Why have we launched this Petition?
The threat to the Pacifica Network
A rogue faction of the Pacifica National Board has just seized control of the majority. It has publicly announced its desire to break up our legendary 60-year-old independent radio network and sell off one or more of its stations. First on the chopping block would be WBAI (New York), then WPFW (Washington, DC), KPFT (Houston), followed by KPFK (Los Angeles).
This destructive board faction is manipulated from behind the scenes by an attorney named Dan Siegel (who put one of his own employees on the board to destabilize foundation operations). Siegel resents Pacifica. He is a former Pacifica board member who is now ineligible to sit on the board. He was forced to resign as legal counsel for improper and probably illegal actions, and he also lied under oath in a Pacifica court deposition, costing the network $400,000. This is his "revenge" on Pacifica. Alarmingly, his faction has illegally fired Pacifica Executive Director Summer Reese; removed some of our most popular and progressive programs from the air; and is trying to change Pacifica’s bylaws to make itself self-perpetuating – by fiat instead of listener ballot, as legally required.
In protest, a lawsuit has been brought by 8 other board members (PDGG – Pacifica Directors for Good Governance) to block the Siegel faction from dismantling Pacifica. Please sign our petition for presentation to the court (we expect to get 1 million signatures nationwide).
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