Democracy for America endorses Katie Porter for CA-45 reelection

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Rep. Katie Porter in her bid for reelection in California’s 45th Congressional District.

Democracy for America supported Porter early in her 2018 race for Congress and celebrated her seat-flipping, general election victory last November. In 2020, Rep. Porter is currently facing six Republican challengers.

Porter joins just seven other incumbents DFA has endorsed ahead of the 2020 political cycle including Reps. Mike Levin (CA-49) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) whom the grassroots progressive organization is also announcing its support for today. In April, the grassroots progressive organization endorsed Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Ilhan Omar (MN-5), Ayanna Pressley (MA-7), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) in their bids for reelection in 2020.

Statement from DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on the grassroots progressive group’s endorsement of Porter:

“In the media and in house hearing rooms, Rep. Katie Porter has brought intelligence, wit, passion, and a crystal clear, progressive vision for the future of the country that’s made her, in just a few short months, a rising star in Congress.

An unapologetic champion for bold ideas like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, Congresswoman Porter has also made a name for herself by refusing to pull any punches from the wealthy and powerful she’s tasked with holding accountable for their actions, whether they’re in business or the Trump administration. Katie Porter knows she’s in Washington to fight for families of California’s 49th District, and, every single day, she’s delivering on that responsibility.

“We were honored to support Congresswoman Porter early in her primary in 2018, because we knew she’d be the kind of fighter we need dozens of in DC. She’s delivered on that promise every step of the way and we couldn’t be more excited to have her back again as she runs for reelection in 2020.” -- Yvette Simpson, CEO, Democracy for America

Statement from Rep. Katie Porter on receiving DFA’s 2020 endorsement:

"I am proud to be endorsed by Democracy for America. I came to Congress to work hard for the American people and to progress our shared values. I have fought hard to hold big bank CEO's accountable through my questioning in committee, standing up to corporate special interests by voting for H.R. 1 and continuing to speak out in favor of justice." -- Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45)

DFA has 5,788 members in California’s 45th Congressional District, 248,004 in the state of California, and more than one million members nationwide.

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