What is California45th? We are your neighbors. We are a grassroots organization not funded or affiliated with a political party or candidate.

Our goals are to reach out and connect with constituents of the 45th Congressional District of California, to encourage civic participation, to educate and inform voters, and to encourage open discussion of issues that are important to each of us. We believe policy should reflect the best interest of our community and be based on fact, verifiable data, and tolerance.




We were strangers before November 9, 2016. After the election, we were motivated to focus our energies locally. It started with one person creating a Facebook Group for the California 45th and over time we all found our way there. We're as different as you can imagine a handful of Facebook strangers would be, but we're united in a common goal: to put people before party.

We spent much of 2017 and 2018 learning about the district through research on voters and their opinions on political issues. We also reached out to Non Party Preference (NPP) voters before the primary and general election to provide them information about the election and candidates running to represent California-45.

We will continue to focus on learning about the issue priorities of voters in the district as well as serve as a clearinghouse for information about our elected Representative, Katie Porter.


I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order.

— President Lyndon B. Johnson

I'm a conservative, but I'm not a nut about it.

— President George H. W. Bush


We want a Congressperson who puts the constituents of the 45th before their own political party, who values facts established via scientific method, who values diversity and inclusiveness, and who acknowledges contrary opinions with reason and respect.

Our mission is simple – to ensure that our voice is heard and that we are well and fairly represented by our elected congressional representative.  Our focus is to demand representation that is consistent with the values and beliefs of the constituency and in line with the Constitution.


Representative Katie Porter

Katie Porter currently holds the California 45th Congressional seat. The lines for this district were redrawn in 2012 by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The district includes the communities of Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, the Canyons and parts of Anaheim Hills, Coto de Caza and Orange. Previous to her position as Representative, Porter served as a Professor in the UC Irvine School of Law. We will be posting information about legislation that Porter has sponsored, bills that Porter has voted for, and her stance on issues important to constituents in the district.

Learn about the 45th Congressional District

 Members of our group are engaged in research projects focusing on the 45th Congressional District. We think it is important to understand the concerns of constituents, the demographic and political composition of the district, and the businesses/industries that make up the district. All of our research studies are posted here as well as informational flyers about our current Representative, Katie Porter.