WORLD IN CRISIS
PACIFICA IN CRISIS
Our world is in crisis, and Pacifica cannot rise to the challenge of these times without major changes.
The changing media landscape, changing political culture and rise of fascism, changing economy, changing generations and perspectives, changing funding paradigms, changing technology, all of these and more require profound new thinking about how Pacifica, with its 5 radio stations and over 200 affiliated community stations, can not only survive but rise to become an influential voice in cars and kitchens across America — sharing news and information not commonly available on the airwaves in this country — connecting movements, inspiring deep thinking, informing, useful at these dangerous historic times — inspiring music, culture, information, debate, intersectional conversation, radical, powerful.
But Pacifica’s Board of Directors is too factionalized and dysfunctional to find and retain good management to develop plans to meet the challenges of our times. Instead the board is consumed by fighting among people with little or no knowledge about radio, media, or running a multi-million-dollar nonprofit organization.
The purpose of these proposed new Bylaws is to create a better way for Pacifica’s membership to elect Station Representative Directors, and to also provide the skills and vision of substantial and accomplished people with commitments to Pacifica’s core “Peace and Justice” mission.