Jonathan Cohn

Jonathan Cohn

Jonathan Cohn is a Boston-based activist and editor who has volunteered on numerous electoral and ballot initiative campaigns. He chairs the Elections Committee at Progressive Massachusetts, a statewide grassroots advocacy group, and was a campaign fellow for Obama for America in 2012.

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andidates up and down the ballot routinely disprove the notion that only white or male or centrist candidates can win a competitive election. (Photo illustration by Matt Whitt/Photos via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 13, 2019
“Electability” Is Astrology for Pundits
When Ayanna Pressley was first elected to the Boston City Council in 2009, she wasn’t the image of an “electable” candidate. In the 100 years of the Boston City Council, there had never been a woman of color. Fast forward eight years, and “electability” in Boston looked pretty different. In 2017,...
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