Jo Comerford

Massachussetts State Senate, District, Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester

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Jo Comerford is running for State Senate in Massachussetts now after decades of fighting and winning on critical progressive battles around everything from food justice, prison reform, hunger and homelessness, and more.

She began her career in New York, leading prison reform campaigns—especially focused on the impact of incarceration on mother and the root causes of women’s incarceration.

When she arrived in western Massachusetts over 20 years ago, she led a crisis intervention outreach team through the Center for Human Development focused on work with people struggling with mental and physical health issues, trauma, and poverty. For seven years, Jo served as the director of the western Massachusetts American Friends Service Committee and then as director of programs at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, where she focused her efforts on meeting the immediate demands of hunger and food insecurity, while also working to reduce hunger regionally.

Jo then became the Executive Director of the National Priorities Project and under her leadership, NPP was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its essential work to make the U.S. federal budget accessible.

For the past four years, she’s served as Campaign Director at MoveOn, spearheading grassroots campaigns in support of MoveOn’s eight million member-leaders organizing - focused on issues ranging from gun safety, to the Iran Deal and nuclear disarmament, to standing up the toxic Trump agenda.

Because the incumbent State Senator resigned after the finalization of the primary ballots in May, Jo Comerford is one of three write-in candidates in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary out of four total candidates, which is why every vote will be critical.

Write in Jo Comerford on September 4th - she’s the progressive champion with the wide-ranging experience, vision, and leadership depth it’ll take to fight for racial and economic justice in the legislature, and win.

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