Greetings! I am Rose Mary Elizondo, a loyal listener sponsor for the past 12 years. I began participating in different KPFK activities almost from the start since learning of KPFK’s existence.
Due to the current critical moment we are in as a nation and as a network, I have decided to run for a spot on the KPFK Local Station Board. We are in a historical moment where not only our future as individuals but our future as a human race is in the balance. With issues such as Climate Change, endless continuing wars, the drive by Corporations to control our very lives, it is urgent that Pacifica and KPFK, be reinstated to a strong financial status. We cannot afford to lose KPFK as the only independent voice on the Radio Airwaves in Southern California.
Because Pacifica was founded to serve as an educational oasis for the Public I see it as the Voice of Reason. It serves a fundamental role in informing the community on all kinds of matters which affect us and are simply not heard on the Corporate Media. It truly is a University of the Airwaves. We must assure that KPFK be able to continue fulfilling the Pacifica Mission.
I see a need for Candidates for the LSB that are truly committed to the station, to the Pacifica Mission and the Pacifica Network. We need individuals that are willing to be actively engaged to participate in not only the LSB meetings but also fulfill the duties as described in the Pacifica Bylaws, Article 7. These involve participating in committees whose many functions need full engagement by the LSB members on those committees. It is a time consuming responsibility that should not be taken lightly, much less forsaken.
I currently serve on the Outreach Committee and have done so the past few years. As a member of the Outreach Committee I help plan and host different activities. One of these is Movie Night which we hold several times a year. The movies we screen are always educational and related to current events. One example is the movie Bitter Seeds which explained in detail the effects that GMO seeds have had upon the lives (and deaths) of farmers from India.
The Outreach Committee also plans and hosts at least one community picnic a year. We are hoping to expand these and other activities to new communities as time goes on. The Outreach Committee serves a very special function within our communities.
Besides the Outreach Committee I helped represent KPFK in the Martin Luther King parade this past January. I also support many other Community groups by participating in their activities. I am currently an active member of the Greater Pasadena Affordable Housing Group.
As a member of the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition, I respectfully ask for your vote and for your support of other Grassroots candidates so we can move KPFK forward.