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Lori Lodes

Senior Vice President of Campaigns and Strategies for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress

Lori Lodes is the Senior Vice President for Campaigns and Strategies for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress. When Lori first came to American Progress, she served as Director of Legal Progress.

Prior to joining American Progress, Lori served as the Service Employees International Union’s deputy communications director, overseeing communications for their political, issue advocacy, and government relations work. During her tenure at SEIU, Lori also served as communications director and spokesperson for the union’s health care campaign, helping to drive field, legislative, and communications strategies.

As political director for the Progressive Accountability Project during the 2008 presidential campaign, she coordinated messaging and rapid-response strategies for more than 50 partner progressive organizations.

Lori has served as a media consultant advising national advocacy and congressional races on paid media and field strategies for seven years. She cut her teeth working on local and statewide races in her home state of Oklahoma.

She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.