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]
December 3, 2021 at 4:21 PM

SIGN ON: Demand voting rights reform

  Hi John,     Voting is the foundational right to all other rights. But Big Lie Republicans have been doing their very best to pass laws restricting the right to vote of folks they don’t think will support them.    Republican legislators around the country have been passin…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
December 2, 2021 at 10:55 PM

Racism in our courts

  John, Federal judges have an immense amount of work to get through every year, which means they turn to their clerks to do the bulk of the research and even draft opinions. This means that clerks — who aren’t elected — have an incredible influence on the court system.   Tha…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 11:56 PM

This case is the greatest threat to abortion

  John, The Supreme Court held 49 years ago in Roe v. Wade that a woman’s right to control her body and health was a constitutionally protected right. And for 49 years Republicans have fought tooth and nail to deny freedom to women to make this basic and personal health care d…
Hank · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 4:01 PM

for you

Hi John, Wanted to check in about our fundraising for the month. We’re a bit behind where we need to be and I’m concerned about approaching the end of the year looking weak. Republicans are targeting Georgia and who knows what kind of campaign I’ll have to go against.   If you could support my c…
Hank HQ · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 12:25 AM

slump

  John, November and December are always tough holidays to fundraise, and tomorrow is our fundraising deadline. But don’t take our word for it, here’s the proof.      We saw a drastic drop-off in fundraising last year in November and December, but we can’t continue that …
Hank HQ · [email protected]
November 28, 2021 at 9:56 PM

re: I voted to pass the Build Back Better Act

  John,   We wanted to make sure you saw Hank’s email about voting to pass the Build Back Better Act out of the House of Representatives. Any one of the provisions within the bill will be a monumental reform to our lives: adding hearing benefits to Medicare, instituting univers…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 10:41 PM

Congress must honor the Freedom Riders

  John, On September 22, 1961, after months of protests and arrests of Freedom Riders on public transit, the Interstate Commerce Commission finally ordered the removal of “whites only” signs from interstate bus terminals throughout the South by November 1st of that year.   Th…
Hank HQ · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 12:16 AM

Breitbart attacking Hank!

  John, When Hank sees something wrong or unjust, he speaks his mind. That’s why conservatives constantly attack him.    When a top school administrator in Texas instructed teachers to use books offering “opposing” views on the Holocaust, Hank spoke up and condemned the acti…
Worst Behavior Watch · [email protected]
November 21, 2021 at 9:06 PM

Bannon is not above the law

  John, Trump crony Steve Bannon was just indicted for refusing to provide information to the January 6th Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.   Bannon, under orders from Trump, refused to comply with subpoenas from the committee trying to uncover what happened …
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 20, 2021 at 6:51 PM

GOP coming after Lucy McBath

  Republicans are coming after Democrats in Georgia, John. They just released new proposed congressional district maps, which redraw Rep. Lucy McBath’s district into solidly-Trump territory. Her new district voted for Trump with 57.8% of the vote in 2020. This is a clear at…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 19, 2021 at 9:50 PM

I voted to pass the Build Back Better Act

  John, I voted to pass the Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives today. This historic investment will transform life in America for generations to come. It has not been an easy road to this point, and the fight isn’t won yet, but this is an achievement I’m prou…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 18, 2021 at 10:56 PM

Taking on Greg Abbott

  Abandoning Texans during and after a blackout that killed hundreds of people. Signing a virtual ban on abortion. Allowing residents to carry handguns without permits. Using anti-immigrant rhetoric that contributed to a mass shooting targeting Hispanics.    Texas Gov. Greg Abbot…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 17, 2021 at 11:45 PM

it’s done

  Hi John, I’m happy to say that President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday, a crucial piece of legislation that will have both immediate and long-term benefits for all Americans. It was an honor to attend the signing ceremony with public offi…
Carole · [email protected]
November 16, 2021 at 11:25 PM

quick check in

Hi John, wanted to quickly check in. I went over our fundraising numbers last night, and unfortunately we aren’t on track to meet our fundraising goal for this month. 2022 is right around the corner, and Republicans in Georgia are gearing up to elect Trump’s handpicked candidates up and down the b…
Alyssa Milano · [email protected]
November 14, 2021 at 8:41 PM

my final message

  Hi John, this is my final message to you about the problems with our court system. We take for granted that workers are legally protected in their jobs, but unfortunately that isn’t true for thousands of workers in our federal judiciary system. They aren’t protected from harassm…
Alyssa Milano · [email protected]
November 13, 2021 at 4:27 PM

no code of ethics

  Hi John,     Our Supreme Court should be a panel of independent, ethical justices who interpret the law without favor to private, political, and economic interests.   Unfortunately, the dark money interests have captured our courts, including the Supreme Court. Supreme Cour…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 12, 2021 at 10:26 PM

ending forced arbitration

  Hi John,     I’m pleased to say that the House Judiciary Committee passed my bill, The FAIR Act, out of committee. The FAIR Act would end forced arbitration and restore the right of Americans to seek accountability through the court system.    Forced arbitration pits indiv…
Alyssa Milano · [email protected]
November 11, 2021 at 5:56 PM

expanding the Supreme Court

  Hi John, it's Alyssa again.     As part of spreading awareness about our broken court system, I wanted to speak to you today about expanding the Supreme Court.    Our current Supreme Court has lost the trust of the American people. Republicans have shattered judicial norms b…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 10, 2021 at 11:46 PM

We’re getting it done

  John, During the entirety of Donald Trump’s presidency, “infrastructure week” became a running joke. It was supposed to be one of his signature issues. He promised to deliver during his campaign, but it never materialized during his presidency.    But President Joe Biden an…
Alyssa Milano · [email protected]
November 9, 2021 at 1:51 PM

I wanted to talk with you

  Hi John, Alyssa Milano here. You may know me as an actress and activist, and I’m partnering with Congressman Hank Johnson to expose an area of our government that doesn't always capture the attention it deserves, our justice system.   Once confirmed, judges and Supreme Court ju…
Hank HQ · [email protected]
November 8, 2021 at 11:21 PM

One year out

  Hi John, We’re officially one year out from the midterm elections. Republicans are gunning to beat Democrats and flip control of Congress next year. That means tax cuts for the rich instead of climate action, abortion rights, or gun violence prevention. Now that we’re less tha…
Worst Behavior Watch · [email protected]
November 7, 2021 at 4:26 PM

they just elected domestic terrorists

  John, Last Tuesday, on top of a stinging gubernatorial Democratic loss in Virginia, at least 7 Republicans who participated in the January 6th insurrection were elected, or re-elected, to office in various states.   These are not fringe Republicans, these are candidates ful…
Hank HQ · [email protected]
November 6, 2021 at 7:36 PM

RATINGS CHANGE: GA TOSS-UP

  John, In the wake of the GOP victories in Virginia, the election experts at Sabato’s Crystal Ball have downgraded Rev. Warnock’s Senate race in Georgia from “Leans Democrat” to “Toss-up.” He’s in danger of losing his seat we fought so hard to win. We can’t let that happen.  …
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 6, 2021 at 1:56 PM

we could be next

  John, Democrats lost big in Virginia this week, there’s no way to sugarcoat it. All three statewide Democrats lost, and the House of Delegates looks like it will flip from blue to red.     This is a wakeup call for the rest of us, and election expert Dave Wasserman summed i…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 3, 2021 at 11:26 PM

It was only a matter of time

  John, The Senate GOP establishment is already rallying behind Herschel Walker as their chosen challenger to Senator Raphael Warnock in the 2022 midterm elections.   Walker is a longtime Trump associate and devout supporter, whose political stance falls exactly in line with …
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
November 2, 2021 at 11:06 PM

thank you

  Hi John, We just finished our October deadline fundraising push, and I’m happy to tell you that we got over the finish line right before the deadline. This is huge, and it shows the power of the grassroots movement that we’ve created.    Republicans are growing confident that…
Carole · [email protected]
October 31, 2021 at 6:37 PM

in just a few hours

  John, I’ll get right to the point, we’re close — so close! With just a few hours left in October, and we’re only a handful of donations away from meeting our goal. You could be the one to put us over the top, and I know Hank would appreciate it. If you support Hank and his wo…
Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 31, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Tonight's deadline

  Hi John,   We know it's the weekend so we'll get right to it. Our end of month deadline is tonight, and we're falling a bit behind.    Senate Republicans last week again blocked voting rights legislation critical to ensuring every American's right to vote. After losing both …
Hank (iPhone) · [email protected]
October 30, 2021 at 6:56 PM

I could use some help

Hi John, I’ll get right to the point. Tomorrow is the last day of the month, and I could use some help in reaching our fundraising goal.    This has been a long month: Congress has been working around the clock to implement real change before the end of the year comes and elections start to take…
Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 29, 2021 at 12:22 PM

Fwd: I didn’t get arrested for nothing

  Hi John,   Did you see Hank’s email? Even we sometimes forget how hard he’s working to create change in Congress. If that means getting arrested to bring attention to an important issue like voting rights, he’ll do it.    We are coming down to the wire with this month’s fund…
Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 28, 2021 at 10:27 PM

They want to make Georgia Democrats extinct

  John, they have the advantage. When we flipped Georgia blue for President Biden and then Sens. Warnock and Ossoff, Republicans were shocked. They were so used to taking Georgia for granted, they couldn’t believe our organizing in key districts turned the tide. Now they know we…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
October 27, 2021 at 11:51 PM

Hold on...looping John in

+ Looping John in, My campaign manager Carole let me know that Republicans have been breaking fundraising records left and right, and Georgia will be one of their top targets next year. She’s a little concerned, but I believe in our team that we can meet our end-of-month goal and stay right on tr…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
October 26, 2021 at 10:33 PM

I didn’t get arrested for nothing

  John,  When I was arrested for protesting attempts to stall voting rights reform this summer, I did so because it’s a fundamental right to our democracy that is being threatened. Republicans around the country are trying to pass more restrictions that target voters of color to …
Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 26, 2021 at 1:45 PM

BREAKING: Jan. 6 organizers met with GOP to plan protest

  John, Damning evidence is emerging about the January 6 insurrection. New sources are telling investigators they met with dozens of Republicans leading up to the event and were promised “blanket pardons” for any crimes committed.    These disturbing allegations are just the ti…
Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 25, 2021 at 11:21 PM

one week out

  John,  Republicans are telling their supporters (and their donors) they’re confident they can take back Georgia in the 2022 elections. They plan to pour money into the state and recruit mega-donors to add to the haul. The GOP would like nothing more than to outraise us this mon…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
October 24, 2021 at 8:32 PM

It’s getting tight

  John, even Nate Silver thinks the Virginia gubernatorial race is close.  Virginia is like Georgia, a state that used to be a Republican stronghold that is becoming bluer every year. But in an off-year election with favorable dynamics for conservatives, Glenn Youngkin is clo…
Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 23, 2021 at 2:43 PM

$3.7 Million

  John, Herschel Walker has already raised $3.7 million since the start of his campaign.  Donald Trump is getting more excited about the prospect of his ally becoming a U.S. Senator. Rev. Warnock has been a champion of Georgians since he was elected to the Senate earlier this …
Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 22, 2021 at 12:41 PM

House GOP breaks fundraising record

  John, The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced they raised $25.8 million in the third quarter, totaling over $100 million in 2021 so far. They broke their own September fundraising record, and they’re wasting no time raising more in October.    This mea…
Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 21, 2021 at 9:18 PM

Hank's fighting for you, they fight for their bottom line

  John, When corporations say they’re doing good, we want to believe them. They spend boatloads of money advertising their charitable efforts and support for key legislation such as guaranteeing the right to vote. But while Hank is holding the line to pass the full Build Back Bett…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
October 20, 2021 at 10:54 PM

Sigh of relief

  John, you can take a sigh of relief.  A judge in Georgia just dismissed a case that could have paved the way for a full audit of Fulton County’s ballots. With the dismissal, the final outstanding lawsuit challenging Georgia’s election results is finished.    For now we can cel…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
October 19, 2021 at 11:36 PM

BREAKING: Trump is suing

  John, Donald Trump is suing Congress and the National Archives to block the release of his meetings and communications leading up to and during the January 6 attacks. What is he trying so hard to hide?  The only reason the January 6 commission exists is because Democrats are in…
Worst Behavior Watch · [email protected]
October 19, 2021 at 1:56 PM

Swastika

John, Herschel Walker will stop at nothing to beat Rev. Warnock next year. Even if that means attending a fundraiser hosted by a supporter with a swastika as a Twitter profile picture.  It’s a disgusting symbol, particularly in light of the increase in hate crimes against Jewish pe…
Carole · [email protected]
October 18, 2021 at 10:15 PM

checking in

Hi John, wanted to check in. I updated our fundraising numbers last night, and unfortunately we aren’t on track to meet our fundraising goal for this month. These are the crucial months when potential opponents are thinking of running against us. We need to be able to show strength.   Would you …
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
October 12, 2021 at 9:55 PM

What’s at stake

  John, All eyes are on the Build Back Better package negotiations right now. With so much of the focus on the political ramifications, I wanted to speak directly to you, John, about the actual impacts of the measure.   These are policies that will have a massive impact on dail…
Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 11, 2021 at 9:32 PM

“Socialist, Communist Hank Johnson”

  Hi John, Do you remember Johsie Cruz, the candidate who ran against Hank in 2020 and refused to concede the election? She’s not done attacking him.   Not only did she attend Trump's mega-rally in Georgia, she also gave a speech about Hank at the “Demand an Audit Rally”. She s…
Worst Behavior Watch · [email protected]
October 10, 2021 at 6:25 PM

Using donor money for rent and utilities

John, When people give their hard-earned money to political campaigns, they do so in the belief that it will be used to fight for what they believe in on the campaign trail. But GOP Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert’s campaign used donor money to pay utility and rent bills, a flagrant v…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
October 9, 2021 at 4:16 PM

Our next Secretary of State

  Hi John, Free and fair elections are essential to a healthy democracy, but they’re under attack by Republicans looking to tip the scales. Georgia Republicans passed one of the most restrictive voting bills in the country — because they didn’t like the results of the election.  …
Hank HQ · [email protected]
October 7, 2021 at 2:26 PM

In their own words

  John, Trump came to Georgia not too long ago, and held a mega-rally to spread his Big Lies. We’ve become accustomed to him calling his loss in the 2020 election rigged, itself a dangerous sign for democracy. But what was even more concerning was the fact that he now has followe…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
October 6, 2021 at 10:35 PM

They’re coming after her now

  Hi John, As I’ve told you before, Georgia Republicans control the redistricting process. They just released their preliminary maps, and they don’t look good. They’re targeting Rep. Lucy McBath, the mother of a gun violence victim who has advocated for common sense gun contr…
Hank Johnson · [email protected]
October 5, 2021 at 11:09 PM

A generational moment

  John, Congress has an opportunity to pass a once in a generation piece of legislation that will rebuild our economy through expanded access to healthcare, a fair tax code where billionaires pay their fair share, commitment to reduce the carbon emissions, and much more. Democrat…