For Immediate Release
November 4, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Katie Porter’s Victory in California’s 45th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Katie Porter on being reelected to represent California’s 45th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congresswoman Katie Porter is a formidable legislator and EMILYs List is overjoyed to congratulate her on her reelection victory. After flipping this district in 2018, she has worked tirelessly to hold the powerful accountable and deliver results for hardworking Orange County families. In addition to defending the U.S. Postal Service, fighting for women’s rights, and pushing for free coronavirus tests for all Americans, Katie is a single mother who uses her voice to empower those around her. She is an unapologetic advocate for progress who will not take no for an answer, and EMILYs List is proud to stand with her.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices.