WAVE started in the wake of the 2016 presidential election when a small group of women in South Orange County gathered to discuss the various ways American values and ethics were being undermined and challenged by the new administration.

Our Mission

WAVE is a diverse group of nonpartisan women that engages, educates and empowers its members to advance progressive American values and ethics.


  • Educate our members and the community on important political issues.

  • Empower our members by providing advocacy training.

  • Advance political candidates, organizations and policies that support progressive American values and ethics.

I joined WAVE because I know that a group of well-informed, dedicated women can do anything they set their minds to, including save our democracy.
— Aline O.
As activism is a new experience for me, I am excited to get off the sidelines. I want to be part of the solution in sincere hope that we can protect the values and rights that generations before us fought so hard to secure and now feel at risk.
— Crista M.
I joined WAVE to ensure my daughters have access to the rights past generations have worked to obtain. I sincerely appreciate the community and support of like-minded women.
— Shera P.