Dan Cohn
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
WORC, Regional Organizer

Dan Cohn believes ordinary people can build extraordinary power to win the change we need in this country and across the world. Dan was born and raised in New York state and earned a degree in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been involved in community organizing, electoral politics, and nonviolent direct action strategies for social justice for nine years.

Dan's current position is with the Western Organization of Resource Councils, a network of rural-based organizations building grassroots power across seven western states as a Regional Organizer. Organizers in the WORC network bring people together to make a change to local, state, and federal policy that affects their communities across an array of issues, including agriculture and food production, mineral development, public finance, housing affordability, and voting rights. Dan’s work primarily supports advocacy and organizing work in the Powder River Basin around coal mining, leasing, transportation, and export. Dan is responsible for corporate, financial, legal, and technical research and writing that inform and support strategy.

When he’s not in the office or on the road, you can find him appreciating life on the flanks of mountains or from the comfort of a friend’s living room. Dan lives with his partner, Emma, in Billings, Montana.