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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

In 2012, Hogue helped launch the super PAC Friends of Democracy with liberal billionaire George Soros’ son Jonathan Soros. Hogue served as a co-director of the PAC.

Her efforts earned her a citation from the Huffington Post as one of the “50 women who made the 2012 election.” She also serves on the board of directors of Rebuild the Dream, an organization founded by former Obama green jobs czar and 9/11 “truther” Van Jones.

Before joining NARAL, Hogue served as senior adviser to Media Matters for America, where she “focused on advocacy programs to undercut the power of right-wing media.”

Hogue also worked as a political and communications strategist for MoveOn.org from 2006 to 2011,  program director at the Rainforest Action Network and “forest issues specialist” for Greenpeace. Hogue is a vocal Occupy supporter.

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