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As FCNL’s deputy director of Strategic Advocacy, Sarah Freeman-Woolpert was responsible for deepening and expanding our Advocacy Teams program, a network of hundreds of Quakers and friends lobbying to build congressional champions for peace and justice.

From 2018-2024, Sarah trained and organized FCNL’s grassroots network, and contributed to the broader base-building work of the Strategic Advocacy Team. Sarah trained hundreds of people to lobby, strengthened FCNL’s intersectional approach to grassroots advocacy, and mobilized new constituencies to take action with FCNL.

Sarah is a former correspondent and associate editor at, a people-powered news source examining grassroots struggles for peace and justice around the globe. She has also served as a board member for Učimo, an educational nonprofit in Bosnia-Herzegovina. 

Sarah holds a master’s degree in human rights and democracy in Southeast Europe from the University of Sarajevo. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs with a focus on conflict resolution from The George Washington University.  

A native of Pembroke, New Hampshire, Sarah was raised in the Concord Friends Meeting.