Pacifica Local Station Board Elections
IT’S ELECTION TIME AGAIN AT PACIFICA!
ELECTION UPDATE: The deadline to file your nomination forms and qualify as a Candidate in the 2018 Local Station Board election has been extended to Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 5pm Local time.
The purpose of this extension is to allow additional time to inform interested members of this opportunity as well as process the wave of applications received in the last couple days.
If you want to vote or run for a seat on the local Board (or both!), be sure your membership is current and if not renew your membership by making a pledge of $25 no later than Monday, October 1st, 2018. Contact the KPFK Membership Department to sign up or renew your membership now!
Every eligible member will receive election information and voting instructions via First Class Mail or your personal email address.
Monday, Sep 24 Nomination Period opens (for 30 days)
Monday, Oct 1st Deadline to join Pacifica or renew your membership and qualify to vote/run in 2018
Wednesday, Oct 27 Nominations close
Thursday, Nov 15 Voting Period opens (for 35 days)
Thursday, Dec 20 Voting closes
Friday, Dec 21 Ballot Counts begin
Monday, Dec 31 Final election report is released
Elections are an important part of our democratic process so please get informed and spread the word to others – get in the game of democracy!
Contact: Graeme Drew, National Elections Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Election Supervisor Sought
KPFK is looking for a Local Election Supervisor (LES) to work with the National Election Supervisor (NES) on the upcoming Local Station Board Elections
Applications are now being received for the five Local Election Supervisor positions for the 2018 elections.
Please CLICK HERE for all the details and how to apply for this position
Application Deadline: Interviews begin on September 25 and will continue until the positions are filled.
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FEATURING JUAN CARLOS – The first wave of the refugee caravan from Central America arrived in Tijuana on Tuesday aboard 9 buses. Most of the migrants are from Honduras and have been traveling for over a month on foot and on trucks or buses when possible. The rest remain in Mexico and are expected to...
Fire Disaster in California Becomes the New “Abnormal”
FEATURING MELEIZA FIGUEROA – The death toll from Northern California’s “Camp Fire” has jumped to 48 as search and rescue crews find more bodies. The fire itself has also continued to grow and has so far consumed 8,800 structures. The size of the record-breaking blaze is about 130,000 acres – that’s larger than the city...
Billionaires, Not Voters, Are Deciding Elections
FEATURING SONALI KOLHATKAR – The recent midterm elections offered an opportunity for America’s moneyed elites to spend their ridiculous wealth on a catalog of their favorite causes and candidates. We are locked in a vicious cycle, where billionaires continue to amass wealth due to policies their influence has bought, which in turn enrich them with...
Headlines: November 14, 2018
The Wall Street Journal reported that the White House would continue churning through staff with the news on Tuesday of the possible firing of Gen. John Kelly and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The Journal also broke the news that the deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel would be let go, and indeed she was...
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Advocates: Trump Creating Border Crisis by Pitting Troops Against Women & Children Fleeing Violence
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to McAllen, Texas, today to visit some of the thousands of troops deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border by President Donald Trump. Nearly 6,000 active-duty troops are currently stationed in Texas, California and Arizona, following Trump's escalating attacks against the Central American caravan heading toward the border. Trump has warned that that number could swell to 15,000—more than the U.S. forces in Afghanistan and almost triple the number of troops in Iraq. According to some reports, the border deployments could cost $220 million, despite the fact the Pentagon does not see the caravan as a risk. Mattis's visit comes just days after the Trump administration announced new immigration rules to deny asylum to anyone who enters the country outside of a port of entry, a move the American Civil Liberties Union has called "illegal." We speak with Fernando Garcia, the founding director of the Border Network for Human Rights, an advocacy organization based in El Paso. We also speak with Liz Castillo, immigration reporter and managing editor with Neta, a community news outlet in the Rio Grande Valley.
As Jeff Bezos Earns $191K Per Minute, Why Are NY & VA Giving Amazon $3 Billion in Corporate Welfare?
Amazon has selected a pair of cities to host its new, expanded headquarters: Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City in Queens, New York. Amazon's decision came after a 14-month search that saw cities around the U.S. promise tax breaks, taxpayer-funded infrastructure and business-friendly ordinances in an effort to win what Amazon says will be $5 billion in new investment and thousands of jobs. Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam called the Amazon headquarter "a big win for Virginia," and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has similarly applauded Amazon's decision. But many local politicians have openly criticized authorities in New York and Virginia for backing the deals, which will create a total of 50,000 jobs. We host a roundtable discussion about Amazon and corporate welfare. In New York, we speak with Ron Kim, member of the New York State Assembly. He recently co-wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times headlined "New York Should Say No to Amazon." In Washington, D.C., we speak with Greg LeRoy, executive director of Good Jobs First, a watchdog group on economic development incentives. And in Portland, Maine, we speak with Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. She is the author of "Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses."
NY Politician: We Need to Block $3 Billion Handout for Amazon & Use Money to Forgive Student Debt
After a months-long PR campaign, Amazon has officially announced it will split its so-called second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., after being offered more than $3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives. The news prompted protests at the site of Amazon's future office complex in Long Island City, New York, to condemn the city and state governments for showering Amazon with massive tax breaks and other giveaways to entice the company to expand into the city. As part of the deal, New York taxpayers will even build a helipad for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is the richest man in the world. Many local politicians have openly criticized authorities in New York and Virginia for backing the deals, which will create a total of 50,000 jobs. We speak with New York Assemblymember Ron Kim, who is introducing legislation to block the deal and redirect taxpayer money away from Amazon subsidies and toward student debt relief. He recently co-wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times headlined "New York Should Say No to Amazon."
Headlines for November 14, 2018
California Wildfires Kill 50 Across State as Blazes Rage On, Police Arrest 51 Activists Demanding Climate Action from Pelosi, Landmark Climate Lawsuit by Young Activists in Legal Limbo, Pentagon Chief Mattis to Visit 6,000 Troops at U.S.-Mexico Border, Congressional Progressives Appear to Downplay Plans to Abolish ICE, Congressional Race Results Still Uncertain One Week After Midterms, Georgia: Black Woman State Senator Arrested at Peaceful Voter Protest, Fates of Senior Trump Advisers in Doubt After Clashes with FLOTUS, Trump Lawyers Prepare Answers in Mueller Probe, CNN Sues Trump over Acosta Ban, Chicago: Police Shoot and Kill a Black On-Duty Security Guard, FBI: Hate Crimes Up for Third Consecutive Year, Viral Photo of Wisconsin Students Giving Nazi Salute Draws Fire, Audio Reveals Iowa Rep. Steve King Calling Immigrants "Dirt", U.N. Calls for Halt to Forced Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees, Gaza: Ceasefire Halts Palestinian Rockets and Israeli Airstrikes, German Chancellor Backs Plan to Create a European Union Army
Lawsuits Flying in Florida's 2018 'Recount' Mess: 'BradCast' 11/14/2018
On today's BradCast: The electoral dysfunction --- and the fight to count every vote anyway --- continues today in Florida and Georgia, along with some new good news for Democrats elsewhere. At the same time, of course, the dysfunction of Donald Trump's White House never ends. [Audio link to full show is posted below.] After a [...]
CNN Pushes Back, Files Legal Action Against White House to Restore Acosta Press Credentials
On Tuesday, CNN, along with its Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, filed a federal complaint alleging President Donald J. Trump and high level White House personnel, including Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the U.S. Secret Service, violated their First Amendment free press rights to access White House press facilities. They also allege the Trump [...]
New Court Rulings Favor Voters Amid Election Count Fiascos in FL, GA: 'BradCast' 11/13/2018
The Trump dumpster fire continues at the White House today, with CNN filing a lawsuit to restore White House press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, fresh rumors of top Administration officials about to be axed, and a "stunning" public call from the First Lady to fire National Security Advisor John Bolton's top deputy. [...]
'Green News Report' - November 13, 2018
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Northern California's record-breaking Camp Fire now the most destructive, and the most deadly, in state history; State investigating utilities' role in sparking latest round of deadly wildfires; Kids' landmark climate lawsuit against the federal government placed on hold, again; PLUS: Judge halts all work on controversial Keystone XL pipeline... All that [...]
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