Pacifica Campaign Action Alert For
Friday, June 15 through Mon. June 18th
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
MAKE SEVERAL PHONE CALLS TODAY
Our collective action is having results. Please read this
background material, or jump below and make as many of the calls as
you can and send the suggested email . The people to call are listed
in order of priority - if you can only make one call, call the
NAHB Employees Run Amok in US Capital - Threaten to Kill US
Senator, Destroy Pacifica Radio.
The National Association of Home Builders need to rein in several
of their employees, it seems. On Thursday, June 7th, an unnamed NAHB
lobbyist threatened to kill US Senator James Jeffords. NAHB staffer
Ken Ford has advanced to the acting Chairmanship of the Pacifica
Foundation Board of Directors, following the June 13th resignation
of David Acosta. Ford has consistently denied awareness of or
responsibility for any of the chaos and mismanagment that is
currently destroying Pacifica, claiming that the Board Chair is the
one to complain to. He is now that person.
The death threat was reported on in this week's Counterpunch:
"Meanwhile, the Capitol Police have launched an investigation
into a lobbyist for the Louisiana Home Builders Association who
allegedly made a death threat against Jeffords last Thursday.
The unnamed lobbyist, who was on his way to a meeting with Sen.
Mary Landrieu (D La.), apparently stopped off in Jeffords' office to
tell a staffer that he wanted to kill the Senator because he bailed
out of the GOP.
Bruce Smith, president of the National Association of Home
Builders, confirmed the incident to The Associated Press. He
condemned the lobbyist's action and offered an apology to Jeffords.
The Capitol Police and Jeffords' office both declined to comment
on the investigation. Jeffords has been flanked by a couple of
plainclothes officers for weeks because of numerous death threats."
Please call the following executives and board members of the
NAHB, and ask them to rein in their employees. tell them that Ken
Ford has, since June 13th, advanced to the Chairmanship of the
Pacifica Board, and that his attempted destruction of the Pacifica
Foundation has created a national furor, with the NAHB at the
Bruce Smith, NAHB President
Smith Quality Homes Inc.
Mitchell Dr. #250 Walnut Creek, CA
x103 Randy Smith
F. Gary Garczynski, NAHB First Vice President
Land and Development, Inc.
13662 Office Place
C. Kent Conine, NAHB Vice President/Treasurer
300 Town & Country Blvd. #190
Bobby Rayburn, NAHB Vice President/Secretary
NAHB Board of Directors
President: Susie Cleveland, CAE
Home Builders Assoc. of Metro
Vice President: Susan Matlick, CAE
Secretary/Treasurer: Bob Weiss
Home Builders Assoc. of
Cut the below list of email addresses, paste it into the To: line
of your email composition form, and then cut and paste the text of
the letter or compose your own, and send it.
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear NAHB Executive:
Since June 13th, with the resignation of Pacifica Board Chair
David Acosta, NAHB official Ken Ford has risen to the acting
Chairmanship of the Pacifica Board. I am deeply concerned that Ford,
whose legal term on the Board has expired and who is a defendant is
three separate lawsuits seeking his removal from the Board, will
continue to wreak havoc with our cherished radio network.
The behavior of NAHB staffers engaging in such unpopular
activities as the hijacking of a non-profit national radio network
or threatening to murder a US Senator cannot be tolerated. I insist
that you pressure your employees to behave responsibly. Until then,
the NAHB will have to endure the scrutiny and attention of those of
us committed to justice, free speech and nonviolence.