Ilyse Hogue

ilyse hogueIlyse Hogue

Playing Offense on Reproductive Rights

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

 Speaker Luncheon

President of NARAL Pro-Choice America since February 2013, Hogue has been leading the charge on reproductive rights for a new generation. In this role, she has built coalitions within the progressive movement with groups that have traditionally had little to do with reproductive rights. She has also brought an increased focus on ballot measures, partly in an attempt to force opponents to define what they are in favor of while giving Americans who support abortion rights a platform. She will share tips for changing the playing field in this historical election year.

Ilyse is an expert in both electoral and advocacy campaigns who has worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Friends of Democracy, Media Matters for America and She has worked to organize constituencies in service of social-justice outcomes from environmental sustainability to human rights to media reform and representation. She writes regular commentary for and The Nation, and has had dozens of opinion pieces published in local and national outlets including Politico. Ilyse was featured as one of Elle Magazine’s “10 Most Powerful Women in D.C.” and was named on Washington Life’s Power 100 list.


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