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Lauren Peterson is a speechwriter, political strategist, and the co-author of New York Times bestseller MAKE TROUBLE: STANDING UP, SPEAKING OUT, AND FINDING THE COURAGE TO LEAD by Cecile Richards.

She was a speechwriter and digital strategist on Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, where she wrote about issues ranging from jobs and the economy to reproductive rights and immigration reform. Previously, she worked as a senior advisor and writer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and a senior writer on President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.


Lauren advises a wide range of clients including political leaders, human rights advocates, startup founders, and nonprofit heads. She is passionate about political engagement, storytelling, and finding the clearest way to communicate a compelling message to the right audience. 


A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she has written about figure skating (The Washington Post), pregnancy and parenthood (The Bump), running (Romper and, and finding joy in miserable political times ( She has appeared on MSNBC and been featured in CosmopolitanTeen VogueFusion's "30 Women Who Will Change the Election", and Madison Magazine


Lauren lives with her wife, Liz; their son, Remy; and their rescue dog, Basil, in Brooklyn.  

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