Pacifica Board Secretary Andrea Cisco has resigned. She confirmed
the move in a conversation this afternoon with Pacifica Campaign
activist and fired WBAI Program Director Bernard White. Pacifica
board majority lawyer Daly Temchine also notified lawyers for the
Pacifica litigants that she was prepared to step down.
Technically, the resignation will become effective when the
paperwork for a dismissal of all claims against her by the Pacifica
litigants -- the Local Advisory Board members, the dissident
National Board members and listeners -- has been completed. The
plaintiffs from the legal actions have offered to dismiss all claims
against the majority Pacifica Board members if they resign by
Thursday, July 19, at 5:00 pm.
The Cisco resignation brings the number of defections from the
corporate clique to five since February, when we launched our
campaign. The other Pacifica board members that have resigned are:
Chair David Acosta, Treasurer Micheal Palmer and members Karolyn Van
Putten and Frank Millspaugh.
The Pacifica Campaign thanks Andrea Cisco for doing the right
thing. We urge Pacifica board members Ken Ford, John Murdock, Bert
Lee, Wendell L. Johns, Valrie Chambers and Bob Farrell to respond in
kind. Please continue to write and call them. Ask them to put the
interests of Pacifica Radio first. Visit:
http://www.progressiveportal.org/letters/pacifica/resign/ Every day
that the network's precious resources are wasted on lawyers' fees
and high-powered Beltway PR firms in a fight for their untenable
position is another breach of fiduciary responsibilities.
This latest resignation is a victory for people power. And as
long as we stay vigilant, disciplined and united, and stick to our
movement's humanistic values, we will achieve our goals. Let's keep
the pressure on!!