State Senator Sarah McBride was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. She worked for former Governor Jack Markell, the late Attorney General Beau Biden, and served in the Obama-Biden White House. Prior to her election to the state senate, she served as the national spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ equal rights organization.
As a state senator, McBride has passed legislation expanding access to health care, requiring mental health and media literacy education in public schools, promoting green technologies, preventing lead poisoning in youth, and protecting workers and families. McBride passed the landmark Healthy Delaware Families Act, providing paid family and medical leave to workers throughout the First State and marking the largest expansion of Delaware's social safety net in decades.
Sarah, who would be the first transgender member of Congress, is running to help expand healthcare access, build an economy that benefits workers and families, and reform our criminal justice system, among other priorities.
McBride has committed to supporting J Street’s values in Congress, and has already worked closely with the PAC team to help craft her messaging. She has said that “as a member of the LGBTQ community, [she understands] the deep yearning for a safe haven in a world that too often dehumanizes those of different faiths, races, genders, and sexual orientations.” Sarah knows that “Israelis and Palestinians alike urgently deserve the ability to live in peace and security.” She “fully [supports] a two-state solution that recognizes the right for both Israel and a Palestinian state to peacefully coexist,” and firmly believes that actions like settlement expansion and acts of annexation make a lasting peace harder to attain.