M E M O R A N D U M
TO: Justice and Unity Campaign
FROM: Gene A. Johnson, Jr. WBAI Local Election Supervisor
DATE: August 17, 2015
RE: Pacifica Campaign Provision Violation Warning
This memo is a warning to inform the Justice and Unity Campaign, inclusive of known WBAI Listener Local Board Candidates: John Brinkley, King Downing, Eugene Hammonds, Pauline Park, Ralph Poynter, Dacio Quintana and promoted write in candidate Lynne Stewart, is in violation of the Pacifica Fair Campaign Provision.
The Justice and Unity website listed on the above mentioned candidates’ statements does not have a disclaimer and specifically violates the following Pacifica Fair Campaign Provision:
7. Internet endorsements (meaning for or against any named candidate): All staff and management that maintain a website with station logos, call letters and/or references to station programs are subject to, and shall be bound by these rules:
d. Disclaimer to be used on any website bearing the names or partial names of an official Pacifica website but independent of any Pacifica station. “DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Pacifica Foundation website nor an official website of any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio). Opinions and facts alleged on this site belong to the author(s) of the website only and should NOT be assumed to be true or to reflect the editorial stance or policy of the Pacifica Foundation, or any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio), or the opinions of its management, Pacifica National Board, station staff or other listener members.”
It is the responsibility of the Justice and Unity Campaign inclusive of known WBAI Listener Local Board Candidates: John Brinkley, King Downing, Eugene Hamonds, Pauline Park, Ralph Poynter, Dacio Quintana and promoted write in candidate Lynne Stewart, to correct this violation and ensure that the violation does not happen again. If there are any other violations, even if it occurs without your foreknowledge, it will result in the imposition of a censure.
The campaign violation was corrected in a timely fashion.