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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests  Dotty LeMieux of Green Dog Campaigns and Elaine reading her poetry on Power and Dreamer, recorded on 4/23/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 4/23/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 4/24/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is


Women Campaigning Challenges
Poetry: Power and You Might Say I Am a Dreamer

Announcements    (See Links below)

April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month (See Section below)


1. Dotty LeMieux , Foumder. Green Dog Campaign

2. Elaine B. Holtz reads her poetry ,


1. Dotty LeMieux describes some of the challenges facing women candidates from her personal experience at running for office and helping other women campain through her company Green Dog Campaign.  Dotty gives tips for women considering running for office.

About our Guest:  Dotty LeMieux is the Founder of Green Dog Campaigns and has successfully run campaigns for State, County and local office, specializing in progressive women. She serves on the Marin Democratic Central Committee and the State Central Committee and executive Boards. She was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention. And is current Membership Chair of the Marin Women’s PAC. Dotty has authored numerous articles for political publications and trains candidates for office on behalf of many groups, such as Emerge California and the Marin Women’s PAC. She writes a blog with political tips, stories and sometimes satire called The Campaign Cookbook.  She tries to include actual recipes for the campaign trail..

Guest Links: www.greendogcampaigns.com



2.  Elaine B. Holtz presents two of her poems: Power and You might Say I Am A Dreamer.


There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the mind. Napoleon Bonaparte

How can you harness your brainpower? Let’s look at POWER.

P – power is purpose. Ideas, dreams, goals, any product of the mind’s eye harnessed to a purpose will produce a storehouse of power.
O – power is open-mindedness. It is having a mind open to new ideas. It is thinking unfettered by preconceived notions.
W – power is wisdom. It means strength, tempered by good judgment, combined with learning and knowledge.
E- power is energy. It is the engine of work, the force of human expression, the capacity for action.
R- power is responsibility. The greater the power, the greater the responsibility. Power without responsibility leads to corruption and evil. Power united to responsibility is the source of good works and the increased well-being of all.
POWER is the ability, the vigor, the strength to influence others and to control one’s own destiny.


You might Say I Am A Dreamer

Last night I had a beautiful dream about life
and all it could mean.
I dreamt how beautiful it was to live when the
entire world learned to give.

Humankind at last learned how to use their
highest level of thought,
Making wars no longer, Peace was taught,
Prejudice was a thing in the past; all humankind
became equal at last.

The cry of hunger and pain were no longer heard every day,
Humans learned to give, to help others along the way.

How beautiful it was to live
How great to give
Peace at last
War and hate in the dim past
Fear and mistrust were unheard of; all humans knew were trust and love.

With a start I woke up from my beautiful dream,
Opened my ears and eyes
Hearing and seeing all of human kind cry
Tears of sorrow fell down my face as I vowed to
Help change this place.
                                         by Elaine B. Holtz


Announcement Links

League of Women Voters Event Link: http://lwvsonoma.org/calendar.html

Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm Santa Rosa Veterans Hall, Sheriff Candidates Forum.

Please viist the LWV Event page for more events in May related to the election. http://lwvsonoma.org/calendar.html

We will also provide links on the 2018 Political Candidates page.


 April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

April is a month dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence and increasing the public’s understanding about sexual violence in our society. It also provides opportunities for the community to be directly involved in supporting victims and survivors, their families, and organizations that provide crisis intervention throughout the year. Sexual violence prevention requires many voices and roles. Prevention is possible and we all can make a difference. Here’s how YOU can make a difference, as we learned at the Panel Discussion after the Special Screening of the Film The Rape of Recy Taylor on March 29 last week at the Rialto Cinema in Sebastopol:
Intervene to stop concerning behavior
Speak up when you hear rape jokes or harmful comments
Believe and support survivors
Create prevention policies at your workplace or school
Coordinate a community event to raise awareness
Talk with neighbors about ways everyone can get involved
Email legislators to gain support for prevention and services
Support the agencies who provide services for survivors: DONATE


Music Selections:

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

Earth Song sung by India Carney from her Single: Earth Song -The Voice Performance (The Voice/Republic)

It’s Political sung by Shannon LaBrie from the Album: War and Peace (2016 LaBrie Records and BUTR Records LLC)

Imagine sung by the Glee Cast from the Album: Glee The Music – Volume 2 (Columbia)

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