Press Releases

  • Light City Baltimore 2016

    Light City is kicking off this week in Baltimore and I am very excited for all of the various parts of the third district (the Inner Harbor, Harbor East, Little Italy, Fells Point, & Hampden) that will be participating! 

    Baltimore was the 1st city in America to light our streets with gas lanterns proving that we’ve always been a city of innovators! I am excited to see an event come together that will show the rest of the country why so many young people and start ups are starting to call Baltimore home.

    If you'd like more information on Light City click here to see their full list of events!

  • Sarbanes Endorsed by MD/DC AFL-CIO

    Thank you to the Maryland and District of Columbia AFL-CIO for endorsing my bid for re-election. I am proud to be part of the labor team. We need to make sure that the issues which affect working people are front and center during this election cycle.

  • 2016 Annoucement

    I am happy to announce that I will be running for re-election in Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District. 


    Click here to read the entire annoucement. 

  • Happy Anniversary AFL-CIO

    Please join me in celebrating everything the AFL-CIO has done and continues to do for working families. You can sign their 65th Anniversary card today by clicking here:

  • We Need Praisner

    Click here to read my statemnet on why I am strongly opposed the decision by the Montgomery County Board of Elections to close the Marilyn J. Praisner early voting location. 

  • Secretary Clinton’s Proposal to Fight Big Money in Politics

    Eariler this week Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton released a Proposal to Restore Integrity to American ElectionsSecretary Clinton’s effort to fight big money in politics is a robust and comprehensive policy proposal that will put our democracy back into the hands of everyday Americans. By amplifying the power of small donations and enabling every American to have a voice in our government, we can curb the undue influence of big money in politics and return to a government of, by and for the people. I applaud the Secretary’s commitment to this issue and believe there’s no better candidate to advance reforms that strengthen our democracy.

  • The Sarbanes Signal Episode 1

    Listen to the first episode of The Sarbanes Signal. To learn more about the show and sign up for alerts click here

  • John Sarbanes Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    Throughout her career in public life, Hillary Clinton has focused on the struggle of working families, with a special commitment to issues affecting women and children.  I believe that she will fight for everyday citizens when it comes to education, health care, the environment and civil rights, that she will lift up small businesses struggling on main street and that she will bring forceful leadership to the international stage.  There is no one more qualified to serve as our 45th President and I am pleased to endorse her candidacy. 



  • Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling

    Today the Supreme Court made history by ruling that same-sex couples will now have their marriages recognized in every state. I am extremely proud of the progress we have made as a nation on this important issue. Our founders wrote that all people are created equal and now every American is able to marry the person they love.

  • What's the PAC footprint in DC?

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    That's right I was the only member in the whole country who took no money from PACs. The problem is I still have to raise dollars for my campaign.  So if I’m giving up the PAC money, I need your help!

    Please make a donation of $20 today to help me stay PAC-free and be part of something new.
  • Civic Works: East Eager Street in Baltimore

    On Friday my campaign volunteered with a Civic Works community lot project on East Eager Street in Baltimore. These types of projects are great ways to serve the community.

    You can learn more about how to get involved with Civic Works here:

  • A message from Congressman Sarbanes

    "After giving careful consideration to the open race for Senate, I have decided to pursue re-election to my seat in the House of Representatives. Maryland’s Third Congressional District is home to many wonderful communities and I look forward to continuing my service on their behalf. (click here to read my full statement)

  • John Sarbanes Endorses Jamie Raskin for the 8th Congressional District

    Jamie Raskin is a close friend whom I have been privileged to know since we met in law school nearly thirty years ago. He is a person of absolute integrity and brilliant creativity, who has distinguished himself in academia and as a member of the Maryland General Assembly.  No one is better qualified to represent the residents of the 8th Congressional District and I am thrilled at his decision to enter the race. 




  • Selma

    This weekend, I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of the famous march from Selma to Montgomery.  In 1965, twenty-five year old John Lewis, with whom I now serve in Congress, led that march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.  He and dozens of others were savagely beaten by Alabama State troopers on March 7 in what came to be known as Bloody Sunday.  The country's outrage at this senseless violence turned the tide in the struggle for federal legislation to protect the right to vote.  Days later, President Johnson announced he would bring a Voting Rights Act to Congress and four months after that, it passed. 


    Thank you to John Lewis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all the other foot soldiers of the civil rights movement who refused to back down in Selma.  We know that there is one thing above all others we can do to repay the debt we owe you for your bravery and sacrifice.  It is the one thing we must encourage others to do as well.  It is the thing that will restore hope and power to our democracy . . . VOTE!  

  • 2014 Campaign Review

    Click here to see the infographic summary of the 2014 campaign.

  • Happy Holidays

  • If my voice were being heard in Washington DC...

    Click here to qoutes about what would happen if people's voices were being heard in Washing, D.C.

  • Big Money vs The People

  • Quotes from Former/Retiring Members of Congress About Money In Politics

    Click here to see quotes from former Senator Bob Dole, former Senator Olympia Snowe, former Senator John Kerry, former Senator Warren Rudman, former Senator Tim Wirth, former Senator Dale Bumpers, Congressman John Dingell, Senator Tom Harkin, Senator Carl Levin, about money in politics. 

  • Connecting the Dots: Big Money and Our Food

    Click to see the entire infographic.