Baltimore woman creates committee to support female congressional candidates

A Baltimore woman involved with the progressive indivisible effort in Maryland has created a super PAC intended to capture the energy of the “Me Too” movement to support women running for Congress this year.

Sarah Sherman said the Vote Me Too political action committee would focus on creating videos to support female candidates and distribute that content through social media. Sherman helped to create “Indivisible Baltimore,” part of the national, progressive movement that cropped up after the 2016 election.

“Like millions of other American women, I know that unless women get a fair and equal seat at the rule-making table, things can’t fundamentally change,” Sherman said in a statement.

Sherman is married to John Sherman, a former WBAL-TV reporter who created a Baltimore-based video production firm called Storyfarm in 2008. A spokesman for the group said John Sherman would serve as a “creative partner” for the new PAC.

Storyfarm was hired in 2016 by Generation Forward, a super PAC that supported former Gov. Martin O’Malley’s campaign for president. The firm was also hired that year by Clean Slate Baltimore, a PAC that published ads depicting former Mayor Shelia Dixon, then a candidate for mayor, as the Grinch and a jailed criminal.

Super PACs may raise unlimited funds but are prohibited from coordinating directly with candidates.

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