Ilyse Hogue

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"Ilyse is the President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. She is a co-founder of smartMeme Strategy and Training Project (now Center for Story-based Strategy). Ilyse has worked for and with a multitude of progressive organizations, most recently serving as Senior Adviser to Media Matters for America. There, she focused on advocacy programs to undercut the power of right-wing media. From 2006- 2011, Ilyse served as Director of Political Advocacy and Communications for In her over five years at MoveOn, she was responsible for shaping political strategy and developing communications initiatives to give MoveOn's five million members a voice in Washington. An expert in both electoral and advocacy campaigns, she has mobilized MoveOn members and worked closely with leaders in Congress and the White House to advocate for progressive legislation on financial regulatory reform and health care. In these capacities, she has served as a spokesperson to the media, frequently analyzing breaking news on both televisions and in print. Ilyse serves on the board of Rebuild the Dream, Oil Change International, Story of Stuff, and Public Campaign." [1]

According to her Netroots Nation bio, "has worked both in campaigns and communications at MoveOn and has spent the better part of a decade working on issues of climate change and energy transition. She's from Texas, calls San Francisco home, and is spending the year in DC. She thinks we can make our own myths, and that's the fun part." [1]

Ilyse was formerly the Director of Greening Corporate Finance at Rainforest Action Network (RAN) where she led RAN's campaign to reform major banks including Citigroup.

"Ilyse Hogue is the Campaign Director for Before joining MoveOn, she spent seven years as a Program Director for the Rainforest Action Network (, working to pressure Wall Street to institute environmental and social screens on lending and investment. A long time social change activist, she is also the co-founder of smartMeme (, a national strategy project that links story telling and social change." [2]

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  1. Center for Story-based Strategy People, organizational web page, accessed June 19, 2013.
  2. Ilyse Hogue, huffingtonpost, accessed October 21, 2009.
  3. SumOfUs Who we are, organizational web page, accessed August 27, 2012.

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