Mission Viejo, CA (July 23, 2018)— Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE) announced their first endorsements of the 2018 election cycle for Mike Levin of California’s 49th congressional district and Katie Porter of California’s 45th congressional district.
After a rigorous review of the candidates’ applications and member comments, WAVE’s endorsement committee recommended the endorsement of both Levin and Porter, and on Thursday evening, before a gathering of more than 100 assembled WAVE members and associates, WAVE officials presented $5,000 checks to each campaign
“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.
WAVE is a federal political action committee made up of a diverse group of nonpartisan women that aims to educate its members and the community on important political issues, empower its members by providing advocacy training, and advance political candidates, organizations, and policies that support progressive American values and ethics. For more information, visit http://www.wave4all.org/.