Katie Porter

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and three of her House Democratic colleagues introduced a bill on October 20, 2020 to fund mental health first responder units in a bid to reduce police violence against mentally ill people. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The co-sponsors cited research showing people with mental illnesses are 16 times more likely to be killed by law enforcement officers.
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) took Big Pharma CEOs to task for charging exorbitant prices for life-saving medications during a House Oversight Committee hearing on September 30, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images)
"To recap here: The drug didn't get any better, the cancer patients didn't get...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"This deserves a full, independent investigation," said the California Democrat.


Despite unending insanity at the top, we take hope and inspiration from the little-noted supremacy of so many women in so many roles facing off against the current apocalypse - national leaders whose response has been most effective; largely female frontline workers from nurses to grocery clerks; women fighting for a beleaguered right to choose; women journalists vociferously defying the lies and bluster. PBS' Yamiche Alcindor: " Stay focused. Remember your purpose. And always press forward."

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