Ilyse Hogue is the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. A nationally-recognized social change practitioner and expert in online engagement with a passion for progressive work, Ilyse has worked for and with a multitude of progressive organizations, and most recently served as co-director of Friends of Democracy, a 2012 initiative to build political power around the issue of money in politics.
Previously, she was a senior adviser to Media Matters for America where she focused on advocacy programs to undercut the power of right-wing media. From 2006 to 2011, Ilyse served as director of political advocacy and communications for MoveOn.org. In her more than five years at MoveOn, she was responsible for shaping political strategy and developing communications initiatives to give the organization's five million members a voice in Washington.
Ilyse is the co-founder of smartMeme Strategy and Training project which works to amplify the impact of grassroots organizing with new strategy and training resources, values-based communications, collaborations, and meme campaigning. Ilyse serves on the board of Public Campaign, Story of Stuff, and National Domestic Workers Alliance.