“Tough, unwavering, and fearless—Katie Porter is the champion California’s electrical workers need in the U.S. Senate to have our backs in a changing economy”
IBEW 180 joins chorus of Democrats, good government advocates, and progressive groups praising Porter’s bid for Senate
CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Katie Porter has been endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 180, which represents Bay Area electricians throughout Napa and Solano Counties. IBEW Local 180 joins a chorus of Democrats, good government advocates, and progressive groups endorsing Porter as the warrior Californians need in the U.S. Senate.
“Tough, unwavering, and fearless—Katie Porter is the champion California’s electrical workers need in the U.S. Senate to have our backs in a changing economy,” said Herb Watts, Business Manager of IBEW 180. “Katie has zero tolerance for corporate abuse or government ineptitude, always demanding answers and pushing for accountability on behalf of workers and their families. She is the forward-thinking leader California deserves in the U.S. Senate.”
“We can’t have a strong economy without a strong workforce,” said Porter. “California’s electricians deserve a warrior in the U.S. Senate who won’t let giant corporations rig the clean energy transition against workers. It’s not enough to just say we won’t leave anyone behind as we push boldly in the direction of clean energy, we need concrete protections in place to empower workers and their communities. I’m looking forward to continuing to fight for workers in the U.S. Senate as we move toward a clean energy future.”
Porter has been a consistent champion for workers. She recently joined members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) on the picket line to show her support for the thousands of writers and performers 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 is the best positioned candidate running to represent California in the U.S. Senate. She leads her Democratic opponents in a majority of surveys released to date of California voters likely to participate in the March 2024 election, including recent polling conducted by Berkeley IGS and Los Angeles Times, the Lee campaign, and the Porter campaign. She has a commanding lead over her Democratic opponents among younger voters, voters of color, and no-party-preference voters, all of whom are expected to turn out in high numbers in 2024.