Endorsements for the 2019 Rescue Pacifica Slate of Candidates for the KPFA Local Station Board

Danny Glover – Actor, director/producer and political activist

Medea Benjamin – Author, Activist, Co-Founder Global Exchange, Code Pink

Abby Martin, Journalist, producer, “An Ocean of Lies” & “The Empire Files

Gayle McLaughlin – Former Mayor of Richmond, CA

Cindy Sheehan – “Peace Mom,” nationally-known antiwar organizer, radio host

Gayle McLaughlin – Former Mayor of Richmond

Mumia Abu-Jamal – Author, Broadcaster

Eduardo Martinez – Richmond City Council member

Dennis Bernstein – Host and Producer, Flashpoints

Jackie Goldberg, LAUSD School Board member, former legislator and Free Speech Movement activist

Karen Pickett  –   Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters, Global Justice Ecology Project, Earth First

Verna Avery Brown – Host of What’s At Stake, former host Pacifica Network News

Andres Soto – Host of El Show de Andres Soto on KPFA, Organizer at Communities for a Better Environment, Jazz musician

Joe Lauria – editor, Consortium News

Tony Sustak – Environmental and labor activist, Point Molate Alliance, Richmond

Joan Sekler – Documentary filmmaker

Justin Richardson, Past President, WORT Community Radio, Board of Directors

Ayanna Gregory – Musical artist and daughter of Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist.

Steve Zeltzer –  Host of Work Week Radio on KPFA, Founder of Labor Fest

Dale Baum, Professor Emeritus of History, Texas A&M University

Daniel Haiphong, co-author, American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News, and columnist, Black Agenda Report

Bonnie Faulkner – Host of Guns & Butter (now on WBAI New York)

Larry Shoup – Historian, author (Wall Street’s Think Tank)

Clarence Thomas – former Business agent of International Longshore and Warehouse Union #10, member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Mary Ratcliff — Editor, San Francisco Bay View newspaper

Gar Smith – Co-founder and Director, Environmentalists Against War. 

George Coates– Playwright, theatrical producer, creator of KPFA’s Twit Wit Radio.

Bill Balderston – Oakland Educational Association

Mickey Huff – Host of Project Censored Show, Professor of History at Diablo Valley College

Gerald Horne, prolific historian, frequent contributor on Pacifica public affairs shows

Michael Rubin – SEIU 1000 Delegate, Alameda Labor Council

Peter Phillips – Co-founder of Project Censored Show, Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University

Carole Seligman, Editor, Socialist Viewpoint magazine

Anthony Fest– Producer of Project Censored Show. 20-year KPFA Weekend News host

Jack Heyman – former Business agent of International Longshore and Warehouse Union #10

Matt Sedillo, internationally-renowned slam poetry champion and Chicano class struggle activist

Ann Garrison – KPFA news reporter, contributor to Black Agenda Report, San Francisco Bay View, Counterpunch, Consortium News

Khalil Bendib – Award-winning cartoonist, co-host Voices of the Middle East and North America

Frank Sterling –  Co-director, KPFA Apprenticeship Program

Riva Enteen  –  Chair of first KPFA LSB, former Program Director, SF National Lawyers Guild

Miguel Gavilan Molina – KPFA programmer, La Onda Bajita and Flashpoints

Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone, producers of Taking Aim

Milton Allimadi – Publisher, Black Star News

Joy Moore – KPFA program producer

Maria Gilardin – Host of TUC Radio

Aidan Hill, Berkeley Commission on Homelessness, 2018 Berkeley City Council candidate

Paul Larudee — The Association for Investment in Popular Action Committee

Mary Prophet — Previously: Member, KPFA Community Advisory Board; Steering Committee, US Labor Against the War; Delegate, Alameda County Central Labor Council; Chair, California Teacher’s Association Peace & Justice Caucus     

Laura Wells – former Green Party gubernatorial candidate

Otis Maclay – Pacifica Foundation engineer

Marsha Feinland – former Peace & Freedom Party presidential and senatorial candidate

Attila Nagy – Board President, Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County

Tracy Rosenberg – Executive Director, Media Alliance

Diane Fujino, noted historian and biographer, UC Santa Barbara professor

Cynthia Johnson – Berkeley Federation of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU)

Andrea Prichett – Co-founder of Berkeley Copwatch, Berkeley school teacher, musician

Jan Arnold – Activist

Ed Biow – Occupy Oakland, Sudo Room Tech Collective

Richard Tan – National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco Law School

Jeff Blankfort – Co-founder of (the real) Save KPFA in 1993 and Take Back KPFA in 1995

Stephen Brown – WBAI board member

Scooter Skutre – KPFT Audio/Video Producer

Virginia Browning – Former KPFA board member

Mitchel Cohen – Anti-pesticide campaign organizer, author, poet

Barbara & Barry Deutsch – KPFA listener activists

Orion Edmondson – Jazz musician, songwriter and educator

Oscar Garcia – Rank and File Teamster and longtime listener, Santa Rosa

Steve Gilmartin – freelance editor

Tom Voorhees – KPFA and Pacifica board member, project engineer for many of the over 200  Pacifica affiliate radio stations. 

Tarnel Abbott   – Co-founder, Richmond Progressive Alliance

Charlie Fisher, KPFA Listener member, professor emeritus Brandeis University, author and political activist

Chandra Hauptman – Former KPFA board member

Daniel Borgström – member of Veterans for Peace East Bay Chapter 162, member of LMNOP, the Lake Merritt peace walk, and member of KPFA’s Local Station Board

Suzanne Aldrich – website designer

Greg Jan – Oakland and Alameda Green Party activist

John V. Walsh – Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), writes for Counter Punch, Consortium News, and others

Carol Brouillet – founder of 9/11 Film Festival, Green Party congressional candidate  in 2006 and 2008

Sharonne Salaam, Mother of one of the Central Park 5, Member, Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated

Frank Lambert and Eleanor Hoover – Monterey County Green Party

Per Fagerang – host of  “Fight the Empire” on KBOO-FM, Portland Oregon

Deborah Marks – Oscar Grant Committee

Sandi Morey – musician/music teacher and jeweler. Member of LMNOP, the Lake Merritt peace walk

Shim Farrell – retired teacher, union member OEA & OFT, (veteran of 4 long strikes), Pacifica subscriber since 1957 (KPFK & KPFA).  Member of LMNOP, the Lake Merritt peace walk

Rick Perez – Father of Pedie Perez (Murdered by Richmond PD ), Oscar Grant Committee

Richard Phelps – Attorney, Former Chair of the KPFA LSB

Mara Rivera – Co-op member-owner (Rainbow Grocery)

Frank Running Horse – Social justice activist and union organizer

Carol Shaw – Attorney at Law, Castro Valley

John Sheridan – Visual artist, Coalition for a Democratic Pacifica

Phoebe Sorgen – Move to Amend

Henry Norr – Former KPFA LSB member, Gaza Freedom Flotilla volunteer

Pamela Spevack –NOW, OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change)

Mary Behm-Steinberg – Disability activist, candidate for Berkeley City Council 2018

Joe Wanzala – Former KPFA board member

Dave Welsh – Former LSB member, retired postal worker, and also a member of Veterans for Peace.

Stan Woods –  Former Executive Board Member International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local Six and former KPFA local station board and Program Council member 

Tim Laidman – Member, Green Party Contra Costa County Council

Rick Sterling – Independent Journalist

Catherine Norman – retired teacher

Fred Norman –  ten-year military veteran, antiwar poet

Vince Dijanich –  member of Veterans for Peace, Vietnam combat veteran 1969

Gregory Ross –  Vietnam Navy veteran, Veterans for Peace Chapter 162 member

Jessica Montiel   – member, Green Party Contra Costa County Council

James McFadden  –  UC Berkeley Research Physicist, KPFA LSB, Alameda Green Party

Beth Youhn – labor & housing activist, construction worker: crane operator for 25 years, antiwar activist

Loriel Golden – Singer~Songwriter~Keyboardist~Guitarist, “Timeless Sound” Concerts for the Forest to benefit Center for Biological Diversity and Save the Redwoods League, Sebastopol

Chris Kinder –  long time KPFA member/contributor & listener, supports rescuing KPFA/Pacifica from all attempts at privatization


Alameda County Peace and Freedom party  – {organizational endorsement}

Veterans for Peace – East Bay Chapter 162– {organizational endorsement} We are anti-war and endorsing for the RP stance against regime-change and “humanitarian” wars

Code Pink – {organizational endorsement}

Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peac – {organizational endorsement)

Green Party of Santa Clara County – {organizational endorsement}

Green Party of Alameda County – {organizational endorsement}

Green Party of Contra Costa County Council – {organizational endorsement}

Green Party of San Francisco – {organizational endorsement}

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