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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Erin Latham-Ponneck and Robin Latham on Rise Up March/Rally and Deva Marie Proto on the Counting of Votes,  recorded on 10/29/18, 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 10/29/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 10/30/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is



Rise Up and Make Some Noise March and Rally
Counting the Votes in Sonoma County

Featuring Guests:

1. Erin Latham-Ponneck, Organizer and 2. Robin Latham , Volunteer, Rise Up and Make Some Noise March and Rally November 3.

3. Deva Marie Proto, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor and Registrar of Voters-Elect and present Chief Deputy Clerk-Recorder

Announcements (See links below)


1. Erin Latham-Ponneck and 2. Robin Latham announce the Rise Up and Make Some Noise Rally March and Rally this Saturday November 3 at the Santa Rosa Square. Robin shares her path to activism and for this event she actually works under her daughter’s lead Erin. Erin talks of the importance of the Rally and what moves her personnally to undergo the work of organizing such an event.

About our Guest: Erin Latham-Ponneck helped organize the Books not Bombs action while in high school at the start of the second Iraq War. Erin would attend political vigils and rallies with her parents since the 1980’s.

About our Guest: Robin Latham is a long time activist.  Robin is presently the EcoWares Librarian with Green Mary – Zero Waste Events , a company dedicated to greening events.

Guest Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/244831066215175/

3. Deva Marie Proto, Sonoma County Chief Deputy Clerk-Recorder, talks about the procedures at the Registrar of Voters office around Election Day November 3 in counting the votes.  She urges the early mailing of the mail-in ballots in order to be counted for the election night tally, but also stressed that the legal count totals occur upon certification 30 days later, which include all the ballots cast, including the mail-in ballots not received until the day of election.

About our Guest: Deva Marie Proto is the newly elected Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters. She is currently the Chief Deputy Clerk-Recorder and will take office on January 8, 2019. Deva has been with the County for over 11 years, and grew up in Sonoma County. While she has been with the Clerk-Recorder’s Office, she has overseen a number of projects to increase efficiency and customer access. That includes implementing a new Clerk-Recording system that cut back on errors and data duplication, and a new website that allows people to purchase recorded documents online instead of coming into the office. The website also includes a full Spanish translation. She is currently working on expanding the records available online, and testing a system to allow people to file Fictitious Business Name Statements online.

Guest Link: http://vote.sonoma-county.org/



Saturday, November 3, 2018, Rise Up and Make Some Noise March and Rally, Santa Rosa Square, Gather at 10 AM, March at 11 AM followed by Rally. See Poster above.

Tuesday, November 6, Election Day, Polls open at 7 AM – 8 PM. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked before or on Election Day and delivered to the Registrar of Voters office via USPS or a bona fide private mail delivery company no later than three days after Election Day.  http://vote.sonoma-county.org/


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

The Times They Are a Changing sung by The Brothers and Sisters from the Album Dylans Gospels (1969 Ode Records)

Vote sung by the Citizens Band from the Album Grab A Root and Growl (2012 The Citizens Band)

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