For Immediate Release
August 5, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Sarah Perry on Advancing to the General Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Sarah Perry on advancing to the general election in the race for King County Council District 3 in Washington State. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“The EMILYs List community is thrilled to congratulate Sarah Perry on advancing to the general election. Through her dedication to the families of King County, we are confident that Sarah will empower small businesses, create accessible transit options, and protect the environment. We look forward to supporting her campaign across the finish line and watching as she betters the lives of all King County residents.”
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.
EMILYs 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, 158 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 EMILYs 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.