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In First Round of House Endorsements, End Citizens United // Let America Vote Endorse Rep. Katie Porter for Reelection

Jun 02, 2021

Porter has led efforts to protect voting rights and pass anti-corruption reforms and does not accept corporate PAC money

End Citizens United (ECU) // Let America Vote (LAV) today endorsed Representative Katie Porter in California’s 45th Congressional District for reelection, as part of the group’s first round of House of Representatives endorsements for the 2022 election cycle.

Representative Porter was first elected to the House in 2018 as part of the historic class that flipped the chamber by promising to stand up for working families––not special interests and big corporations––and working to protect and expand voting rights. Since arriving in Washington, she has followed through on her promise to return power to Californians by not accepting corporate PAC or federal lobbyist money and twice cosponsoring and voting for the For the People Act (H.R. 1)––a once-in-a-generation anti-corruption bill that would stop billionaires and corporate special interests from buying our elections, shine a light on dark money, end partisan gerrymandering, protect the freedom to vote, and institute iron-clad ethics laws. Representative Porter is also a proud co-chair of the End Corruption Caucus that works on keeping dark money, corporate PACs, and special interests out of our democracy.

“Representative Porter’s ability to expose the rotten underbelly of Washington and the corruption that’s consuming it is critical to returning our government back to the people,” said ECU/LAV President Tiffany Muller. “During her short time in Congress, she has become a rockstar because it’s abundantly obvious that her vote can’t be bought. Her advocacy on rooting out Big Money in politics and protecting the freedom to vote is vital to protecting our democracy and delivering solutions for California families. We’re proud to endorse Representative Porter, and we look forward to helping her win.”

ECU // LAV raised and spent $65.5 million in the 2020 election cycle and raised and contributed $1.9 million in support of Porter’s reelection. Its $12.5 million independent expenditure made it the 4th largest issue group spending on the Democratic side. ECU // LAV’s members raised $9.5 million directly for endorsed candidates and state ballot measures. The group also donated over $2.5 million directly to its endorsed campaigns.

ECU // LAV merged in 2020. The group is dedicated to combating the two biggest challenges facing our democracy: the corrosive impact of Big Money and attempts to block access to the ballot box. ECU led the effort to flip the House in 2018 by supporting pro-reform candidates that stood up to Big Money and corporate special interests. In 2020, ECU // LAV led the fight to protect all Americans’ right to vote, and played a pivotal role in electing anti-corruption Senate candidates that helped flip the chamber. ECU // LAV has more than four million members nationwide, including 22,300 in CA-45.