Sarah Clements serves as communications lead for AFL-CIO’s projects and initiatives related to energy and climate, including the Labor Energy Partnership. She is an organizer, writer, advocate, and media strategist. Sarah comes to the labor movement after years as a leader in the gun violence prevention movement, working on a toss-up North Carolina congressional race, and consulting for nonprofit and political organizations in strategic communications.
Most recently, she worked for a mission-driven news outlet that focuses on issues related to the criminal legal system. While there, Clements became an early member of the staff’s Organizing Committee where she helped to lead their unionization effort.
Sarah’s writing has been featured in CNN, Glamour, Think Progress and MTV, and she has placed pieces for clients and principals in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Out Magazine, USA Today, and more. She is a Truman Scholarship finalist, Glamour College Woman of the Year, and White House Champion of Change. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in government and justice and peace studies from Georgetown University, with a minor in Jewish civilization.