Andrea Prichett: Incumbent board member, community activist, teacher, Copwatch founder.
We may love it or hate it, but still, KPFA is ours and we must do our best to be good and faithful stewards of this precious resource. We need the station to unite people and support an inclusive educational process that distributes reliable information to and about communities.
There is plenty that I want to do and want to see done. I want to focus on traditionally less partisan areas of station functioning.
I helped to start the KPFA Outreach committee and now some very dedicated volunteers have come forward to take up that work. In addition to tabling, volunteers are exploring how to start support groups in other listener areas, how to partner with community groups, how to make ourselves known in diverse communities and how to get the fact that we can be heard in Santa Cruz more widely known.
We need a strong network of stations to be supported by a Foundation that coordinates the commons, facilitates sharing of content, helps with distribution of resources and curriculum about topics related to volunteer radio and much more.
I want us to consider an online voting system and how to secure such a thing. Imagine how much we could save in election materials. What if we could have many elections for very low cost? How could that change our understanding of democratic radio?
There is a lot we can do to promote and strengthen KPFA and the ties within our communities.
United for Community Radio is made up of activists and others who share a vision of a station that facilitates and encourages grassroots, community access and that acts as part of a federation of similarly independent stations and affiliates. These are also folks who get things done in the neighborhood. Vote For United for Community Radio. Healthy radio, healthy communities!
GET THE SIGNAL