1/28/18 for Immediate Release
Indivisible Shasta Endorses Marty Walters for Congress
On January 28, 2018, the southern Siskiyou County group, Indivisible Shasta, formally endorsed Marty Walters for Congress. Walters is running in the June Primary to unseat Doug LaMalfa in the November 2018 General Election.
After a survey of the opinions and preferences among the hundreds of members of Indivisible Shasta, an endorsement committee was formed to evaluate each candidate’s electability using an assessment tool created by the group.
Committee members Joanne and Ed Steele, Nancy VanSusteren, Kim Solga, Jack and Lorie Saunders, Janet Zalewski and Karen Holmes reviewed the online presence of the five candidates currently running Congress in our California District 1. The candidates being evaluated were Audrey Denney, Lewis Elbinger, Jessica Holcombe, Larry Jordan, and Marty Walters.
“While all the candidates held progressive views that are quite similar, I was impressed with Marty’s practical solutions to problems facing our District," noted Nancy VanSusteren.
“It was Walters' maturity and real world experience that is relevant to Siskiyou County and our district that impressed us,” explained Jack and Lorie Saunders.
Indivisible Shasta is a group of Siskiyou County residents who came together in early 2017 to resist the Trump agenda by focusing on the work of our region’s members of Congress. Using social media and email, IS organizers share regular political updates and calls to action with followers.
“Like many rural Indivisible groups across the nation, we function as an informal, nonpartisan progressive group,” noted Joanne Steele. “Ultimately, we knew that in 2018, resisting the Trump agenda would require us to endorse a candidate for Congress and become politically involved.”
For more information on Indivisible Shasta and the process used to select and endorse Marty Walters for Congress, please visit IndivisibleShasta.org.
Marty Walters talking with constituents in Mount Shasta, CA on January 20, 2018, during a beautiful and chilly Women's March.
Marty Walters talks with participants of the Redding, CA Women's March on January 21, 2018.