Daniel Cohen
Pronouns
He/Him
Year
2021
Chapter
Position
Founder and Lead Writer, RedShift Writers
Daniel J. Cohen is an organizer, writer, entrepreneur, and lifelong Houstonian with a passion for changing the world for the better. Cohen is Co-Founder and President of Indivisible Houston, an organization that advocates for government of, by, and for The People through education, engagement, and resistance. Inspired by the Indivisible Guide, Indivisible Houston leads and supports actions that affect the Houston metropolitan area at all levels of government, including justice and equity through the lens of racial justice, climate, healthcare, criminal justice reform, education equity, immigration, and other issues. Since 2016, Indivisible Houston has built an audience of approximately 10,000 people and pressured elected officials, leveraged electoral strategies, and communicated to the public through both traditional and non-traditional media to make a significant impact on public opinion and civic engagement. Since December of 2012, Cohen has served as Founder and Lead Writer at RedShift Writers, a company based on the principle that stories change history. RedShift has become a leading content writing agency in Houston for young writers seeking to grow and serve a regularly expanding portfolio of clients across the United States and internationally. In 2020, amidst a pandemic, RedShift launched authorship services and began working with authors including a former congressional candidate from the Houston area, and an alumnus from H.H. Dalai Lama’s Gurukul Program who is dedicated to expanding the practice of indoor gardening in India and around the world. Cohen also serves as a party precinct chair, talking to people in his community about the importance of voting and serving as the backbone of electoral outreach, especially for renters. He is a member of several other progressive organizations in his home city, including but not limited to the GLBT Political Caucus, the Houston Tenants Union, and Houston DSA. Daniel received a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University in Washington, DC and a master’s degree in communications with a focus in public relations from the University of Houston.