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From: Carol Spooner wildrose@pon.net
Subject: UPDATE - Committee to Remove the Pacifica Board
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 21:43:46 -0700

October 3, 2001


Dear All,
We are now preparing an amended complaint naming the five new directors illegally elected to the Pacifica board of directors on September 19th, and adding to our claims that the September 19th election must be nullified on the grounds that: (1) their election exceeds the number of directors permitted under Pacifica' Articles of Incorporation, (2) they failed to receive a simple majority vote of legally elected directors, (3) they failed to receive a 2/3rds majority vote as required by Pacifica's actual bylaws (before they were illegally amended), (4) the board meeting was illegally conducted in that all members could not hear each other, as required by California statutes for telephone conference meetings.

We are now in the last 3 months before trial begins on January 7th. During the next 2 months somewhere between 20 and 40 depositions must be taken or "defended" in order for us to gather evidence in "admissible" form to take our case to trial and to bring and defend motions for partial summary judgment. Each deposition will require 7-10 hours of attorneys' preparation time as well as 4-8 hours of actual deposition time, plus travel costs and costs of court reporter to make a certified transcript.

This is the most cost-intensive period of our lawsuit. Our current fundraising goal is $300,000. If you can help in any way -- hold a house party, join a phone bank, do a fundraising concert or poetry reading (Majesty's Monkeys raised over $1000 for us!), send us your tax refund, speak to wealthy acquaintances & friends, or any other great brainstorms you may have ... please contact me, Carol Spooner, at (707) 526-2867 email wildrose@pon.net and I'll put you in touch with our fundraising coordinators. Thanks!

We have known throughout this almost 2-1/2 year legal battle (since the KPFA lockout) that the loss of Pacifica and its 5 stations would be a terrible blow to free speech and the independent press, and to our "progressive" community -- now we know, more than ever, how crucial it is to save this network as a source of information not available in the mainstream media and as means of communication for the peace movement we must build now, and over the coming period. Please give as much as you can to our legal fund, now. Addresses below.

Pacifica Means Peace.

Thank you,

Carol Spooner

Committee to Remove the Pacifica Board
(sponsoring the "listeners' lawsuit")

"The uprising of the soul will replace the reformer with the rebel, the negotiator with the defender of justice, the prevaricator with the honest citizen, the diplomat with the radical." -- Sam Smith (www.prorev.com)

Important -- We can't do this without you! Please make contributions to our legal fund payable to:

Committee to Remove the Pacifica Board Mail to: 1136 Wild Rose Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

To contribute on-line through Paypal go to http://www.paypal.com/. You will need to give them our email address: wildrose@pon.net.

Your gift to the Committee is NOT tax deductible, but your support of the cause of free speech radio is invaluable. Question, details? Call or email Carol Spooner, (707) 526-2867, wildrose@pon.net Thank you!

TAX DEDUCTIBLE gifts to support our legal action can be made payable to our fiscal sponsor:

Marin Health Fund/Public Media Initiative P.O. Box 5402, Mill Valley, CA 94942.

You will receive tax deduction receipt from them. Also, the MHF/Public Media Initiative has a special account to receive gifts of stock in support of our lawsuit. For details contact Linda Remy at mhf1982@pacbell.net. Web Page: www.marinhealthfund.org

In order to save administration costs, we ask that if you do not need the tax deduction, that you send your check to the Committee to Remove the Pacifica Board, rather than the MHF/Public Media Alliance. Thanks.

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