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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Caroline Bañuelos on District Elections for Santa Rosa and Laura Wells on Public Banking, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/28/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.



Featured Guests

1. Caroline Bañuelos,  Advocate for District Elections in Santa Rosa; President of the Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club

2. Laura Wells, Advocate for Public Banking; former gubernatorial candidate, Green Party


1.  Caroline Bañuelos has been an advocate for District Elections in Santa Rosa since 2004.  The City Council put the issue before the voters as Measure Q in 2012 but it failed.  Now the City is being threatened with a lawsuit. On Tuesday evening August 29, 2017 the City Council will consider to support one of two resolutions on this issue of District Elections. The Santa Rosa School Board just voted to move to trustee area elections for three board seats by November 2018.

About our Guest:  Caroline Bañuelos has lived in Sonoma County for over 30 years and has a BA from Sonoma State University in Political Science. Caroline has served on many nonprofit boards including Social Advocates for Youth, Community Support Network, and Routes for Youth and the Konocti Girl Scout Council. She has also served on many civic boards including Santa Rosa Planning Commission, Santa Rosa Board of Community Services and the Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board. Most recently she served as the Chair of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force (also known as the Andy Lopez Task Force). Caroline is the Co-Chair of Santa Rosa Cinco de Mayo Committee and President of the Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club. Caroline has worked for Ceres Community Project for the last four years as their Volunteer Relations Manager. Caroline is committed to human rights, social justice and empowering youth.

Guest Article:  Close to Home:
Santa Rosa, school board should embrace district elections
by Alicia Roman and Caroline Bañuelos,  Press Democrat, August 4, 2017

Guest Link: Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club facebook page


2.   Laura Wells talks about her journey to support Public Banking.  She explains the concept and a working example in North Dakota.  Laura reports of success in Oakland for city funding of a feasibility study for a Public Bank of Oakland.

About our Guest:  Laura Wells ran for State Controller and also fo rGovernor on the Green Party ticket. Her key proposals are that we Tax the Rich, and that we establish a State Bank to invest in California not Wall Street. She is a co-founder of the No Corporate Money Campaign, with the mission to build a critical mass of candidates who pledge to run with no corporate money, and voters who declare their intentions to vote for candidates who do not take corporate money.


Guest Links:



Guest Contact: laurawells510@gmail.com


Music Selections:

The Times They are a Changing performed by The Brothers and Sisters from the Album: Dylans Gospel (Epic 1969)

Brother Can You Spare a Dime by Spanky and Our Gang from the Album: Spanky and Our Gang (Mercury Records)

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