Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Caroline Banuelos on the Latino Democratic Club and Colleen O’Neal on Measure P for Civil Review of the Sheriff’s Office, has been uploaded to the web archive. The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM on Monday 10/19/2020 at 11 AM, repeats at 11 PM on KBBF, and then repeat broadcasts in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday 10/21/2020 at 11 AM.
Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist, on its archive page at:
2. Colleen O’Neal, Attorney, Yes on Measure P for Civil Oversight of the Sheriff’s Office
1. Caroline Bañuelos talks about the Latino Democratic Club of Sonoma County and its influence. Caroline talks of how the Club negotiated with the Sheriff to transform the Cinco de Mayo into a family friendly event and reduce the tensions between law enforcement and the Latino community around that event. She also recalls the the Club’s push for District Elections in the city of Santa Rosa, given the lack of representation on the City Council and the City Commissions, which resulted in a law suit forcing the City to comply with the California Voting Rights Act. Membership in the Latino Democratic Club is open to all and they meet on the 4th Thursday of the month.
About our Guest: Caroline Bañuelos is a 30+ resident of Sonoma County and I believe her roots in the community run deep. She was Chair of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force (also known as the Andy Lopez Task Force CALLE commission where she recommend reforms in law enforcement, served four years on the Santa Rosa Planning Commission, six years on the Board of Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) and co-founded the Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club. She is also Board Vice President of KBBF and Co-Chair of Cinco de Mayo in Roseland for the last 15 years. She graduated from SRJC and then on to SSU where she earned her BA degree in Political Science.
Guest Link: facebook page: Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club
Caroline Bañuelos is a candidate for the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees https://carolinebanuelos.com/
2. Colleen O’Neal gives us a summary of Measure P, The Evelyn Cheatham Effective Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) Ordinance. Measure P promises greater transparency (data collection and reporting) and accountability (investigating) of the Sheriff’s Office, without adding more taxes and without defunding the Sheriff’s budget.
About our Guest: Colleen O’Neal graduated from New College of California School of Law in 1982 and moved to the community of Roseland. She opened a general law practice, the Roseland Community Law Office, in 1983. As part of the general law practice is. O’Neal brought numerous cases against the Sheriff’s Department and the Santa Rosa Police Department. She left practice in 1998 to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of New College of California for two years. O’Neal served as the 5th District appointee to the Commission on the Status of Women for 6 years and was an early member of Supervisor Carpenter’s Roseland Advisory Committee. She served as the chair of the Sonoma County Chapter of the ACLU for a number of years and has been active in various other community organizations. . For the past several years she has been working with COLE (Citizens for Oversight of Law Enforcement), which has been meeting at the Arlene Francis Center since it’s inception, where she worked on Measure P.
Guest LInk: https://yesonpsonomacounty.com/
See the Announcement below for the Zoom meeting on Measure P sponsored by NOW Sonoma County Chapter on Thursday 10/22/2020.
Check out important dates to remember in herstory at the National Women’s History Alliance
October 16, 1916 – Margaret Sanger opens the U.S.’s first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York.
October 19, 1891 (1984) – Lois Meek Stolz, first president of Education of Young Children, (1929-31), urged Works Progress Administration to establish nursery schools.
October 22, 1834 (1915) – Abigail Scott Duniway, early western author and Pacific Northwest suffrage leader, (1871-1915), succeeded in winning woman suffrage in Oregon (1912), wrote Path Breaking (1914).
October 24, 1830 (1917) – Belva Lockwood, attorney, first woman admitted to practice law before Supreme Court (1879), ran for U.S. President in 1884 and 1888.
Check links in case of postponement, cancellations, or restrictions due to pandemic precautions:
Thursday, October 22, 2020, NOW (Sonoma County Chapter) is hosting a Zoom Meeting to learn about Measure P – The Evelyn Cheatham Effective Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) Ordinance.
For more than twenty years, community members have been working towards achieving effective community oversight of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. After the killing of Andy Lopez by a sheriff’s deputy, a partial victory was achieved with the County’s creation of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO). But the office was created without the tools to be effective – no subpoena power, no independent investigatory power, no requirement that the Sheriff’s Office cooperate and not enough money to do the job. Measure P provides the remedy.
Here is the zoom link for Measure P meeting:
Time: Oct 22, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 707 738 3821
Beginning October 8, 2020, 50,000 Mice, the Selena Solomons Story, online theatre presentation as part of the exhibit Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum, the link will be posted October 8th at https://www.petalumamuseum.com/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/
Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series
has occured with live online presentations from
Tuesday, August 18 to August 26, 2020.
Visit the Project’s YouTube channel main site for the 19th Centennial Series recordings of online presentationss at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqynwJCqhLMtPtjdDdsdQdQ
The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States. www.2020centennial.org/.
August 26 – November 8, 2020, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. For details visit
January 25, 2020 through (extended!) January 24, 2021, From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County. Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information, also for Covid precautions taken at museum, visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/
League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/ and at http://lwvsonoma.org/
The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com
Hey Mr. Politican, sung by Ellen Buckstel from the album Daddy’s Little Girl (2008 Ellen Bukstel).
We Have Come a Long Way Ladies, sung by Earth Mama from the album Herstory (Released March 4, 2019 Rhm).
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