Ilyse Hogue 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 MoveOn.org. 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. Ilyse holds an M.S. in Resource Ecology Management from the University of Michigan where she studied the impact of resource constraints in politics and culture. Her BA is from Vassar College.
Rainforest Action Network
America's Future Now!
Take Back the American Dream Conference 2011
Ilyse Hogue was one of the 158 speakers who addressed the Take Back the American Dream Conference 2011 . The Conference was hosted by the Institute for Policy Studies, and Democratic Socialists of America dominated Campaign for America's Future, 
National Leading From the Inside Out Alum
Pramila Jayapal made several friends on the year long course. Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Rinku Sen, Executive Director Applied Research Center, Ilyse Hogue, former Director of Political Advocacy and Communications, MoveOn.org, Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director, Advancement Project, Vanita Gupta, Deputy Legal Director, Director of Center for Justice, American Civil Liberties Union.
The group has worked closely together ever since.
Center for Story-based Strategy extended board
- Center for Story based Strategy bio, Accessed Dec 2015
- Dem. Left Summer, 2001
- Our Future website: Take Back America 2010 Speakers (accessed on July 12, 2010)
- Our Future website: Take Back the American Dream 2011 Speakers (accessed on Sept. 22, 2011)
- Democracy in Color podcast, S2E3 Rep. Jayapal Brings Her Organizing Chops to Congress
- Center for Story-based Strategy