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Katie Porter’s Senate Bid Endorsed by Ibew Local 569

“She’s fearless in the face of corporate abuse”

CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Katie Porter has been endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 569, which represents 3,600 working families throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. IBEW Local 569 joins a chorus of Democrats, good government advocates, and progressive groups endorsing Porter as the fighter Californians need in the U.S. Senate.

“Katie Porter is a champion for workers,” said Jeremy Abrams, Business Manager of IBEW 569. “She’s fearless in the face of corporate abuse, consistently standing up for working families and their needs. IBEW Local 569 is confident she will be the strongest advocate for workers and our communities as we move toward a clean energy future, push for more investments in mass transit, and combat the climate crisis. We’re proud to endorse Katie as the warrior California needs in the U.S. Senate to fight the battles of tomorrow.”

“Workers are the backbone of our economy,” said Porter. “IBEW Local 569 has made an undeniable mark on San Diego and Imperial Counties, building the San Diego skyline and executing countless local projects that are driving our state’s economy forward. Like all California workers, IBEW 569 deserves a warrior in Washington who will put their needs before the wants of greedy corporations. I’m excited to continue my work standing up for workers in the U.S. Senate.”

Porter has been a consistent champion for workers. She recently 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 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.