Katie Porter

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Katie Porter (Democrat California), won election in 2018.

Support from Onward Together

Onward Together supported Katie Porter as a candidate for the 2018 midterm elections.[1]

Congressional Progressive Caucus

Shortly after the 2018 election Katie Porter joined the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Medicare for All Act

In February 2019 Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced H.R.1384 - Medicare for All Act of 2019. By May 29 she had 110 co-sponsors including Rep. Katie Porter.

PowerPAC.org Supported Candidate

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Katie Porter for the 45th Congressional District of California, General 2018

As a Consumer Protection Attorney, Katie Porter has spent nearly twenty years fighting powerful interests and Wall Street banks on behalf of consumers and families. She’s a national leader in consumer protection and has won big victories against financial institutions who cheat consumers.

In 2012, then California Attorney General Kamala Harris appointed Katie to be California’s watchdog against the banks. The banks had promised to pay billions to homeowners they cheated, and Harris appointed Katie to make sure the banks followed through. Katie and her team held the banks’ feet to the fire, securing over $18 billion and helping tens of thousands of families move forward with their lives.

Millennials For Revolution

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In December 2018 Millennials For Revolution called for "progressives" Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna, Katie Porter to be appointed to key Congressinioal Committees.

#HealthcareJustice

Bill Honigman August 29, 2018:

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YUUUGE thanks #MedicareForAll #Medicare4All #mfa #m4a candidate for Congress Katie Porter CA45 attendees and organizers of this rally for #HealthcareJustice. Onward to #FlipThe45th #FlipTheHouse — feeling motivated with Amanda Cotylo, Amy Wiwuga, Susan Meyer and Bryan Fazio.

Honigman connection

Bill Honigman January 4 2019:

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Just made my first ever call to the Capitol Hill office of my new Rep. Katie Porter CA45 @katieporteroc in response to Public Citizen's request to voice my support for her cosponsorship of HR1 to clean up our elections and restore democracy in America. 😁👍🌊🗽 — in Tustin Foothills, California.

Made add for Porter

Bill Honigman August 23, 2018:

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Proud to be a part of making this very positive ad for my next Representative to Congress Katie Porter CA45, advocate for we the people and #MedicareForAll #Medicare4All #mfa #m4a. Onward to #Flip45 #FlipTheHouse !!! — feeling motivated.

Political Organizer

Progressive Democrats of America November 21, 2018:

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PDA's Dr Bill Honigman/Political Organizer Katie Porter Katie Porter CA45 Victory Block Party outside of her front yard in University Hills next to UC Irvine.

Backing Jamaal Bowman

Jamaal Bowman’s primary challenge really began picking up steam when protests against police brutality erupted nationwide. The 44-year-old insurgent ran primarily on Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and other policies addressing issues of racial and economic justice. Though his focus was on domestic issues, he did criticize Engel over his deference to military contractors and certain foreign policy positions, including his support for the Iraq War. Bowman, who supports defunding the police and repealing the 1994 crime bill (which Engel backed), drew on his own experiences with police violence as a black man and teenager in the Bronx.

Bowman won a surge of endorsements including from neighboring congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the New York Times editorial board, and Rep. Katie Porter of California. He also won endorsements from high-profile progressive groups like the Working Families Party and the Democratic Socialists of America, and Andom Ghebreghiorgis, a fellow local educator who dropped out of the race earlier this month after landing, in that same poll, at 1 percent.[2]

Socialists Campaigning for Katie and Harley

Bill Honigman August 29, 2018:

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Great group today in support of Katie Porter CA45 and Harley Rouda CA48 to #FlipTheHouse for #MedicareForAll #Medicare4All #mfa #m4a and #HealthcareJustice — feeling motivated with William Moses Summerville and Octavia Tuohey in Aliso Viejo, California.

John T. Williams also campained for Jatie Porter.

Unity Party at Democrats of Greater Irvine

Bill Honigman June 17, 2018:

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Packed house for Unity Party at Democrats of Greater Irvine in support of candidate for Congress Katie Porter CA45, and #HealthcareNotWarfare #WindmillsNotWeapons #EducationNotIncarceration and #CorporationsAreNotPeople — feeling motivated with Iyad Afalqa.

NIAC 2020 endorsement

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First Wave of 2020 Endorsements.

The 2020 Election may be the most critical vote in our lifetime. It is more important than ever that Iranian Americans and our allies have a powerful voice at the ballot box.

That’s why we are excited to announce NIAC Action’s first 2020 endorsements – our largest ever single wave of endorsements!

We have an opportunity to elect more Iranian Americans into office than ever before.

And we have our best chance ever to send the first Iranian American to the U.S. Congress!

We have identified twelve champions of our community – incumbent members of Congress who have worked to prevent war and end Trump’s ban on our families, and Iranian Americans who are ready to make an impact in all levels of government. With your help, we can elect them to office and bring real change in 2020.

By making a donation to NIAC Action PAC, you can help elect these champions of our community and send a powerful, united message that Iranian Americans will not be ignored on the political stage.

Katie Porter – Incumbent, U.S. Congress (D, CA-47)

Congresswoman Porter represents the second largest population of Iranian Americans in any Congressional district in the country. Katie defeated an anti-diplomacy, pro-Muslim Ban incumbent who held this seat in 2018 and strongly supports our legislative priorities. NIAC Action was proud to endorse Katie in 2018 and we must protect this swing seat in 2020!.[3]

NIAC 2018 endorsement

From an October 16 2018 NIAC Action press release.

NIAC Action is proud to endorse Katie Porter in her campaign to become the next Representative of California’s 45th Congressional district. For the Iranian-American community, Porter’s strong opposition to Trump’s Muslim ban and commitment to overturn the discriminatory order is a sharp contrast to the incumbent, Mimi Walters – who has been a rubber-stamp for Trump’s policies. Moreover, Porter supports the Iran nuclear deal struck under President Obama as an alternative to war and will oppose efforts to destroy the vital diplomatic accord.

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Porter is no stranger to the Iranian-American community. Her district is home to over 20,000 Iranian Americans – the second largest Iranian-American population of any Congressional district. The Iranian-American community, she says, “is woven into the fabric” of her family’s daily lives – including at her daughter’s school and the cub scout pack that Porter led for many years. As a result of this strong connection, Porter plans “to be an engaged committed partner to Iranian-American families and the community at large” as a Representative in Congress.

With so much at stake, the Iranian-American community needs a fighter like Porter in Congress. Porter argues that the ban was “created to enshrine discrimination into immigration policy.” As a representative in Congress, she will highlight the toll of the Muslim ban on families in her district and “fight for judges and a justice system that recognizes the unconstitutionality of discrimination.” On foreign policy, while working to protect the deal, she will support dialogue between the two countries and seek to “hold the regime to international human rights norms.” Critically, Porter notes that broad-based economic sanctions “have only served to strengthen regimes hand by depriving citizens of their ability to make a living.”

Porter brings a wealth of experience fighting entrenched interests via her experience as a Consumer Protection Attorney, including by “taking on Wall Street banks and powerful financial institutions who cheat middle-class families.” Given this experience and her strong knowledge of the Iranian-American community’s hopes and fears, we believe she will help ensure that the 45th District of California – home to so many Iranian Americans targeted by Trump’s policies – finally has representation that holds the President accountable.</ref>https://www.niacaction.org/katie-porter/

Council for a Livable World

In 2018 Katie Porter was endorsed by Council for a Livable World. Again in 2020.[4]
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The Council for a Livable World endorsed Katie Porter in 2018 when she defeated two-term incumbent Mimi Walters 52% – 48% as Orange County, CA, swung heavily from its Republican moorings to the Democrats. Porter currently has several Republicans competing for the nomination to take the seat back for the Republican Party.

Before entering Congress, Rep. Porter spent nearly two decades taking on the special interests that dominate American politics. She was appointed by then-Attorney General Kamala Harris to be California’s independent watchdog against the banks. She is a former student and protégé of Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Using this expertise, she gained a seat on the House Financial Affairs Committee where she has developed a reputation for tough questioning of heads of major banks.

Porter has a near-perfect record in 2019 voting against the low-yield nuclear weapon for submarines, against the use of military force against Iran without prior authorization from Congress, and for deep reductions of the Overseas Contingency Operations portion of the Pentagon budget.

National Nurses United endorsement

National Nurses United 2018 endorsements in California included:

Vote Common Good 2018 endorsements

Vote Common Good 2018 endorsements included Katie Porter.

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References

  1. Onward Together website: PAC (accessed on June 12 2019)
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