Reports are coming in from all over of people who didn't get ballots, people who didn't get replacements, people who were disenfranchised of their opportunity to vote in the 2007 KPFK Local Station Board elections. After years of struggle to get democratic elections at the Pacifica Radio Network, it seems that someone just couldn't get it together to get the ballots out of every member.
A non-partisan listener, committed to making this experiment in corporate democracy work, wants to hear from you. Send your story by January 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (the Pacifica National Board, the KPFK member, and the National Elections Supervisor).
Include your contact information and whatever details you can recall. Are you a member by volunteering, through a waiver, or by a cash contribution? When did you become a member? How long have you been a member? Did you get a ballot in the November 23 mailing? Did you lose it? Did you decide to change it? Did you know you could request a replacement? Or didn't you get a ballot at all? Did you request one? What was the response?
I have no access to this email box, but the owner has agreed to let me
know generally how many complaints come in and if there seems to be a
And I promise you, whether or not I'm elected, if the emails you send prove that what I'm hearing is more than anectodal, I will take this up with the Local Station Board and the Pacfica National Board. Pacifica members struggled too long and suffered too much to get this vote to let it slip away.