About Us

Hope Jackson (she/her)

Deputy Director of Programs and Policy

Hope L. Jackson (she/her/hers) joins URGE as the Deputy Director of Programs and Policy. An unapologetic Black queer organizer, Hope brings more than a decade of experience as an LGBTQ+ advocate, electoral strategist, and state legislative policy nerd to her work.

Hope has a demonstrated commitment to fighting for the liberation and justice of historically excluded people. She is honored to continue that work at URGE by ensuring that young people, especially those in the margins, not only see themselves in the fight but that their voices are centered in the journey to reproductive justice and gender equity.

Prior to joining URGE, Hope served as Deputy National Campaign Director at The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, where she managed the long-term strategic planning and implementation of winning state legislative and electoral campaigns across the country, and strengthened intersectional coalition building and partnership work.

A member of the Georgia Bar, Hope is a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law (Go Razorbacks!) and Albany State University. Outside of the office, you’re likely to find Hope celebrating taco Tuesday (no matter the day of the week) or curled up with a good book. She’s a strong believer in the power of coffee, loves a great meme, meditation, and color-coding documents.