About Us

Kelly Baden – Secretary

Director of State Advocacy

Center for Reproductive Rights -

New York,


Kelly Baden is the Director of State Advocacy for the Center for Reproductive Rights, the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women’s reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

At the Center, Kelly oversees state and local advocacy throughout the United States, including shaping policy and advocacy strategies in the states, leading convenings for state legislators, and building on-the-ground support for major initiatives from U.S. Supreme Court cases and the Act for Women campaign. Kelly’s expertise focuses on reproductive health, rights, and justice at the intersections of policy, advocacy, and culture change.

Kelly has appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show and Up with Steve Kornacki, as well as in Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and The Advocate. Kelly serves on the board of URGE, Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity. You can follow Kelly on Twitter @KellyBaden.