November 9, 2018 MSNBC Episode: CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP, NEXT STOP 2020

November 9, 2018 MSNBC Episode:  CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP, NEXT STOP 2020

Watch WAVE Advisory Council members Lara Horgan and Becky Visconti and WAVE members Ginger Osborne, Katherine Amoukhteh and Miriam Laird talk about their activism on a November 9 episode on MSNBC. (Be sure you watch until the end for Lara's inspiring quote about saving democracy for her sons!)

November 7 episode of KCRW's "Press Play with Madeleine Brand"

November 7 episode of KCRW's "Press Play with Madeleine Brand"

Listen to the November 7 episode of KCRW's "Press Play with Madeleine Brand" featuring WAVE Executive Board Member Ali Monge and WAVE member Katherine Amoukhteh.

These Orange County supermoms weren't very politically active. Now they're a major force fighting Trump in the midterm election.

These Orange County supermoms weren't very politically active. Now they're a major force fighting Trump in the midterm election.

Kalvoda, then a working mother living in tony Laguna Hills, believed she was doing her civic duty just by voting. She was an independent and in the 2016 election, she split her ballot: Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and Republican Mimi Walters for Congress.

WAVE Makers: For Orange County’s progressive movement, the future is female

WAVE Makers: For Orange County’s progressive movement, the future is female

In less than two years, WAVE has grown from 21 to more than 600 members, a grassroots, word-of-mouth phenomenon that indicates not only the advance of a vocal progressive movement in Orange County, but that its future is female. In 2016, women and minorities delivered Hillary Clinton the first win in Orange County for a Democrat in a presidential election since 1936. Formed in the wake of her national loss, WAVE began challenging the status quo outside of the anonymity of a ballot box, an act of transparency that risks raising the eyebrows of conservative colleagues, neighbors and even spouses for the chance to change hearts and minds.

'There is no more Republican party': will California’s Orange county swing Democratic?

'There is no more Republican party': will California’s Orange county swing Democratic?

Harley Rouda, the real estate magnate turned Democratic party challenger to Rohrabacher, is a former Republican. So are many of the locally hired staff and volunteers on his campaign team. The number of registered Republicans in the district is steadily diminishing, down to around 40% now compared with 44% four years ago, while the number of registered Democrats and those designated “no party preference” is steadily increasing.

WAVE Endorses Levin, Porter in 2018 Congressional Midterm Election

WAVE Endorses Levin, Porter in 2018 Congressional Midterm Election

“Thanks to our passionate members, we are pleased to support the campaigns of congressional candidates Mike Levin and Katie Porter,” said WAVE president Joanna Weiss. “It is difficult to imagine a more important election in our lifetimes, and we are collectively taking critical action to impact the results. Beyond our financial contributions, we are encouraging our members to donate their time and energy to volunteering on campaigns in their respective districts. From past experience, we know that the ground game is what wins races.”

 

Mike Levin, an environmental attorney, advanced to what is widely regarded as one of the most competitive elections in the country against a field of 15 other candidates in the California primary on June 5. He faces Republican Diane Harkey in November. Katie Porter, a law professor, advanced to the midterm election after a hotly contested race against three other Democratic candidates in the June primary. She will face Republican incumbent Mimi Walters in the fall election.

‘Families Belong Together’ rallies planned in Irvine, Laguna Beach

‘Families Belong Together’ rallies planned in Irvine, Laguna Beach

The first Orange County rally will be held at 11 a.m. in the heart of Laguna Beach, Main Beach. As of Friday afternoon, more than 500 had signed up to attend.

A second Orange County rally will begin at 3 p.m. at Portola High School in Irvine. Parking is available at 1200 Merit in Irvine. As of Friday afternoon, more than 1,800 had signed up to attend the rally and march to the James A. Musick Facility, a detention center that also houses immigrant detainees.

OC Activists to March in Irvine Against Trump’s Separation of Migrant Families

OC Activists to March in Irvine Against Trump’s Separation of Migrant Families

Joining forces for the Irvine event are Women for American Ethics and Values (WAVE), HB Huddle, Imagine Action OC, Indivisible OC 48, Indivisible CA 45, OC Rapid Response, Orange County Justice Fund, Resist Here and Together We Will Orange County. 

“The #FamiliesBelongTogether protests will coalesce the energy and emotion of millions of compassionate Americans who, regardless of political party affiliation, vehemently oppose this attack on the vulnerable and oppressed,” said Joanna Weiss, WAVE president, in a press statement. “This does not represent our values and vision of America.”


Chelsea Handler and Congress members to be at Costa Mesa event

Chelsea Handler and Congress members to be at Costa Mesa event.

The event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. April 28 at the Westside Museum, 729 Farad St.

The fundraiser is facilitated by Women for American Values and Ethics, or WAVE, a political action committee.

Tickets are $125 for general admission and $250 to meet Handler at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit wave4all.org.

Newport Beach and Rohrabacher made an incorrect right turn on SB 54

Newport Beach and Rohrabacher made an incorrect right turn on SB 54

Residents of Newport Beach have a right to know how their elected representatives conduct official business. I attended Tuesday's Newport Beach City Council meeting, where Senate Bill 54 was on the agenda.

The council announced they had already voted in closed session to join President Trump's lawsuit against the state of California to invalidate SB 54, a "sanctuary state" law that doesn't require law enforcement to report arrestees of certain crimes to immigration authorities.

WAVE Senate Bill 54 (California Values Act)

We, the members of Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE), strongly oppose the decision of the Orange County Board of Supervisors to join a Department of Justice lawsuit against California’s sanctuary laws. We also are deeply troubled by the resolution passed by the Board of Supervisors that condemns Senate Bill 54 (California Values Act), which bans local law enforcement from sharing immigration status information to federal authorities.

Drilling foes rally at state Capitol against Trump’s offshore oil plan

Drilling foes rally at state Capitol against Trump’s offshore oil plan

SACRAMENTO — Impassioned speeches from oil-drilling foes on the steps of the state Capitol on Thursday sounded like echo from earliest days of the environmental movement in California — and a crowd of about 700 people opposing the Trump administration’s expansive offshore extraction plan relished every word.

Kathleen Treseder, an ecology professor from UC Irvine, won applause for her opening comment: “I am a scientist.”

48th District Congressional Debate Series: Women's Issue with Top Candidates in 48th District!

February 7, 2018 Costa Mesa, CA— California District 48 will host its first Congressional debate on February 7, 2018.  The debate is part of a series of four debates hosted by Indivisible OC-48 and partner organisations before the 2018 Congressional Primaries on June 5, 2018.

#Great48Debate #48Debate #SheIsTheSpark

CONTACT: Aaron McCall, (626) 485-4898

WAVE hosts organizers of the Women’s March for Orange County Fundraiser

WAVE hosts organizers of the Women’s March for Orange County Fundraiser

Laguna Niguel, CA (January 22, 2017)—WAVE (Women for American Values and Ethics) held an inspirational fundraising event Monday evening, featuring three of the organizers of the Women’s March at a private home in Laguna Niguel.  Just days after the second annual Women’s March, which drew more than a million participants throughout the nation, WAVE welcomed Paola Mendoza, filmmaker and the March’s Artistic Director and National Organizer; Sarah Sophie Flicker, activist, producer, creative director; and Jenna Arnold, educator, co-founder of ORGANIZE and Press Play Productions, to speak to 125 attendees in South Orange County.

Why Southern California women will march – and where they’ll march – in 2018

Why Southern California women will march – and where they’ll march – in 2018

By JEFF HORSEMAN | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise

PUBLISHED: January 18, 2018 at 10:51 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2018 at 10:59 am

Many who marched, like Cindy Gitter, 52, of Ladera Ranch, say they hadn’t been politically active before. Now she co-chairs the environmental working group for Women for American Values and Ethics, which seeks to advance progressive causes.

“There’s a feeling of really positive and shared energy,” she said. “It was the first march I ever participated in in my life.”

The marches, Gitter said, “show people that you have a voice, whether you consider yourself disenfranchised or part of the minority. I think it symbolizes the right and the privilege and, on some level, the responsibility to participate in democracy.”