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November 9, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Sarah Copeland Hanzas on Her Election as Vermont Secretary of State
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Sarah Copeland Hanzas on her victory in the Vermont secretary of state race. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Sarah Copeland Hanzas has demonstrated her commitment to protecting electoral integrity and voting rights throughout her nearly two decades serving in the Vermont General Assembly. EMILYs List celebrates her victory, knowing that Hanzas can continue doing this critical work as Vermont’s next secretary of state. We’re thrilled to see Hanzas advance justice while defending the fundamental tenets of democracy in her new role.”
State Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas is a distinguished legislator, mother, and small business owner who will serve as Vermont’s next secretary of state. Hanzas grew up in Corinth, Vermont, attended the University of Vermont, and went on to teach science and coach field hockey, basketball, and baseball. Hanzas and her husband, John, have three children, and she spent eight years as a stay-at-home mom. In 2004, she was inspired “to give back to her community in a bigger way,” so she decided to run for office. Hanzas has served in the state House for 18 years, where she has championed climate action, groundbreaking sexual harassment legislation, and affordable health care for every Vermonter. Hanzas plans to defend the fundamental tenets of our democracy, from fighting disinformation and voter suppression to promoting electoral integrity, as Vermont's next secretary of state.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.