Rescue Pacifica-affiliated local board members called a meeting for April 30, 2020 since the full board was out of compliance with the bylaws, not having met since January 11, 2020. The bylaws require local boards to meet every 60 days.
15 of the 16 UIR-affiliated reps boycotted the meeting, but 35 members showed up and a town hall discussion was held. The audio recording is below. Vice-Chair Marilyn Langlois presided in the absence of the board chair.
Anti-Democratic Bylaws Proposal Defeated 66% – 34%
Pacifica members and workers rejected an anti-democratic bylaws revision that would have ended the reforms adopted in 2002, after KPFA was raided and forcibly shut down by a self-appointed board of directors in the summer of 1999.
After voting closed on March 19, certified results were released on the afternoon of March 23, showing that both listener members and workers were issuing a thumbs down on the proposal by an almost identical 2-1 margin in parallel elections.
Certified results can be viewed here.
Rescue Pacifica thanks the many KPFA members and staffers who voted no. Our affiliated local station board members (elected by you!) are eager to get back to work on your behalf.
A host of prominent progressives supported the “NO” campaign including actor Danny Glover, Global Exchange co-founder Media Benjamin, Empire Files host Abby Martin, and CA Progressive Alliance founder Gayle McLaughlin.
An especially warm thanks to those of you who supported our Rescue Pacifica Voter Education Fund, which allowed us to get accurate info out to the entire KPFA membership.
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