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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Linda Hemenway on Organizing For Action and Erin Chmielewski on the Petaluma Progressive Festival , broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/31/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.


Our Lives on the Line
Organizing For America and Indivisible,
The Petaluma Progessive Festival


Featured Guests

1. Linda Hemenway, Sonoma County Chapter  Coordinator, Organizing For Action (OFA)

2. Erin Chmielewski, Volunteer, Petaluma Progressive Festival

1.  Linda Hemenway reports on the gathering that happened two days ago on Saturday July 29th at Congressman Mike Thompson’s office called, Our Lives On The Line. The event was co-produced with Indivisible- Sonoma County as part of the Nationwide Day of Action to address to resist the Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act and the endangerment of millions of Americans to lose health coverage. Since the 3 Republican Senators, two women Senator Susan Collins and Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Senator John McCain who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, with the Democats defeated the Senate Bill, the gathering was partly celebratory, as well as networking for the fight ahead for equitalble health plan like Single Payer.

About our Guest:  Linda Hemenway is the lead person for Organizing for Action– Sonoma County Chapter that was the outgrowth of  the community orgainizing project of the Democratic Party to mobilize supporters in favor of Obama’s legislative priorities.

Guest Link: OFA-Sonoma County fb page https://www.facebook.com/OFA-Sonoma-County-550009998392969/

OFA- Sonoma County Telephone: (707) 843-6110

Indivisible Sonoma County https://www.indivisiblesoco.com/


2.  Erin Chmielewski shares her journey of discovering how to be an activist for a just society and how folks can get involved with producing or networking at the Petaluma Progressive Festival on this Sunday August 6th at Walnut Park in Petaluma from noon to 5pm.

About our Guest: Erin Chmielewski decided to became an activist after the last Presidential Election.  She looked around locally in Sonoma County and joined up as voulunteer for some organizations, one around for 20 years, the Petaluma Progressive Festival, one started after the Election nationwide with a chapter in Sonoma County, Indivisible, inspired by IndivisibleGudie.com, and Huddle Groups that formed in Rohnert Park and Petaluma after the Women’s March.


Guest Link Email:  erin4womensmarch@gmail.com

Guest Event: Petaluma Progessive Festival www.progressivefestival.org

Music Selections:
Standing on the Shoulders by Earth Mama from the Album: Love Large (Rouse House, LLC)

The Times They Are A Changing sung by Odetta
from the Album: Odetta Sings Dylan (RCA Camden)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show