Defend democratic elections at Pacifica Radio

Defend democratic elections at Pacifica Radio

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Pacifica Fightback started this petition to ed@pacifica.org and

    Pacifica Foundation and its five radio stations are failing to live up to their commitment to democracy and the requirement in their Bylaws to allow listeners to hear from and question candidates for listener delegates live on the air of the radio stations. The bylaws mandate: "All candidates for election as a Listener-Sponsor Delegate shall be given equal opportunity for equal air time, which air time shall include time for a statement by the candidate and a question and answer period with call-in listeners."

     This has not happened. Harm is already being done to the candidates' right to be heard on the air, and to the listeners' right to hear them and to be able to call in with questions. The ballots have already been sent out and at most stations no such on-air opportunities have been provided for either the candidates' statements or the listeners' call-ins and questions regarding the candidates' views.

     Immediately schedule as many on-air forums with live listener call-ins as necessary at each station to accommodate all the listener candidates with equal opportunity for airing live with listener call-ins in various time slots and day parts, as well as on weekends. Candidate carts must also air, and the schedule must be posted on the front of the stations' websites, and announced on the air.

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