destructive polarization that management cannot make and carry out plans of action without the board countermanding those plans or stifling them or micromanaging them to the point of complete breakdown and inefficacy.

To fix this problem we are proposing changing the Bylaws to change the governance structure. Under the new structure the Pacifica National Board of Directors would be reduced in number from twenty-two (22) to eleven (11) members.  Five (5) of the Directors would be elected directly by the members at each of the five Pacifica radio stations, and six (6) “At-Large” Directors would be elected by the board itself.  The “At-Large” directors would be chosen for their skills and leadership in areas including alternative media and movement work, financial planning and fundraising work, and their commitment to Pacifica’s peace and justice mission and purpose since its establishment in 1949.

Local Station Boards would be eliminated, but Community Advisory Boards at each station would be emphasized and supported to bring listener concerns and views into station programming decisions.

Click here to learn more, and to sign our petition for new Pacifica Bylaws to rebuild our governance:
form.jotform.com/42244096312953

Today, facing mounting debt (on account of hard decisions not taken years ago, and because of declining listenership), Pacifica will sink below the waves if it does not make a major course correction in its structure and leadership.  We ask your help in making this happen.

We ask your support for a vision of a Pacifica structure that can rise to the challenge of the times.
This can only be achieved by the membership of the foundation, and that is you! Your support will be transformative!

Click here to see the details and sign our petition to enable a governance structure for the 21st century: 
form.jotform.com/42244096312953

Thank you for supporting Pacifica and your local Pacifica station, and please donate in its next fund drive, too!

The Pacifica Restructuring Project is the work of three current Pacifica Board members, Bill Crosier, Donald Goldmacher, and Mansoor Sabbagh; four former Pacifica Board members, Sherry Gendelman, Carol Spooner, Akio Tanaka, and Carole Travis; former Chair and current Vice-Chair of the KPFA Local Station Board Susan da Silva; and former President of the Pacifica Foundation Peter Franck.

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DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Pacifica Foundation communication nor an official communication of any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio). Opinions and facts alleged here belong to the author(s) of this e-mail only and do reflect the editorial stance or policy of the Pacifica Foundation, or any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA, KPFK, KPFT, WBAI, WPFW), or the opinions of its management, Pacifica National Board, station staff or other listener members. This communication has not been paid for by the Pacifica Foundation.
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