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ACLU of Missouri Hires New Policy and Legislative Director


Sara Baker will work with officials and community organizations across the state

The ACLU of Missouri has hired a new legislative and policy director to work with elected officials and community organizations to protect the rights of all Missourians.

Sara Baker is returning to her home state after serving as Special Projects Manager and Stephen M. Rivers Memorial Fellow at the Center for Democracy in the Americas in Washington D.C.

 “We’re excited to have a passionate advocate who understands how policy affects people,” said ACLU of Missouri Executive Director, Jeffrey Mittman. “Sara’s commitment to civil liberties brings another dimension to our work of protecting the rights of all Missourians.”

Baker is based in the ACLU Kansas City office but will work in Jefferson City during the legislative session.

“I’m eager to build on the great legislative work the ACLU of Missouri has done to protect the rights of so many Missourians,” Baker said.  “I am looking forward to collaborating with legislators and community partners on critical issues in our state.”

Prior to moving to D.C., Baker instructed and organized students in the Global Citizenship Program at Washington University in St. Louis. At Washington University, she served as a policy fellow for the American Association of University Women, where she advocated for legislation to curb sexual assault on campus and in favor of equal pay.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International and Area Studies and Spanish, and a Master of Arts in International Affairs, both from Washington University in St. Louis.