Sarah Hurwitz

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Sarah Hurwitz
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Born
Alma materHarvard University
Harvard Law School
OccupationSpeechwriter

Sarah Hurwitz is an American speechwriter. The head speechwriter for Michelle Obama from 2008 to 2017,[1][2] she was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council by Barack Obama after leaving the White House.[3]

Hurwitz is from Wayland, Massachusetts. She attended Harvard University and Harvard Law School, and began her career as a speechwriter for Al Gore. She was a speechwriter for Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign and Deputy Chief Speechwriter for the Presidential campaigns of Senator John Kerry and General Wesley Clark.[4]

Hurwitz wrote Hillary Clinton's 2008 concession speech, which included Clinton's remarks about "18 million cracks" in the "highest, hardest glass ceiling." She was offered a job as a member of Obama's presidential campaign team two days after Clinton delivered the speech. Her first assignment for Michelle Obama was at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.[2]

The Forward included Hurwitz in their Forward 50 list as one of 2016's fifty most influential Jewish-Americans.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shear, Michael D. and, Landler, Mark (July 25, 2016). "Michelle Obama Joins Forces With Her Predecessor (and Former Adversary)". New York Times. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b Thompson, Krissah (June 13, 2016). "What's on Michelle Obama's mind? Meet the speechwriter who puts it into words". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Obama rushes to fill dozens of federal jobs before leaving office". New York Post. 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  4. ^ Wagner, Susan L. (September 2, 2009). "The Write Stuff: Presidential speechwriter from Wayland featured in documentary". Metro West Daily. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Forward 50 2016 - Sarah Hurwitz - The Voice of Michelle Obama". The Forward. The Forward Association, Inc. Retrieved 25 May 2017.