Sarah is a commentator and digital media troublemaker for RawStory.com and occasionally author pieces about issues pertaining to young people, progressive policy and political campaigns.
She previously worked as a digital editor for Alternet.org, writer at Salon.com, digital editor at BNR and co-edited Future Majority. She wrote for Wiretap Magazine youth site to parent publications The Nation and Mother Jones. Under the direction of Rock the Vote’s Rock the Trail, Sarah got the amazing opportunity to cover the 2008 Presidential election from the Iowa Caucuses, South Carolina Primary, Super Tuesday, the Democratic Convention in Denver, the Republican Convention in St. Paul, and the first Presidential Debate at Ole Miss – just to name a few.
Up until 2008 Sarah worked as a fundraising professional on Congressional and statewide campaigns, for consulting firms offering general consulting and direct mail, and as Development Director for Skyline Public Works. Since 2008, she has enjoyed returning to her creative roots using digital and social media while writing and commenting on the politics of the day.
Sarah worked for nearly two years as the Media Director on the Oklahoma Governor’s race in 2010, as Digital Director at the labor union UNITE HERE, as well as EMILY’s List and Daily Kos. While she works full-time in Washington, D.C., she often consult for candidates and campaigns back home and in red states.
- Activism and advocacy
- Care giving
- Domestic violence
- Media and Entertainment
- Online harassment and Free speech
- Pop culture
- Social justice
- Social media
- Violence against women
- Women and Politics
- Women's empowerment
- Women's issues
- Women's leadership
Survey ‘proving’ less support for campus free speech funded by notorious oligarchs
Raw Story [SEPT 19, 2017]
These top Trump associates have all lied about contacts with Russia — and the list is growing
Raw Story [JULY 10, 2017]
Republicans in red states are panicked over upcoming elections — thanks to Donald Trump
Raw Story [MAY 23, 2017]
Informed Rant: Sarah Burris and Josh talk about post-election Trump-related violence
TruthOut Radio [NOV 11, 2016]
Sarah Burris on Stephanie Miller about young voters and the millennial vote in 2016
Stephanie Miller Sirius [FEB 5, 2016]
Trevor Noah’s just not funny: “The Daily Show” is a trainwreck — I know, because I watch for a living
Salon [NOV 24, 2015]
Why Dress Codes for Girls Are Counterproductive and Misdirected
Attn [DEC 24, 2014]
Why I Thought Abuse and Violence Was the Way of the World
Attn [SEPT 27, 2014]