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DC Pacifica Rally Saturday, June 9th

Tell the NAHB that Ken Ford must resign from the Pacifica Board

Tell the NAHB that Ken Ford must resign from Pacifica Board OUT OF PACIFICA: KEN FORD and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of HOME BUILDERS -LET THEM KNOW IN DC!

WHAT: Tell the NAHB that Ken Ford must resign from Pacifica Board

WHERE: WPFW, 2390 Champlain St. NW, Washington DC one block from Columbia in Adams Morgan (from Dupont Circle, Take 42 Metro Bus Towards MOUNT PLEASANT, to NW 18TH ST & NW COLUMBIA RD, walk 0.2 miles SE.

WHEN: Saturday June 9th, 2 PM for more info, call the Pacifca Campaign in NY at 646-230-9588.

Please join us in Washington DC to let Pacifica and the National Association of Home Builders know that Ken Ford doesn't belong on the Pacifica Board. A bus will be leaving from New York City and will return in the evening.

Ken Ford was promoted to the position of Vice Chair in March 2000 to replace David Acosta, who succeeded Mary Berry as Chair. Although Ford's term on the Board has expired, he retains his seat illegitimately and in direct violation of Pacifica's by-laws. He supports and participates in the renegade actions of the current governing board, saying the Pacifica network's mission is outdated and "we are a corporation...we have to operate as a business."

Ken Ford created a position for himself (Emergency Response Chair) at the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), the nation's most powerful builders' lobby.

The NAHB claims the third largest trade lobbying group in the country, which raises over 2 million dollars each election cycle and uses its considerable resources to fight the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act and its access guidelines - and fair housing compliance in general. According to the Ragged Edge, a disability rights magazine, "NAHB has systematically worked to prevent the passage of every and any piece of legislation that might mandate any access feature in housing (accomodating the disabled) no matter how minimum."

The NAHB also champions the dismantling of environmental protections in order to remove corporate actions from public oversisght. They wrote an amicus brief in support of a government rollback of wetlands protection and have written against Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act. They quash initiatives for the preservation of environmentally sensitive areas and open spaceswhile hiding behind a "greencover" Public Relations campaign and "environmentally friendly" lesson programs for grade school children that promotes the corporate agenda and undermines environmental education.

WHY IS AN NAHB STAFFER ON THE PACIFICA BOARD??

TELL KEN FORD AND THE NAHB THAT AN EXECUTIVE WHO:

  • Champions the Development Industry
  • Chooses environmental degradation over stewardship
  • Supports segregation of disabled over accessible housing
  • Promotes disinformation in the media and the classroom
  • Thinks the Pacifica mission is outdated and wants corporate culture

KEN FORD DOES NOT BELONG AT A LISTENER SPONSORED COMMUNITY RADIO STATION!