WPFW 2016 Elections: Why you should vote and Who to Vote for

WPFW Listeners and Staff

Please

Vote in The Local Station Board Election

Vote ONLINE by Sept. 30, 2016

If you vote by Mail it MUST arrive in CA by Sept. 30, 2016


WHY You Should Vote

We need YOU to participate for the election to be declared valid !

A certain % of the eligible voters must participate to reach quorum (25% of staff and 10% of listeners), and if quorum is not met, the election will be declared void, resulting in:
1) Wasting $16,ooo+ on the cost to conduct the election; and if the voting period needs to be extended to reach quorum, the costs will go up!

2) All the current LSB remain until the next election (unless term limited), but those whose elected term expires will remain even though not certified to run for reelection.

Pacifica is unique in the nonprofit world – providing the right to staff and listener-members to run as candidates for our governing body and to vote for these candidates, is the most important benefit of membership in WPFW/Pacifica, because it provides a mechanism to directly influence the decisions made at our station, and network – the Pacifica Foundation.

Each LSB elects 4 representatives to the Pacifica National Board (PNB), the organization’s highest decision-making body. Decisions made there in the near future will determine whether or not WPFW and the Foundation survive; and what direction the organization will take.  If the organization is to truly represent its staff and listeners, we must ALL participate in determining who these representatives will be.

If you have NOT received a ballot, or if you received the wrong ballot (ex. you are Staff but received a Listener ballot) please contact the

Local Election Supervisor at: 

les-wpfw2016@pacifica.or

WHO To Vote For

 STAFF ELECTION

(A) REGULAR CANDIDATES: Rob Simms – We encourage you to vote for Rob, a former LSB member.

(B) WRITE-IN CANDIDATES:   Arthur McCloud – We encourage you to vote for Arthur as a WRITE-IN CANDIDATE.  He currently serves on the LSB and has focused on programming issues.  Due to a misunderstanding, he was unable to become a regular candidate.

CMS support for these candidates DOES NOT mean that they are members of CMS or support CMS’s positions. We support them simply because we feel they would continue to make, valuable contributions to the LSB and the survival of the station.

——————————————————————————————————–
LISTENER ELECTION

Because we only have 6 certified candidates to fill 9 seats, please WRITE-IN 3 CANDIDATES to fill the remaining seats !

(I) WRITE-IN CANDIDATES – CMS recommends that you WRITE-IN these candidates on your ballot:

1) Christine Cutter – Christine was recently elected to fill a vacancy on the LSB

2) Lonnie Hall – Lonnie applied as a regular candidate, attended all the candidate meet-and-greets but one of his documents was sent but not received by the election supervisors, which prevented him from being placed on the regular ballot.

3) Murray (“Cliff”) Smith – Cliff was recently elected to fill a vacancy on the LSB, and has been a member of the LSB Programming Committee for the last two years.  He started out as a regular candidate in this election, but was prevented from completing the certification process due to a personal emergency.

CMS support for these candidates DOES NOT mean that they are members of CMS or support CMS’s positions. We support them simply because we feel they would continue to make, valuable contributions to the LSB and the survival of the station.

(I) REGULAR CANDIDATES
CMS encourages all listener-members to vote for ALL 6 certified candidates on the ballot. 

(A) Among these, 2 are members of CMS :

1) Martha Peterson – Martha is a current member of the LSB and an active member of the Relocation and fundraising  committees.

2) Benito Diaz – Benito is a former member of the LSB and the national board, and a current member of the Finance and Programming committees.

(B) Of the 4 remaining regular candidates, 3 agreed to be recommended by CMS:

3) Eileen Rosen – Eileen served as the LSB’s Treasurer Pro Tem for part of this year, is an active member of the Finance Committee, and was recently elected to fill a vacancy on the LSB .

4) Meridith Cordisco – Meridith was recently elected to fill a vacancy on the LSB

5) Vicki McGill – Vicki is a current member of the LSB and has been working on social media issues.

candidate statements AT: http://elections.pacifica.org/wordpress/wpfw-candidates/

 

One comment

  1. Alan Barysh

    The last few elections seem to me to have been rigged. The last time I rancher were 11 people trying to fill 10 seats.This seemed odd to me. One of the people had not won to an LSB meeting in three months and stll ran! I also feel the trickle down voting pattern stinks! Why should my vote go to some one I did not vote for? This l S B is a glorified Student Council

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s