Hogue will replace Nancy Keenan, who announced last year that she would be stepping down after eight years. In an interview with the Washington Post at the time, Keenan said, "It's time for a new leader to come in and, basically, be the person for the next 40 years of protecting reproductive choice."
Hogue is the former director of political advocacy and communications for MoveOn.org. She also co-founded the Friends of Democracy Super PAC, a campaign finance reform group, and was a senior adviser to the media watchdog group Media Matters for America (Bassett, Huffington Post, 1/14).
Hogue is known for "a fiery, uncompromising tone on abortion rights and other progressive causes," according to Politico. She is a frequent contributor to The Nation, where she has addressed topics such as former Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) comments on rape and abortion (Politico, 1/14).
"This is a critical moment to engage a new generation of young people in the conversation about what choice means in a modern age," Hogue said in a statement (Baker, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 1/14).
NARAL has more than one million members and has affiliates in 23 states (Huffington Post, 1/14).
Debra Ness, publisher & president, National Partnership
Andrea Friedman, associate editor & director of reproductive health programs, National Partnership
Marya Torrez, associate editor & senior reproductive health policy counsel, National Partnership
Melissa Safford, associate editor & policy advocate for reproductive health, National Partnership
Perry Sacks, assistant editor & health program associate, National Partnership
Cindy Romero, assistant editor & communications assistant, National Partnership
Justyn Ware, editor
Amanda Wolfe, editor-in-chief
Heather Drost, Hanna Jaquith, Marcelle Maginnis, Ashley Marchand and Michelle Stuckey, staff writers
Tucker Ball, director of new media, National Partnership