Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Noreen Evans on PGE Wildfire Litigation and Christine Pelosi on local Democratic Party strategies, recorded on 7/2/18, 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 7/2/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 7/3/18.
The link to the show’s archive webpage is
Wildfire Litigation Against PG&E
San Francisco Area Democratic Party Strategie
1. Noreen Evans, former California State Senator, Litigation Attorney on Tubbs Wildfire of October 2017.
2. Christine Pelosi, Author, Campaign Bootcamp; Democratic Party strategist
1. Noreen Evans shares what sparked her interest in law and in politics, and as a woman navigated her way through the halls of power. Since the wildfire disaster that struck Sonoma and surrounding North Bay counties in the Fall of 2017, Noreen has been in the forefront to represent victims of the fires in litigation against the utility power company PG&E. Noreen explains the issues before the court and the mounting evidence against PG&E for neglecting to maintain the power lines properly in wooded areas and keep them free from interfence from brush and trees as mandated by the Public Utilities Commission. Noreen announces the addition of Erin Brockovich to her team, as Erin led the charge against PGE in HInckley, California, of which a film as been made. Noreen gives this advice when facing injustice: “Bear witness – make a fuss!” Noreen did just that when as a state senator and leader of the State Commission on the Status of Women she led the fight to keep the funding when it was challenged.
About our Guest: Noreen Evans is a California native,and has been practicing law in Sonoma County since 1982. She served in the California State Legislature for a decade and is responsible for numerous pieces of legislation relating to the administration of justice and California’s wine industry. Noreen received her BA degree in Government (with honors) in 1978 from California State University, Sacramento. She graduated from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1981. In 1996, Noreen was elected to the Santa Rosa City Council, and re-elected in 2000. She served until 2004, when she was elected to represent the 7th Assembly District in the California State Assembly and served until 2010. She was elected to represent the 2nd Senate District of California in 2010 and served until 2014 when she decided to return to law practice. Noreen became the first (and only) woman to receive the Judicial Council’s Stanley Mosk “Defender of Justice Award.” She currently works at the law firm, O’Brien Watters & Davis LLP.; and on the wildfire litigation works at Mauro, Archer, and Associates LLC.
Guest Link: http://pgelawsuit.com/
2. Christine Pelosi shares her insights on the Families Belong Together rallies, local Indivisible groups and other democratic groups for people to join to prepare for the November elections to win more seats for progessive Democrats.
About our Guest: Christine Paule Pelosi is an American Democratic Party political strategist from California and author of Campaign Boot Camp 2.0 (2012) and Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders’ (2007), books used in her leadership trainings for candidates and causes.
Since 2005 she has directed the AFSCME PEOPLE Congressional Candidates Boot Camp, which prepares Democrats for campaigns and has helped over 40 challengers get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members. She holds a JD from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. In addition, Pelosi has served as volunteer board member for the National AIDS Memorial Grove and the New Leaders Council. Pelosi has also served as a board member and the Interim Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America (2011). Christine is the daughter of San Francisco Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives since 2011 and before that the first and only woman to serve as the House Speaker.
Guest LInk: www.christinepelosi.com
Last week’s guest Leslie Graves wrote on Facebook about the Families Belong Together Rally of Saturday June 30:
“Hung out with 3000+ friends, family and community yesterday ….
So many moments touched my heart – from the individual stories of each of our amazing speakers to those who came and told me their stories afterwards. Courthouse Square was made for events like this where the community comes together to affect change. We are all connected and now thanks to great front line community groups we have the resources to take action in that change. Thank you again to everyone for coming out and standing together! #familiesbelongtogether”
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
Prayer Of Saint Francis sung by Elira Hari from the Album Open Hand (2000 Elira Hari)
We Are The World sung by the Countdown Kids from the Album: You’ve Got a Friend ( 2002 Madacy Kid)