Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker

Sarah Catherine Walker works in government affairs with Hill Capitol Strategies. Prior to joining Hill Capitol Strategies she spent five years as the ... More »Sarah Catherine Walker works in government affairs with Hill Capitol Strategies. Prior to joining Hill Capitol Strategies she spent five years as the Chief Operating Officer at 180 Degrees, Inc. During her time at 180 Degrees, Inc. she founded the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition. Sarah is also the President of the Coalition for Impartial Justice, serves on the board of many organizations and has received numerous awards for public policy.

New law will help ex-offenders get job interviews

"What this does is make sure that those who ready to work, and willing to work, actually have an opportunity to work," Sarah Walker of the Second Chance Coalition told KARE. She noted that Minnesota has the highest racial disparity in the nation when it comes to employment, and one of ...

Ex-offenders face big debt challenges after prison

"Most communities have them, and they can guide you to credit counseling agencies, and where to go for child support and other debt reduction help," says Sarah Walker, chief operating officer for 180 Degrees, a re-entry program based in Minneapolis. "There is an increased awareness that ...

Roundtablers respond to Twin Cities Archdiocese abuse scandal

John Wodele: PR consultant and former communications director for Gov. Jesse Ventura Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this audio onto your web page. This week on the Friday Roundtable, our guests discuss the sexual abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, whether ...

Minnesota coalition pushes for higher judicia

The reality is, we have no way to do that when over 90% of judges run unopposed," said Coalition for Impartial Justice President Sarah Walker. Among Thursday's panelist was former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson, who supports the proposal and says the act would give ...

In a new role, Sarah Walker continues advocating for ex-offenders

Home > News > Capitol Life > In a new role, Sarah Walker continues advocating for ex-offenders Just a few months into her new job as a fulltime lobbyist for Hill Capitol Strategies, ex-offender rights advocate Sarah Walker finds that not all that much has changed except she’s now ...


Sarah Walker's work with 180 Degrees takes an issue based approach that provides both direct service and advocates for policy reform in the juvenile justice system. The discussion among the panelists provided CEHD's first year students a window into a variety of ways to make a different ...


“I think people took politics over good policy,” said Sarah Walker, of the Restore the Vote coalition. States’ policies are all over the map. Vermont and Maine are at one extreme, allowing felons to vote even while in prison. Thirteen states restore rights after incarceration. Minnesota ...

Voter’s rights topic of LWV meeting

Voter Outreach Director with the MN Secretary of State’s Office, Jeff Narabrook, Sarah Walker, a Lobbyist at Hill Capitol Strategies and Mike Fitzgerald (Professor of History & Director of American Studies at St. Olaf College) will share their perspectives with plenty of time for ...

Panel Will Discuss Voter Rights

A panel of experts will address topic of voters’ rights: Jeff Narabrook, Voter Outreach Director – MN Secretary of State’s Office, Sarah Walker, Lobbyist at Hill Capitol Strategies & Co-chair of MN Second Chance Coalition, and Mike Fitzgerald, Professor of History & Director of American ...

Advocates push to restore voting rights to felons when they leave prison

Sarah Walker, co-founder of the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition, said 75 percent of those felons never served any prison time. "The probation population, for the most part, has not actually been to prison," Walker said. "So they're staying in their communities, they're living ...

Carleton College: Voice: A Second Chance

A leader in the movement to reform our criminal justice system, Sarah Walker ’99 helps ex-offenders succeed outside prison walls. It’s a Monday night in October at a comedy club in uptown Minneapolis. Sarah Walker ’99 is center stage, but she’s not cracking jokes—she’s the ...

The push for judicial retention elections

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson concedes there may be “amendment fatigue” but says “we can’t keep electing judges the way we have. It’s an urgent problem that does need to go to the people.” (File photo) A bipartisan effort led by the Coalition for Impartial Justice is ...

The Capitol Note: GOP Rep. FitzSimmons considers primary run

Home / News / Capitol Report / The Capitol Note: GOP Rep. FitzSimmons considers primary run His ouster came as a direct response to FitzSimmons’ role in amending last year’s same-sex marriage bill. Home / News / Capitol Report / The Capitol Note: GOP Rep. FitzSimmons</PERS ...

David FitzSimmons: Being Wronged for Doing Right

The campaign against me has not just been political, it has been very personal.” The attacks on David have definitely been personal, as e-mails have been sent out attacking David’s girlfriend, Sarah Walker, who works for a Republican lobbyist firm, but also supports judicial retention ...

The end of the war on drugs

As more states legalize medical and recreational use of marijuana, the war on drugs faces another round of examination. Rolling Stone noted a new paradox taking shape that is unfair to those already hurting the most under current drug laws: "What we're witnessing now is a political movement ...

Minnesota prison term lengths on the rise as crime falls

Some, such as Sarah Walker, head of the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition, argue that relying on incarceration to reduce crime is an unsustainable approach. According to KSTP, one out of every 26 Minnesotans is now on probation, parole, in prison, or in jail. That's the fourth-highest ...


Sarah Walker of MN Second Chance is on the show arguing for voting rights of Minnesota's felons that have been released from jail, working in community...

NAACP President & CEO Joins Twin Cities African American Leaders to Urge Minnesotans to Vote No...

Voting no on this amendment tells the state we’re standing up for everyone’s rights, for everyone’s freedoms.” About 20 local community members stood with Jealous and Martin for the event, including Sarah Walker of the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition and board member for Minnesotans ...

Convicted of a crime? Maybe you CAN vote

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