National Black Pro-Life Coalition ∴ Walter B. Hoye II


Website: Issues4Life Foundation

Column: Conflict Of Interest

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Twitter: @WalterHoye

Walter B. Hoye II is both President and Founder of the Issues4life Foundation, the California Civil Rights Foundation, Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, Core Member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, sits on the board of The Morning Center which was founded to provide free full-service maternity care to women in urban and under-served areas, published author of the book Leadership from the IN|SIDE Out and serves as a leadership consultant. The premature birth (six months, 2.1 pounds) of his son taught him that the fetus is a person, a living, breathing human being. As a young man Walter played football at Michigan State University where he graduated with a master's degree in sociology in 1980. In 1983 he graduated from the United States International University, now Alliant International University, with a master's degree in business administration.

“Walter embodies the Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy, standing up for the least of these, the vulnerable mothers and their babies.”
 — Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Walter and his wife (Lori) were the recipients of the 2014 Students for Life of America's West Coast Conference Defender of Life Award. In 2013 Walter was recognized by Chicago's Pro-Life Pro-Family Coalition for his strong stand for life and family. In 2012 Walter was invited by Congressman Allen West to address the "Economic Impact of Abortion" on the Hill in Washington, D.C. In 2011 Walter received the "Hero at Heart" Award from Life Issues Institute to recognize outstanding courage on behalf of innocent life. Walter was also interviewed on Life Issues Institute's Emmy Award winning television program (Season 4: Episode 2: Free Speech Denied), Facing Life Head-On. Graciously the Family Research Council recognized Walter Hoye with the 2009 "John Wise Award".

In 2008, Walter and his wife Lori were the recipients of the 4th Annual Walk for Life West Coast's St. Gianna Molla Award for "courage under fire" in the Pro-Life movement. Graciously the Family Research Council (FRC) recognized Walter Hoye with the 2009 John Wise Award. Walter's work in the Pro-Life community was honored by Chuck Colson's 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day BreakPoint.

Walter was unjustly jailed for his peaceful defense of the unborn on a sidewalk outside an abortion clinic in Oakland, California. He served as an incredible leader for the cause of the unborn despite the personal costs. His seven (7) part series entitled "Betrayal Trauma" detailing the four (4) reasons why Black American leadership rejects the Pro-Life movement has gone viral and is the subject of many of his speaking engagements. His "Letter from the Santa Rita Jail" and California Equal Rights Amendment's appeal for Personhood entitled "Why I Can't Wait" are now classics.

Walter competes in the San Francisco Marathon and catches an NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB game whenever he can.

Walter is a Christian, married and the father of two adult children. He and his wife, Lori, live in Union City, California.