For Immediate Release: June 28, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Katie Porter in California’s 45th Congressional district.
“NARAL is proud to endorse Katie Porter’s campaign for Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Katie will be a steadfast champion for women and families when elected, and we know we can count on her be a strong pro-choice voice representing California.”
“My opponent Mimi Walters has repeatedly stood with Paul Ryan and Donald Trump in their efforts to ban a woman’s right to choose,” said Katie Porter. “I will always protect a woman’s right to choose. I believe, like women and men across the country, that access to quality, affordable healthcare, choice, and birth control are fundamental rights – and that we must defend them at any cost.”
Katie Porter is a consumer protection attorney and a professor at the University of California Irvine. In 2012, Porter was appointed by then-Attorney General Kamala Harris to lead California’s independent monitor of banks. Porter has vowed to protect a women’s right to choose and proactively draft legislation on reproductive freedom as a Congresswoman. Her opponent, Mimi Walters, is firmly anti-choice and has consistently voted to limit access to women’s healthcare. Porter will be a passionate advocate for reproductive freedom in Congress.
NARAL’s political program for the 2018 general election is the organization’s largest ever midterm political program to advance candidates fighting for “our values, our future, our vote.” NARAL is investing in diverse candidates up and down the ballot in 19 states, mobilizing members and voters through mail, phones, digital ads, door to door canvassing, TV ads, and rallies that hold anti-choice candidates accountable and lift up pro-choice champions. To read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates, click here.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”