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Rachel Cohen covers domestic social policy for Vox. Based in Washington, DC, she keeps a close eye on the politics influencing policy development, and the leaders, activists, and researchers spearheading those ideas.

She reports on a wide range of topics, including schools, housing, criminal justice, abortion rights, labor, and child care. Before joining Vox, she worked as a freelance journalist, and before that at The American Prospect. Her work has been published in more than two dozen national outlets including the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Intercept, and the Washington Post. She’s a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where she studied sociology and history.

She welcomes your ideas and questions. You can email her at, find her on Twitter at @rmc031, or message her on Signal at 1-202-681-6194.