Chair, Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Laura Tucker's leadership in the women’s community spans more than 25 years. Crain's Chicago Business calls her one of three “women keeping threats to Planned Parenthood at bay." As a fundraiser, field organizer, public policy director, political consultant, board member, and PAC founder, Laura has fought for progressive agendas throughout her career.
Laura was recently re-elected Chair of the national board of directors for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and she also serves on the organization's federal PAC committee. Back at home, Laura has provided board leadership to Planned Parenthood of Illinois, PP Illinois Action, Chicago Foundation for Women, and many others.
Early in her career Laura traveled the country running field operations for presidential candidates Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis, finally winning one in ’92 while serving as Director of Operations for the Industrial States for Bill Clinton. Her many years with the Illinois Attorney General and Illinois ACLU focused on women’s advocacy and public policy.
While raising her 3 children, she continues to consult in the political and public policy arenas- raising money, recruiting and training candidates, founding political action committees and designing electoral strategy.
Laura is the recipient of the Personal PAC 2013 Pro-Choice Leadership Award and the Planned Parenthood Illinois Action 2014 Profiles in Courage Award.