Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Pat Sabo on Participation in the Sonoma County Democratic Party has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 2/17/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 2/19/20 at 11 AM.

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Participation in the Sonoma County Democratic Party


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Featuring Guests

1.  Pat Sabo Chair, Sonoma County Democratic Party Central Committee


Our Featured Guests

1.   Pat Sabo shares her early attraction to political campaigns as a 6-year old enthused by seeing the Democratic Party Convention nominate Adlai Stevenson in 1956 and promptly making a sign to march up and down her neighborhood street. Now as a retired teacher and coach from Healdsburg High School, Pat is on the County Central Committee for the Democratic Party, which means also participation at the Party’s State Central Committee. Pat reveals how citizens in the county who registered as affiliated with the Democratic Party can volunteer for various campaign acitivities like postcard writing and telephoning, as well as apply for a seat on the County Central Committee or for a seat on their Assembly District Central Committee per the Bylaws of the California Democratic Party.  Monthly dinner meetings and special events offer opportunities for networking and bringing up issues that may require legislation.

About our Guest: Pat Sabo has been a resident of Sonoma County since 1973and received her teaching credential from SSU in 1976. She taught mathematics in the Healdsburg Unified School District. until her retirement in 2013. While teaching she became active in ther local Teacher’s union, serving as President and Bargaining Chair for her local teachers union and was active at the regional and statewide level with CTA and worked on major statewide campaigns and propositions. After her retirement and helping a former student run for the CA State Senate after his election she worked part time as a district representative in his Santa Rosa office and she retired in 2019. She began working with the Central Committee in 2002-2008 then from 2014 and became party chair in February 2019.

Guest Links: Sonoma County Democratic Party https://sonomademocrats.org/


Democratic Party County Party Campaign Headquarters: 635 5th Street, Santa Rosa, CA, Tues – Friday, noon -6 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM, Telephone: (707) 575-3029


California Democratic Party Bylaws:All persons who disclose a preference for the Democratic Party on their voter registration card, pursuant to the laws of the State of California, are members of the California Democratic Party and are entitled to participate in the offical organization of the California Democratic Party as provided by the laws of the State and these By-Laws.
The By-Laws shall govern the organization, operation and functions of that political party known as the California Democratic Party (the Party).


Guest Event Link:

Phone banking, postcard wiriting, meetings https://sonomademocrats.org/events/month/


This Week in Herstory

A larger Compilation is at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

February 17, 1870 – Esther Hobart Morris in Wyoming became the first American woman Justice of the Peace

Black History Month – Herstory

Harlotte Vandine Forten, Sr: (1785 – 1884)
An abolitionist and suffragist, Charlotte Forten came to Washington, D. C. in the late 1870s with her husband, James Forten, a Black abolitionist. Charlotte worked in the government and taught school. She had been a founder and member of the interracial Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, many of whose members became active in the women’s rights movement.

Margaretta Forten (1806 -1875):
Margaretta was an educator and abolitionist. She and her mother, Charlotte Forten ,and her sister, Harriet, were founders and members of the interracial Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society. The Forten sisters had never been enslaved.

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Friday, February 21, 2020, 6 to 8 PM, Special County Supervisor Candidate Forum presented by Radio KBBF, 89.1 FM or streaming at https://kbbf.org/. Elaine B. Holtz, host of Women’s Spaces, will  interview each of the 6 candidates vying for the 1st, 3rd, and 5th County Supervisor Districts. Tune in to help inform your decison when voting absentee ballot by mail or at the polling place in your precinct on March 3rd. Women’s Spaces will archive a copy of the special show on our 2020 Political Page.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020, A Discussion on Privilege, Sonoma County Museum, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, Free to the public, Spanish translation, The right to vote is directly correlated with privilege. This discussion will center around understanding what privilege means and how it operates, as well as explore how we can choose to disrupt privilege to create access. This program is presented by the Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s Social Justice & Advocacy Committee.
Featuring guest panelists:
Courtney Reed – Deputy Public Defender, Solano County
Martha Sullivan – Thornton Marketing, Business Development Coach
Victoria Fleming – Vice Mayor, City of Santa Rosa


Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7 PM, End of the American Dream? Eyewitness Accounts of the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border and in our Own Backyard, Congregation Shomrei Torah 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Free to the public. https://pacificsun.com/event/the-end-of-the-american-dream/


Sunday, March 1, 2020, 3 to 5 PM, Honoring Their Service: Women Veterans Sharing Stories, Forum Room, Central Library, 211 E St., Santa Rosa. Free. https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/6117819


Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1 to 6 PM, 2020 Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit, Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, https://www.facebook.com/events/895959717487236/


NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar

The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org


January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  We will gather from 5 – 5:15PM in the 7th Street parking garage, 521 Seventh Street and walk to the Museum together as Modern Suffragists. Wear your suffrage outfits and gear or borrow a suffrage sash from our stash of sashes. Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information 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/


Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/
with Calendar of related Events at https://socowomen2020.org/calendar

Women's Suffrage Project 2020


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

Hold On – Keep Your Eye on the Prize  sung by Barbara Daneu and Lightening Hopkins from the album Sometimes I Believe She Loves Me  (Released 1966 @ 1996 Arhoolie Productions)

Hey Mr. Politican, sung by Ellen Buckstel from the album Daddy’s Little Girl  (2008 Ellen Bukstel)


For music purchasing opportunity:

Link: Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show