Sarah Lai Stirland

Senior Writer

Sarah Lai Stirland writes about innovations in technology, governance, advocacy and politics, for, a blog of Personal Democracy Media headquartered in New York City. Recent highlights of her work include a profile of the mobile software canvassing startup Organizer, an interview with California's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on his new book Citizenville, and an in-depth profile of how and why some Silicon Valley Libertarians have lobbied against gun control. Based in San Francisco, Lai Stirland has written for, POLITICO, National Journal, Talking Points Memo,, and the original Red Herring. She grew up in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

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