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Katie Porter’s Senate Bid Endorsed by Women in Leadership Pac

“We honor and embrace Katie for her powerful voice”

CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Katie Porter has been endorsed by Women in Leadership PAC, a bipartisan group dedicated to electing women to public office who champion reproductive freedom. Women in Leadership joins a chorus of Democrats, good government advocates, and progressive groups endorsing Porter as the warrior Californians need in the U.S. Senate.

“Women in Leadership is proud to endorse Katie Porter for U.S. Senate,” said Melinda Seely and Karen Heath Clark, Founding Board Members, Women in Leadership. “Founded 30 years ago, Women in Leadership supports women political candidates who seek to protect women’s reproductive freedom. We honor and embrace Katie for her powerful voice in support of our cause.”

“Reproductive freedom is at risk, including in California,” said Porter. “Extremists will stop at nothing to restrict Americans in every part and pocket of this country from making their own reproductive decisions. I’m grateful groups like Women in Leadership are fighting back, and I’m proud to earn WIL’s endorsement. I’ll always champion reproductive freedom, including the right to an abortion.”

Porter has been a consistent advocate for reproductive rights throughout her time in Congress. She proudly voted for legislation to safeguard abortion on the federal level, as well as legislation to strengthen protections for patients who travel across state lines to obtain abortion services. Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Porter wrote directly to the CEOs of FedEx and UPS to demand answers on how they intend to respect the freedom of Americans who seek abortion medication through the mail. She also has a bill, the Access to Birth Control Act, that would prevent patients from getting turned away at pharmacies when trying to access birth control. 

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 2024 election, including recent polling conducted by Berkeley IGS and Los Angeles Times, the Lee campaign, and the Porter campaign. In addition to raising a stunning $4.5 million in the first quarter, Porter received the most small dollar donations of any candidate running for the U.S. Senate from California.