Donna Rice Hughes

Donna Rice Hughes

Born Jan 7, 1958

Donna Rice Hughes is president and CEO of Enough Is Enough (EIE), an American non-profit organization in the anti-pornography movement, its link to the sexual exploitation and efforts to make the Internet safer for families and children.

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1958 Birth Born on January 7, 1958.


1980 22 Years Old Rice graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of South Carolina in 1980 as a biology major, where she was both an honors student and cheerleader. … Read More
1984 26 Years Old …  Having enjoyed a surprisingly strong campaign in 1984 against the eventual nominee, former Vice President Walter Mondale, he was widely perceived as a front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 1988. … Read More
1986 28 Years Old She also worked as a television commercial actress and appeared in a 1986 episode of the TV series Miami Vice as well as an episode of the soap opera One Life to Live, and played a secretary in the movie The Last Plane Out. … Read More
…  She first became known as a key figure in a widely publicized 1987 political scandal that contributed to end the second campaign of former Senator Gary Hart for the Democratic Party nomination for President.


1994 36 Years Old There Rice married Jack Hughes, a businessman in May, 1994.
1996 38 Years Old Hughes has testified before multiple congressional hearings on protecting children online. With Hughes playing a key role, Enough Is Enough supported Congress’ first attempt at extending to the Internet the same legal protections safeguarding minor children from pornography and sexual predators in the physical realm, the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996, and others such as the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Child Online Protection Act (COPA). … Read More


2000 42 Years Old She co-wrote the story for the May 2000 season finale episode of Touched by an Angel that brought the message of Internet dangers and online safety to prime time television and won the Nielsen ratings for its time slot during the May sweeps period.
2002 44 Years Old In 2002, Hughes began her tenure as President and CEO championing the organization's mission to make the Internet safer for children and families. … Read More
2006 48 Years Old She also serves on various Internet safety advisory boards and task forces including the 2006 Virginia Attorney General’s Youth Internet Safety Task Force and the 2008 Internet Safety Technical Task Force, formed with MySpace and the U.S. Attorneys General. … Read More


2012 54 Years Old She is the executive producer, host and instructor of the Internet Safety 101 DVD series, which ran as a TV series on PBS, garnering Hughes an Emmy nomination in 2012 and the series an Emmy Award in 2013. … Read More
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