Founding Partner- 76 Words
For more than a decade, Sarah has been a political consultant specializing in television, online and film. In 2011, along with Matt Erickson, Sarah founded the firm 76 Words.
The American Association of Political Consultants named Sarah “Most Valuable Player” for leading the defeat of Mississippi’s “personhood” initiative, and in helping run Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s / Planned Parenthood Votes’ political operation. An independent expenditure The Sunlight Foundation ranked as 2012’s most efficient. She also led successful efforts to return the Colorado House to Democratic control and Minnesota’s historic defeats of proposed Constitutional Amendments requiring voter ID and banning the freedom to marry. Sarah was also part of Minnesota’s most recent, successful efforts to pass the freedom to marry legislatively.
Sarah entered the TV business after helping to elect Brad Carson to Congress from Oklahoma, providing a critical Democratic pick-up in a year that was not kind to Democrats.
Sarah has worked for clients across the country, including Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Diane Denish; Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown; the Missouri, Oregon and Minnesota Democratic Caucuses; The Democratic Governors Association; Planned Parenthood Federation of America and The Nature Conservancy.
Sarah is a frequent guest lecturer at Yale and a commentator for FOX News. She has been named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns and Elections Magazine and “A Young Woman of Achievement” by the Women’s Information Network. For her work producing breakthrough television, radio, print and online work, Sarah has won more than a dozen Pollie Awards given by peers in the political industry.
In 2007 Voting in America published Sarah’s work titled, “The Politics of Hope, Health and Morality: Stem Cell Research as a Reason for Voting” which looked at the intersection of emotional decision making and voting.