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]
November 27, 2023 at 10:58 PM

the monday blues

Hank Johnson for Congress …are very, very real today. Well John, The holiday weekend has come to a close and I've got a serious case of the Monday blues. I'm feeling more stressed than usual because the end of the month snuck up on us and I just checked our fundraising progress. It's.…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 23, 2023 at 7:50 PM

This Thanksgiving...

Hank Johnson for Congress My thoughts turn to those embroiled in war. John, This Thanksgiving, as I think about all I have to be thankful for in my life, my thoughts are turning to people on the other side of the world who are embroiled in war — particularly the innocent people of Gaz…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 18, 2023 at 1:38 AM

It’s not arbitrary

Hank Johnson for Congress Hi John, I just talked with my team, and with our deadline looming at 11:59 tonight, we’re still over $600 behind our goal. I know these deadlines can seem arbitrary. But they’re meant to help us stay on track. If we miss too many of them, that adds up. And it means w…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
November 17, 2023 at 11:56 PM

100 x $10

Hank Johnson for Congress If we want to make progress on critical issues like court reform and voter suppression tactics, Hank needs your support. We’ll keep this short, John. We’re still short of our end-of-week fundraising goal by over $1,000. CHIP IN $10 NOW » CHIP IN ANOTHER…
  Mereda Davis Johnson · [email protected]
November 17, 2023 at 9:48 PM

Polls don’t vote

Hank Johnson for Congress DeKalb County voters do. Hi John, it’s Hank’s wife Mereda! While Hank is focusing on Supreme Court reform this week, I told him I’d help out with fundraising so the campaign can meet its $2,500 end-of-week goal. But now that I’m in the spreadsheet and looking…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 17, 2023 at 8:53 PM

It’s working!

Hank Johnson for Congress But we’re not going to let SCOTUS pull a fast one on us. John – Did you see the news about the Supreme Court adopting a code of conduct for justices? I have two thoughts to share with you. First, we’re making a difference. I’ve been leading the fight in Cong…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 16, 2023 at 9:58 PM

No stopping now

Hank Johnson for Congress Americans and Georgians alike are sick of MAGA extremists threatening every corner of their lives. John – I’ll keep this short! Progress on issues affecting everyday Americans is in our future. 'Why?' you may ask. Because just last week, Democrats across the …
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 7, 2023 at 9:38 PM

That’s not me, John!

Hank Johnson for Congress I didn’t want you to get the wrong idea. John – You might have heard that Congressman Johnson — who represents a district in the South and who sits on the Judiciary Committee — was elected by the Republicans as Speaker. I want to make doubly sure you know — t…
  Worst Behavior Watch · [email protected]
November 6, 2023 at 9:18 PM

Extremism in disguise:

Hank Johnson for Congress Governor Brian Kemp John – Gov. Brian Kemp may claim to have ‘stood up’ to President Trump, but let us be clear: His agenda is still extreme and is still dangerous to democracy in Georgia and beyond. At one point, Gov. Kemp was even asked about how his extrem…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 6, 2023 at 12:12 AM

365 days on the front lines of democracy

Hank Johnson for Congress This is where the MAGA GOP is bringing the fight. My district is the epicenter. John – Today’s a big day here in Georgia — we are exactly one year away from Election Day 2024. And our state is ground zero in the national contest for the White House. It pains …
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
November 3, 2023 at 5:59 PM

A painfully obvious question

Hank Johnson for Congress How can a purple state be so red in Congress? John – Last week, a federal judge found what we all suspected was true — that the Republican state legislature drew Georgia’s district boundaries to dilute the power of Black voters. Looking at Georgia’s political…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
October 23, 2023 at 10:12 PM

Republicans were given the keys

Hank Johnson for Congress … and they immediately drove the House of Representatives into a brick wall. John – After three rounds of voting, we are no closer to having a new Speaker in the wake of Kevin McCarthy’s ouster. But there IS a clear favorite. In the last three votes, the lead…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 21, 2023 at 11:01 PM

Release the Kraken

Hank Johnson for Congress We have to protect our democracy every way we know how. Big news out of Georgia, John: Attorney Sidney Powell, aka the Kraken, pleaded guilty on Thursday as one of Trump's co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case. And she agreed to testify. Th…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 14, 2023 at 8:39 PM

You choose the next Speaker, John

Hank Johnson for Congress Let’s consider some candidates who would actually put progress ahead of politics. John – This is getting ridiculous. It’s been over a week since the MAGA GOP kneecapped the people’s House and ousted their own elected Speaker. And we STILL don’t have a replace…
  Hakeem Jeffries · [email protected]
October 6, 2023 at 12:07 AM

If you read nothing else, John — read this

Hank Johnson for Congress We have a chance to make a POWERFUL statement.   I want to give you the latest. Extreme MAGA Republicans have barreled the People’s House into chaos, crisis, and confusion. Who knows how long it will take for them to get their act together. On the other side …
  Mereda Davis Johnson · [email protected]
October 2, 2023 at 10:23 PM

Happy Birthday Hank

Hank Johnson for Congress Let my husband know you’re thinking about him on his birthday by signing his card! Hey John, It’s Mereda with an important message — today is my husband Hank’s birthday! I’m asking all his supporters to sign his birthday card. SIGN THE CARD » Hank has be…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
October 1, 2023 at 12:56 AM

worried about tomorrow, John

Hank Johnson for Congress Hi John, We’re getting on in the evening, and I’m concerned about what tomorrow will bring. I’ll be reporting my quarterly fundraising totals to the FEC for them to make public. John, we’re still over $1,500 away from my $7,000 goal. I know you’ve probably been sent s…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
September 30, 2023 at 11:27 PM

Today’s the day, John!

Hank Johnson for Congress Kevin McCarthy wants us to fail. John – Our deadline to meet the $7,000 goal Hank set is tonight! CHIP IN NOW » With Kevin McCarthy and Fox News attacking Hank, we need to hit our fundraising goals by the end of the quarter (in just a few hours!) before t…
  Sherrod Brown · [email protected]
September 30, 2023 at 9:48 PM

missing our goal is simply not an option

Hank Johnson for Congress I know we can get back on track to win in Ohio and defend the Senate.   John – I just left a tough phone call with my campaign manager. At the rate we're going, we're not on track to reach our critical end-of-quarter goal. This isn't good — especially since w…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
September 30, 2023 at 4:58 PM

bad move, Kevin

Hank Johnson for Congress John  Kevin McCarthy is attacking me — by name — in order to distract from his own inability to control his party and keep the government open. Here’s a screen grab of his statement about me: <Screen Shot 2023-09-30 McCarthy BS.jpg> Please, if you can help out,…
  Sherrod Brown · [email protected]
September 30, 2023 at 4:09 PM

Why I chose desk 88

Hank Johnson for Congress When I saw the names on it, I knew I had found my Senate home.   John, it's a well-known tradition for senators to carve their names in the drawers of their desks in the Senate – some of which have been around since the early 1800s. It's perhaps a bit less we…
  Mereda Davis Johnson · [email protected]
September 29, 2023 at 11:28 PM

For Hank, it goes deeper than the results

Hank Johnson for Congress He’s fighting for our rights, and he’s not letting up. Hi John,  I’m reaching out to ask you for a favor, and it has to do with my husband, Hank. He’s been real worried this week, even as he was busy on his court reform package in DC. Hank knows that if we do…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
September 29, 2023 at 9:38 PM

What’s the saying about Nero fiddling while Rome burned?

Hank Johnson for Congress It’s an apt analogy for what House Republicans are doing while the crisis they created threatens the country. With less than two days before the government shuts down, what are House Republicans doing? Are they trying to hammer out a deal to keep the governme…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
September 28, 2023 at 8:48 PM

The status quo is a stubborn thing, John

Hank Johnson for Congress But it’s never been this clear that the Supreme Court needs to be reformed. Pop quiz, John! Which member of Congress is leading the fight to reform the Supreme Court? The answer is Hank Johnson. Hank is pushing to (1) expand the number of justices on the Cour…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
September 27, 2023 at 12:29 AM

Two deadlines, both alike in gravity

Hank Johnson for Congress Everything is coming to a head at the exact same second. Hi John, There’s a big deadline looming, and it’s probably not the one you think I’m going to mention. When the clock strikes midnight on Saturday night, House Republicans’ complete lack of competence w…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
September 26, 2023 at 8:39 PM

The GOP knows Hank’s district is CRUCIAL

Hank Johnson for Congress They want to suppress the vote here AND stop Hank’s court reform plan. John – Hank has had quite the week! 1️⃣ FIRST: Hank and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse worked together to get the word out about the Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency (SCERT) Ac…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
September 25, 2023 at 11:54 PM

energy to expand the Supreme Court

Hank Johnson for Congress Hey John, On Friday I held a panel discussion with some of the nation’s best legal minds at the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference, and I’m feeling inspired! My bill to expand the Supreme Court is crucial to restoring balance and legitimacy. The…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
September 25, 2023 at 2:54 PM

It could be decades, unless we pass my bill

Hank Johnson for Congress Conservatives have gamed the system with dark money and backroom deals to handpick the current SCOTUS majority. John, Congress can raise an army. The President can command it. Hard power is woven into those two branches of government. But the power of the Sup…
  Sheldon Whitehouse · [email protected]
September 19, 2023 at 8:25 PM

The state of our Supreme Court

Hank Johnson for Congress and our work to fix it.   John,  Billionaires have been quietly working to influence the Supreme Court for years, and some of the right-wing justices on the Court have proved quite amenable to those billionaires’ outreach. The justices have accepted gifts, fr…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
September 16, 2023 at 9:17 PM

“I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me”

Hank Johnson for Congress I wouldn’t call myself a Swiftie, but there’s no other way to read this excuse from Clarence Thomas. John — guess what? Justice Clarence Thomas filed his financial disclosure forms at the end of August, and for the first time ever, he reported (at least some …
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
September 15, 2023 at 6:44 PM

The truth will set us free

Hank Johnson for Congress …if only it’s made available to us. John, The more we learn about Donald Trump’s actions after the 2020 presidential election, the clearer it becomes to me that all Americans deserve to know exactly what transpired behind closed doors — Trump supporters and o…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
September 14, 2023 at 10:31 PM

What exactly was Brian Kemp fixing?

Hank Johnson for Congress SB 202 didn’t target voter fraud. It targeted voters.   Gov. Brian Kemp said Trump was wrong. Whoop de doo. He was five years too late John. Democrats predicted in 2015 the incredible danger Donald Trump posed, and no one heaped high praise on us. It’s time to…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
September 13, 2023 at 8:40 PM

“some basic realities”

Hank Johnson for Congress That’s what Fani Willis told Jim Jordan to deal with.   We’ve all thought it. Hank’s even said as much to Jim Jordan’s face during hearings But Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has a way with words, and she wrote to MAGA acolyte Jim Jordan: "It is t…
  Worst Behavior Watch · [email protected]
September 12, 2023 at 9:04 PM

“Do exactly as I say...”

Hank Johnson for Congress It’s a line normally heard from bank robbers and hostage takers. Congress JUST got back from recess, John, and McCarthy’s MAGA Majority is already threatening to grind everything to a halt. But don’t worry! They’re willing to negotiate terms. For example, fel…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
September 1, 2023 at 12:36 AM

We're building, building, building

Hank Johnson for Congress But we can't do it without you. Hey John, We’ll keep this super quick! With Georgia hanging in the balance and the GOP pushing all sorts of voter suppression tactics here in Hank’s district, we’re in a bad place if we can’t meet our 24-hour $1,500 fundraising…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
August 31, 2023 at 3:28 PM


Hank Johnson for Congress Hi John,  I just checked my fundraising spreadsheet and yikes. We’re still behind by over $1,500 for August. I’m trying to make up some serious ground, set the stage to counter the GOP’s voter suppression tactics here at home, and push my court reform package in DC. M…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
August 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM

The *definition* of impropriety

Hank Johnson for Congress I need Clarence Thomas and his billionaire friends to take me seriously when I call them out. John, Supreme Court justices are supposed to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Someone needs to tell that to Clarence Thomas. Enjoying 38 destination vacati…
  Mereda Davis Johnson · [email protected]
August 30, 2023 at 5:47 PM

Georgia’s “blue wall”

Hank Johnson for Congress DeKalb has been pivotal to the statewide Democratic victories in recent years. Hey John – It’s Mereda, Hank’s wife! I’m reaching out to ask if you’ll support Hank ahead of his critical end-of-month deadline, but first, let me explain why he needs your help. G…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
August 29, 2023 at 3:54 PM

John, you want to stop Jim Jordan?

Hank Johnson for Congress We’re not backing down. John, In Congress, I’m proud to serve as a senior member on the Judiciary Committee — it’s a serious committee, engaged in serious work to protect the fundamental civil rights and freedoms of all Americans. Or at least it used to be. N…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
August 28, 2023 at 11:13 PM

Court reform now.

Hank Johnson for Congress I reintroduced the Judiciary Act — and it’s picking up steam. John, Earlier this summer, I reintroduced my legislation to add seats to the U.S. Supreme Court — and it’s picking up steam. Will you help me continue building support to unpack the Trump-packed ex…
  Carole · [email protected]
August 28, 2023 at 3:56 PM

August can’t end just yet

Hank Johnson for Congress We have a few more things to get done first. Hey John, If you’re like me, you probably feel like this summer is dragging on. It’s been a long, hot month, and I — like many others — am weary from this month’s extreme heat and humidity, but I'm not ready for Au…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
August 24, 2023 at 12:32 AM

Georgia on their minds

Hank Johnson for Congress Here’s our GOP debate bingo card! And a solemn reminder that our state is in their crosshairs. Hey John – Thanks to your wonderful submissions, we’ve got a bingo card all put together and now we’re sending it out so that you’ll have it before tonight’s GOP pr…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
August 22, 2023 at 8:56 PM

What’s the problem, Ron?

Hank Johnson for Congress Can someone get this poor man a mirror? Ron DeSantis’ campaign is in hot water, John. He’s fired more staffers in the last few months than any of us can keep track of, and his poll numbers keep tanking. He’s lost big GOP donors — and even got uninvited from …
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
August 22, 2023 at 5:21 PM

We’re out of creative ideas, John...

Hank Johnson for Congress Let us know what we should put on our GOP debate bingo card! Hey John – In preparation for the GOP Presidential Debate happening tomorrow, we’re putting together a bingo card to share with all of Hank’s supporters (including you!) before the debate. But we ne…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
August 21, 2023 at 8:34 PM

Some votes you never forget

Hank Johnson for Congress Let’s get back to taking THOSE kinds of votes. John – There are certain votes in Congress that are humbling to take. Where — as a member of Congress — you realize that with a push of a button, you can be helping to save lives. The first such vote I took was f…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
August 19, 2023 at 9:43 PM

Climate change is happening now.

Hank Johnson for Congress That’s it. That’s the email. John – Last August, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. This bill is saving Americans money on energy costs and hundreds of dollars per month on prescription drugs right now. The Inflation Reduction Act co…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
August 19, 2023 at 7:37 PM

We’re not like him

Hank Johnson for Congress Whether or not Trump is found guilty, it’s indisputable that he came at Georgia hard in 2020. Donald Trump has been indicted again, John — this time, right here at home in Georgia. If the charges against Trump prove to be true, he attempted to cheat Georgia …
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
August 14, 2023 at 6:27 PM

The fist bump that shocked the nation

Hank Johnson for Congress No, it wasn’t the one between Barack and Michelle… It was last August, John — President Biden signed the Honoring our PACT Act into law, improving the care and compensation for those who were harmed by toxic burn pits while serving our nation. Meanwhile, Repu…
  Hank Johnson · [email protected]
August 11, 2023 at 9:44 PM

Hip hop turns 50 today

Hank Johnson for Congress Black culture is under attack, John. John – Hip hop was born as a means of self expression. Most people agree that it came into being 50 years ago today at a back-to-school party in the Bronx. Not in a studio. Not on a concert stage. At a house party.  It sta…
  Hank HQ · [email protected]
August 9, 2023 at 11:41 PM

an August for the record books

Hank Johnson for Congress One year ago, we showed what Democratic majorities in Congress can deliver for the people. John, One year ago today, President Biden signed the CHIPS & Science Act into law, increasing the number of good-paying manufacturing jobs here in the United States…