Serving his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Hank Johnson is a leading progressive voice fighting for civil, economic and environmental justice.

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  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
March 20, 2023 at 8:45 PM

Staying true to my promise

John,   I’m sure I’ve made clear how I feel about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. But just for the record, I’ll say it again.   DeSantis is a bully. He gets his kicks by beating up on the voiceless and he does it to get affirmation from a loud, dominant, and ultraconservative …
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
March 20, 2023 at 6:55 PM


Well, John —   I don’t know about you, but last week really took it out of me after losing an hour of sleep the weekend before.   But it could be the last time we have to deal with this, y’all. There are proposals in Congress to do away with Daylight Savings Time for good so …
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
March 14, 2023 at 9:50 PM

“Whistleblowers” with air quotes

The MAGA GOP has gone off its rocker, John.   Jim Jordan is using his chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee and his farcical “Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government” (or as Hank calls it, the Insurrection Protection Committee) to try and portray Tr…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
March 12, 2023 at 12:25 AM

Atlanta, New York, or Chicago?

John —   The DNC has narrowed down the options for the 2024 Democratic National Convention to three finalist cities: Atlanta, New York, and Chicago.   Let us know which city you think should host the convention in 2024 →   ATLANTA NEW YORK CHICAGO John, we…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
March 10, 2023 at 9:45 PM

Defying the oppressors

John,   This week, we commemorated the 58th anniversary of the violent attack against American citizens marching from Selma to Montgomery to secure their right to vote.   This weekend, President Biden visited Selma and paid tribute to the peaceful freedom fighters who were br…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
March 9, 2023 at 12:50 AM

Embracing women’s equality

John,   On International Women’s Day, I’m thinking about resettled refugees from Afghanistan, many of them women who fought the Taliban alongside U.S. forces.   As we all know, the Taliban has a history of brutally oppressing women. Some women in Afghanistan decided to fight b…
  Worst Behavior Watch · [email protected]
March 6, 2023 at 8:20 PM

Racist, xenophobic drivel

John,   Disturbing update about anti-Asian remarks made by a Republican member of Congress.   Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX) has doubled down on comments he made about his colleague Rep. Judy Chu, questioning her loyalty to the country and accusing her of supporting the Chinese Commun…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
March 5, 2023 at 8:30 PM

I see it all

Hi John,   I’m honored to continue serving the people of Georgia’s 4th Congressional District. And I’m able to do it thanks to supporters like you, who have made our vision a reality and supported our movement to bring the people’s voices to Congress.   This campaign is powere…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
March 4, 2023 at 11:25 PM

DeKalb: “Michelle Obama Trail” | GOP: 😱😱😱

Get a load of this, John —   Republicans are calling federal funding for a PATH trail extension in DeKalb County “woke nonsense” and singling out Hank for securing the funding. Why? Because the trail is named after Michelle Obama.     You read that right, John. Last year, H…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
March 1, 2023 at 3:25 AM

The future of Black History Month

John,   As we close out Black History Month, I’m worried about its future. And I can’t help but wonder if this will be the last one.   While Black history is a crucial part of the American tapestry every day of the year, we take one month to specifically commemorate it. But w…
  Carole · [email protected]
February 28, 2023 at 9:45 PM

It’s 2023 and we have a lot to do

Hey John,   I’m working with Hank planning out a path to meeting our $2,000 goal by midnight tonight, and I wanted to reach out to see if you’re able to make a $10 contribution toward our goal.   DONATE NOW   It may feel like we’re not at the decision point in the campai…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
February 27, 2023 at 7:55 PM

It snuck up on us, John

Hi John —   The end of February always sneaks up on me. The month is almost over, and what a month it’s been.   President Biden delivered one of the most masterful State of the Union addresses in our history, laying out his priorities for the nation — priorities I’m proud to s…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
February 26, 2023 at 9:40 PM

The clown car is headed for the cliff

Well, John —   If it wasn’t already clear that Kevin McCarthy would be a right-wing leader, controlled by the extremists in his own party, it ought to be clear now.   In his effort to become Speaker of the House, McCarthy promised that he’d release security footage from the J…
  Worst Behavior Watch · [email protected]
February 25, 2023 at 11:50 PM

This one’s personal

DeKalb County’s in the spotlight again, John. Why? For embarrassing Kelly Loeffler and standing up to her attempts to suppress the vote in a predominantly Black part of the state.     Loeffler is upset because DeKalb County has accepted outside funding from an established group…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
February 23, 2023 at 11:45 PM

We’re tired of being the punching bags for right-wing propaganda

Hi John,   Last month, I was attacked by a whole bunch of right-wing media outlets for defending President Biden. And later on, my team sent you an email talking about the GOP tactics of systemic dehumanization, especially against people of color.   Republicans took Rep. Ilha…
  Hank J. · [email protected]
February 21, 2023 at 6:05 PM

Last chance to send McCarthy a message

Hey John,   It’s Hank, and I’m sending you a quick message because TODAY is the special election in VA-04, and Jennifer McClellan needs all of the support we can muster — not just to win today, but to send a message to Kevin McCarthy that his MAGA majority’s days are numbered.   Will you hel…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
February 20, 2023 at 3:55 PM

What a guy

John,   This Presidents’ Day, it’s clear how much strain has been put on the presidency since 2017. Donald Trump stretched the office out of shape, abusing his power for personal and political ends, trying to enrich his own businesses, and defying our tradition of a peaceful tran…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
February 20, 2023 at 12:16 AM

Who shot the sheriff?

John —   Can you imagine if Johnny Cash had been prosecuted for this line from Folsom Prison Blues?     Or if Bob Marley went to jail for writing this famous song?     Or if Freddie Mercury was convicted for singing this part of Bohemian Rhapsody?     Of course n…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
February 19, 2023 at 9:40 PM

We’re going to show McCarthy what’s what

John,   Virginia needs our help.   This Tuesday, there will be a special election in Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, and it will be the first election since Republicans took control of the House in January. This will be a referendum on Kevin McCarthy and his MAGA majori…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
February 18, 2023 at 11:35 PM

Jim Jordan’s going to have to get through ME first

John —   By now, it’s clear that my MAGA colleague Jim Jordan is using the Judiciary Committee as a weapon now that he chairs it. He wants to investigate every imagined, made-up, fabricated wrong suffered by his dear leader Donald Trump.   But the Judiciary Committee should …
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
February 17, 2023 at 9:56 PM

Political games and national security don’t mix

John —   Republicans are STILL in disarray.   Aside from a few publicity stunts in which they tried to further restrict reproductive rights, voted to make it easier for corporations to cheat on their taxes, and passed a meaningless resolution rebuking socialism, House Republi…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
February 15, 2023 at 1:20 AM

They say we shouldn’t talk about guns right now

John,   Last night, three students were killed on Michigan State University’s campus — killed by a shooter with guns.   While investigations are ongoing into the shooter’s motives, we know that once he decided to kill innocent people, carrying out that horrible task was all too …
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
February 13, 2023 at 10:51 PM

Love is in the air

Love is in the air, John.   You see it in the Republicans’ committee assignments.   You see it in Kevin McCarthy letting extremists in his party like Marjorie Taylor Greene shout down the President during the State of the Union.   You see it in the backroom deals McCarthy had…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
February 13, 2023 at 7:46 PM

We have a chance to defeat the racist filibuster

Hi John,   Last Congress, the House passed legislation to protect voting rights, enact police reform, rally to reproductive freedom, and defend our democracy.   But as you know, those bills died in the Senate, despite Democrats having a slight majority.   That’s because the S…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
February 10, 2023 at 9:46 PM

Continuing the fight

John,   With a new Congress and a Republican-controlled House, we have our work cut out for us in advancing artistic protections and securing defendants’ rights. So we need to get started now.   Last Congress, Hank introduced the Restoring Artistic Protection (RAP) Act to keep …
  MSNBC Alert · [email protected]
February 9, 2023 at 7:51 PM

‘Pressure is mounting’

John,   Last week Lawrence O’Donnell talked with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse about the need to reform the Supreme Court, enact a code of ethics for justices, and implement reporting requirements to avoid conflicts of interest.     Chip in to help build support for holding Supre…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
February 8, 2023 at 8:15 PM

What was that!?

  John,   The disrespect Marjorie Taylor Greene showed President Biden on the House floor last night was embarrassing.   She doesn’t have to like the President or agree with him. But she doesn’t get to shout over him during his speech.     When South Carolina Rep. Joe Wil…
  Hank J. · [email protected]
February 8, 2023 at 3:50 AM

Full steam ahead

Hey John,   At tonight’s State of the Union address, President Biden again showed why he earned the greatest number of votes in American history. He is a uniter, a healer, and a doer.   During President Biden’s first two years in office, we created a record 12 million jobs — more than twice t…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
February 6, 2023 at 6:20 PM

Blue lights in your rearview mirror should never be a death sentence

Folks,   We have to talk about what happened to Tyre Nichols at the hands of the Memphis Police.   There are too many incidents where Reverend Al is being asked to give the eulogy for a young Black man lying in a casket in a church next to a grieving mother. It’s sad for all of …
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
February 3, 2023 at 10:46 PM

”You can’t have lemonade without the lemons.”

Real talk, John —    We’ve been telling you about Fox News’ all-out assault on Hank, but what’s behind the attack is even more disturbing than the attack itself. And it’s part of a trend.   If you take a look at all the pieces and distill the various GOP attacks and attempted …
  Ilhan Omar · [email protected]
February 2, 2023 at 11:10 PM

Our fight for justice for all does not begin or end with a committee assignment

  Kevin McCarthy kept his word, John.   After 4 proud years of service, I was just removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.   I want to be perfectly clear: This political stunt is a personal one — the result of years of xenophobic, Islamophobic, and racist attacks …
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
February 2, 2023 at 9:26 PM

Our poor groundhog nearly couldn’t find his way out

  It's Groundhog Day, John — and I was a little worried we weren’t going to hear from the famed Punxsutawney Phil at all.   Look around at the Republican Party, and you’ll know what I’m talking about.   On issues after issue — equality, racial justice, climate, reproductive r…
  Hank J. · [email protected]
February 1, 2023 at 1:25 AM

No pressure, John

Hi John,   Hank here.   I know it’s late, but we’re still $291 short of our $2,500 midnight goal, and I’m hoping you can help out. It’s so important that we keep pace with Republicans if we hope to take back the House in the next election, and they’re already out to a huge head start in fu…
  Eric Swalwell · [email protected]
January 31, 2023 at 10:55 PM

this is only the beginning

John,   You can look around and see for yourself that GOP leadership is already a disaster for the country. Over these past few weeks, they have all shown their true colors.    McCarthy failed FOURTEEN TIMES to become Speaker of the House, stalling all House business for days …
  Mereda Davis Johnson · [email protected]
January 31, 2023 at 4:20 PM

They have no idea how to govern

  Hi John,   Hank’s wife Mereda here. I want to thank you for the outpouring of support you showed after my last email to you.   Watching the U.S. House this month, one thing has become totally clear: Republicans really don’t know how to govern. They seem to think it’s all …
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
January 31, 2023 at 2:36 AM

Making Fox News eat their words...

Hey John,   Hank emailed you a little while ago about Fox News publishing a hit piece on him. They literally combed through 16+ years of Hank’s public service to try to discredit him with lies and half-truths!     We need your help to take the fight to Fox News. Chip in now …
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
January 30, 2023 at 11:31 PM

Whoa! Fox just posted a hit piece on me

Hello John,   You may have already seen the long and comprehensive hit piece that FAUX News put out on me today. Some of it is accurate, but some of it is misleading (like the edited “Guam” video), and some of is dead wrong (I never called Jewish settlers “termites”). This hit piece has been …
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
January 30, 2023 at 4:55 PM

Playing with fire

John,   Republicans are holding our economy hostage.   Right now, the House GOP is refusing to raise the debt ceiling, even after the country has exceeded its debt limit.   That’s right. The so-called “party of fiscal responsibility” doesn’t think America should honor its fi…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
January 29, 2023 at 9:50 PM

I’m not going to take this sitting down

John,   I want to thank you for standing with me during this strange January. I didn’t start this month thinking I’d be attacked by Tucker Carlson, Fox News, Newsmax, Breitbart, and all those other GOP public relations firms masquerading as media, but here we are.   Today, I’m…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
January 29, 2023 at 8:25 PM

Florida is where decency goes to die

John, what does the word “woke” mean to you?   To hear Republicans use the word, it sounds like they're talking about some disease or an enemy on a battlefield. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis likes to say, “Florida is where woke goes to die.”   But to me, woke means redemption, forg…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
January 28, 2023 at 9:55 PM

What do Breitbart, Newsmax, and Fox have in common?

John,   Hank is still under attack from the far right. In just the past couple weeks, Tucker Carlson, Fox News, Breitbart, The Blaze, and Newsmax have all come after him, with Newsmax comparing Hank to George Santos! What!?   Help us fight back against their attacks by making a…
  Eric Swalwell · [email protected]
January 25, 2023 at 11:41 PM

I just got fired

  John,   It actually happened.   In the middle of the night, Kevin McCarthy removed me from the House Intelligence Committee.   Kevin McCarthy is obsessed with me. Why? Because I have worked tirelessly to bring the American people the truth about the January 6th attack on ou…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
January 23, 2023 at 7:40 PM

We shudder to think...

Disturbing news, John:   Republicans have stacked important House committees with some of the most hardline extremists in Congress. Kevin McCarthy sold his soul in order to become Speaker, and he gave some of the most powerful positions in Congress to conspiracy theorists, elect…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
January 22, 2023 at 10:26 PM

Republicans' crusade against reproductive freedom

John,   Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which for 49½ years guaranteed reproductive rights across the entire nation.   This was supposed to be a joyous day. We should be celebrating Roe’s 50th birthday and commemorating the passage of half a century s…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
January 21, 2023 at 11:55 PM

Well that took all of 15 minutes

John —   Recently we asked you to be one of 142 signers of our petition calling for George Santos to resign. We were looking for 142 signers specifically, because Santos told reporters last week, “If 142 people ask for me to resign, I’ll resign.”   We told you that if 142 peopl…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
January 19, 2023 at 7:35 PM

I'm as mad as hell—

—and I’m not going to take this anymore!   Fox News, conservative radio, and right-wing websites have been blasting me for my defense of President Biden.   Help me stand up for what’s right and send a message to right-wing media outlets by making a contribution >>   J…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
January 16, 2023 at 12:45 AM

deny them their springboard

John,   I was touched by the email my wife Mereda sent out earlier today.    And she’s right, we are falling behind in our fundraising numbers. Republicans are trying to springboard off of their slim majority to expand their numbers, and we must not let that happen.   So I’d really appreci…
  Mereda Davis Johnson · [email protected]
January 15, 2023 at 10:10 PM

My husband is working as hard as ever

Hi John,   Hank’s wife Mereda here. I wanted to let you know how much Hank appreciates your support. He’s really tried to keep the fundraising emails to a minimum now that the 2022 cycle is over.   But the truth is, he’s falling behind. He’s working just as hard as he ever ha…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
January 14, 2023 at 8:55 PM

the unfortunate reality

Hi John —   We’re nearing the half-way point of the FIRST month of the year, and we’re way behind where we need to be to ensure we keep up with Republicans this cycle.   We wish it didn’t take money to run campaigns — even though some of us at Hank HQ would be out of a job if …
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
January 13, 2023 at 11:50 PM

keeping the focus on the things that matter

John,   It’s going to be an interesting two years with Jim Jordan running the House Judiciary Committee. You can count on seeing Republicans bring up all sorts of wild conspiracy theories and launch pointless investigations with baseless evidence.   But here’s what I can promi…