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Katie Porter’s Senate Bid Endorsed by Adjunct Faculty United Aft Local 6106

“Porter is a fierce advocate for public education and workers’ rights”

CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Katie Porter has been endorsed by Adjunct Faculty United AFT Local 6106, which represents part-time educators, counselors, and librarians in the North Orange County Community College District. Local 6106 joins a chorus of Democrats, labor unions, and progressive groups endorsing Porter as the warrior Californians need in the U.S. Senate.

“Katie Porter is a fierce advocate for public education and workers’ rights. She had our backs when we were fighting for health care, and we’re proud to have hers as she runs for the U.S. Senate,” said Local 6106 President Seija Rohkea. “Katie knows that everyone, whether they’re enrolled in public schools or not, benefits when educators are supported and our future workforce has the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. She’s exactly the kind of leader we need in the Senate.”

“Quality public education is key to a strong economy,” said Porter. “Every American benefits when educators and education support professionals at all levels—from our preschools to community colleges—have what they need to thrive. I’m proud to have earned AFT Local 6106’s support, and I look forward to continuing to advocate for California’s education workers in the U.S. Senate.”

Porter has been a consistent champion for workers and their families. Last week, she joined members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) on the picket line to show her support for the thousands of writers striking for higher pay and better workplace protections. Alongside Unite Here Local 11, Porter urged the Small Business Administration (SBA) to audit a hotel conglomerate that laid off thousands of workers despite accepting tens of millions of taxpayer dollars meant to keep workers on payroll. She also demanded answers from the CEO of AT&T following reports of unsafe working conditions at a call center in Orange County. 

Porter has received widespread praise from Democrats, good government advocates, progressive groups, and pundits since announcing her candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Led by a team of seasoned campaign veterans from across the state, her campaign raised an eye-popping $4.5 million in the first quarter of 2023 and the most small dollar donations of any candidate running for the U.S. Senate from California. 

Porter’s campaign also released a poll of California voters likely to participate in the 2024 election for U.S. Senate. It shows Porter has a double-digit lead in a likely top-two general election contest if it were held today. In a head-to-head matchup, Porter leads significantly among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. The same survey shows Porter would be the likely top finisher from a June primary contest with other potential Republican and Democratic candidates. You can read the poll memo here.