Sarah Tannenbaum Sherman ’93
Founder, Vote Me Too
When the #MeToo movement caught fire in the fall of 2017, Sarah recognized the opportunity to support women, and in particular women running for public office, through powerful video messaging. This motivated her to launch her own super PAC, Vote Me Too, earlier this year.
Now a growing coalition of women and allies, Vote Me Too is ready to turn the breakthrough #MeToo movement into a power for lasting political change through free, or affordable, “...fearless video ads…in select local markets nationwide to support a slate of endorsed female candidates for congress and senate.”
Following the presidential election of 2016, she and her husband, John (also a Hopper) started Indivisible Baltimore, which grew to 3,200 online members. She organized and attended weekly Anti-Trump Tuesday Rallies and attended the 2017 Women's March in Washington, DC. Towards the end of that March, Sarah says, ”I just remember seeing all the signs covering all the monuments and in trash cans and they were going to be cleaned up the next day. And I thought, 'This cannot be thrown in the trash. This collective feeling of women's power cannot be thrown away.’”
Sarah’s journey to her current calling was by way of a BA in English and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and study abroad in London with Syracuse University, with a concentration in creative writing. She went on to earn a master’s in Culinary Arts from L’Academie de Cuisine and then did graduate coursework in early child development that allowed her to teach in North Carolina and in two DC Public Schools.
Her current political experience started in earnest when she volunteered for the John Kerry presidential campaign through Emily’s List, followed by both Obama presidential campaigns, two Martin O’Malley campaigns and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid.