Sarah Blahovec

Disability Civic Engagement Expert

Sarah Blahovec is an advocacy and communications professional with an expertise in disability civic engagement, an issue that impacts one in four American adults.

As the Civic Engagement and Voting Rights Organizer at the National Council on Independent Living, Sarah works on issues that impact people with disabilities across the spectrum of civic engagement, from voting to running for elected office. She has worked with organizations such as EMILY’s List, Arena, and She Should Run to present content on disability access and inclusion in political spaces, and is the creator of Including People with Disabilities in Your Political Campaign: A Guide for Campaign Staff

Sarah is also the creator of Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities, the first and only campaign training for people with disabilities. Elevate’s pilot program was covered in TIME Magazine and received accolades from Senator Elizabeth Warren, Stacey Abrams, and Senator Tammy Duckworth.

Outside of her work on disability civic engagement, Sarah is a co-founder and Communications Co-Chair of New Leaders Council of Virginia, an organization formed in 2018 to build a bench of young, progressive leaders across the Commonwealth. Along with the rest of the NLC Virginia founding board, Sarah works to design and implement training programs for NLC Institute, the six-month flagship leadership development program for New Leaders Council chapters around the country.

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