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December 10, 2001

Pacifica Campaign Action Alert


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At a Washington meeting three weeks ago, the Pacifica National Board voted unanimously to resign and reconstitute themselves along more democratic lines. But the Pacifica Board majority has been backing out of the deal - the second time in a month that they've reneged on an agreement with reformers.

Now, a California judge has ordered the entire Pacifica National Board to hold a mandatory meeting Tuesday, December 11, to try to settle the three lawsuits presently before the court (the listener suit, the Local Advisory Board suit, and a suit by dissident national board members.)

This proceeding, which was pushed by Pacifica reformers, is only "mandatory" in the sense that all attorneys and all persons on both sides whose consent is necessary for a settlement must either be present in person or by telephone. The judge has no power to force the two sides to accept any particular settlement, merely to recommend possible terms.

The Pacifica Campaign is joining with other reform organizations nationwide in demanding that board members implement the Washington Accord or resign. With Pacifica's debt mounting to an estimated $4 million, the 52-year-old network is heading for disaster. It is time for the Pacifica crisis to end.

We especially call on Valrie Chambers, Bert Lee, and John Murdock to do the honorable thing. They should accept responsibility for the chaos at the network and recognize that new leadership is desperately needed.

Call and fax today. Please be polite. Simply urge them to implement the Washington Accord and/or resign from the Pacifica board today.

Valrie Chambers
Tel: 361-825-6012
Fax: 361-825-2725

John Murdock
Tel: 202-861-0900
Fax: 202-296-2882

Bert Lee
Tel: 202-248-1896
Fax: 202-244-1151
(no email)


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Dear Pacifica National Board member, The crisis that has rocked the Pacifica radio network for the last two years can come to an end tomorrow. Every day of delay creates new damage to Pacifica. I call on you to do what's right: put the future of the Pacifica network first and resign.