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Katie Porter’s Senate Bid Endorsed by National Union of Health Care Workers

NUHW Members overwhelmingly vote to back Porter’s bid for Senate: Porter 48, Lee 27, Schiff 21

CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-47), candidate for U.S. Senate in California, was endorsed today by the National Union of Health Care Workers (NUHW), a worker-led labor union based in Oakland that represents 16,000 health care workers across California. NUHW members voted by a nearly 2 to 1 margin to endorse Porter following her commanding performance at a NUHW-sponsored U.S. Senate candidate forum on Sunday, October 8. 

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, whose members are on the front lines serving patients and fighting for a better California,” Porter said. “My campaign is committed to working with NUHW and all working people to secure a future in which workers are empowered, patients receive quality care, and healthcare is guaranteed for everyone in our country.”

NUHW members voted overwhelmingly to support Porter after watching her dominate the 90-minute forum, which featured the three leading candidates on Sunday, October 8 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. According to NUHW, Porter received 48 percent of votes cast, followed by Barbara Lee with 27 percent and Adam Schiff with 21 percent. Five percent of union members voted “no endorsement.”

“We are very appreciative to the candidates who took the time to meet our members and discuss the issues that are of concern to all Californians,” NUHW President Sal Rosselli said. “It was a great forum that focused on key issues without any personal attacks. Afterward, we honored our democratic principles with a transparent endorsement vote, and our members decided to give Katie Porter our support.”

Rep. Katie Porter is running for the U.S. Senate to represent all Californians and unrig the Washington-status quo. In poll after poll, Porter is the only candidate who consistently advances to a general election, finishing first or second in all surveys released to date of California voters likely to participate in the March 2024 primary. Porter also has a commanding lead over her Democratic opponents among women, younger voters, voters of color, and Independent voters, all of whom are expected to turn out in high numbers in 2024.