For Immediate Release
June 24, 2021
EMILY’s List Endorses Sarah Perry for King County Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Sarah Perry for King County Council in Washington State. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“EMILY’s List is proud to endorse Sarah Perry for King County Council. Sarah has dedicated her career to serving the families and children of her community. From co-founding a local indoor playground to volunteering for organizations that help those suffering from mental illness and hunger, Sarah’s work has benefitted those in need in King County. We know that as a councilmember, she will work to empower small businesses, create accessible transit options, and protect the environment. We are thrilled to support her inspiring campaign.”
Sarah Perry is a small business owner and an executive in the nonprofit and government sectors. She served as the chief development officer for Social Venture Partners International. She has also worked and volunteered on initiatives to combat homelessness, hunger, and mental illness. Sarah has a long history of civil engagement. In 2018, she received the Campaign Heroine Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus for her organizing work, and in 2017, she won the Magnuson Award for Western Washington Organizer of the Year from the Washington State Democrats. She has lived in Issaquah, Washington for 21 years.
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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 and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women 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. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.