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Kevin Johnson seeks to unseat congressional incumbent in 3rd District

Kevin Johnson seeks to unseat congressional incumbent in 3rd District

Rev. Kevin Johnson is aiming to go from the pulpit to Congress.

Johnson, a political newcomer, will compete in the May 15 Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional District.

He will face off against incumbent Dwight Evans, a Democrat who has represented the 2nd District since 2016. The newly crafted congressional district put in place this year will move Evans from the 2nd to the 3rd district.

As Johnson prepares to compete for the Democratic line against Evans, he assailed the incumbent’s nearly four decades in the State House and said, “It’s time for change.”

“I am not a career politician,” Johnson said during a recent Philadelphia Tribune editorial board meeting. “I am a person who is committed to the community. … When you look at someone who has been in office for nearly 40 years, that’s not change. We have to begin to plan for the future of Philadelphia.” Read More

OIC CEO Kevin Johnson jumps into PA-1 race on eve of Brady retirement

OIC CEO Kevin Johnson jumps into PA-1 race on eve of Brady retirement

Former Bright Hope Baptist Church Pastor Kevin Johnson announced he will run for the 1st Congressional District – a day before U.S. Rep. Bob Brady announced he would not seek another term in office.

Johnson sent out a campaign email on Tuesday, promoting a Friday kickoff event in North Philadelphia.

Johnson is currently the CEO of the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, a storied job-training nonprofit based in North Philadelphia. The church he once led is also well known as one of the most politically influential houses of worship in a city where the black clergy wields considerable power.

He resigned from Bright Hope in 2014, amid questions about his compensation and the church’s financial entanglements, later starting his own congregation, Dare to Imagine Church, in West Philadelphia. He moved to OIC the following year Read More

It’s time to stop talking and act!

It’s time to stop talking and act!

And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead. — Hebrews 11:4b

The recent massacre in Las Vegas has once again forced our nation to come to grips with the need to pass responsible gun laws.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said, “I think it’s premature to be discussing legislative solutions if there are any,” and President Donald J. Trump told reporters Wednesday, “We are not going to talk about that today.”

The question is: When are we going to talk about it? And more importantly, when are we going stop talking about it and enact responsible gun laws!
The Las Vegas massacre was the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history. Prior to Las Vegas, there had been more than 1,500 mass shootings since Sandy Hook. On average, there is more than one mass shooting for each day in America.

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