Wednesday, December 7, 2016
A ray of light?
Washington D.C- (Note: A full newsletter will be published as soon as travel schedule permits. In the meantime, the enclosed brief update is being sent to help Pacifica members monitor December board transitions in their local areas).
Pacifica's national election supervisor Lynne Serpe has provided certification of Pacifica's 2016 board election results, despite not having been paid by interim executive director Lydia Brazon for work done in September and October - both of her last two invoices.
Serpe's certification letter can be seen here, and completes the 2016 election process, except for the submission of a post-election documentation report.
The delay in certification, caused by Brazon's delinquency, could have prevented the seating of Pacifica's newly elected local boards in December. Members of Brazon's faction, like WBAI listener rep Cerene Roberts in New York, issued emails saying they objected to and protested newly elected board members taking their seats without a certification letter in hand. Robert's email "formally challenged the validity of the results of any meeting held before certification"
Fortunately, such formal challenges will now be unnecessary as certification has kindly been provided by Serpe, despite being owed thousands of dollars by Pacifica's national office.
Pacifica's bylaws on the role of the national election supervisor can be read here.
A timeline of the now more than two year old coup by the Siegel/Brazon faction can be seen here.