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I run Forza Communications, a community relations firm based in Sacramento specializing in renewable energy and environmental politics. I also am President of the Sacramento Natural Foods Cooperative's Board of Directors.
Mayor Kevin Johnson will be hosting an Election Night Results Viewing Party on Tuesday night, and is inviting all Sacramento voters to join him in watching the results. Johnson, who has campaigned for President Obama in the key swing states of Nevada, North Carolina, and Florida, says the viewing party will allow Sacramentans of all political stripes to gather together to watch the returns in this historic election. "This is a critical election for our nation, our state, and our city," said Johnson. "We're hoping for a record turnout, and I'd lke to welcome any Sacramento citizen who has cast their ballot to watch it being counted with us, no matter who you are supporting." Here are t
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will head to the swing state of North Carolina today to stump for the re-election of President Barack Obama. Johnson will join a bus tour from Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that will visit the cities of Winston-Salem, High Point, Fayetteville, Rocky Mount, Jacksonville, Wilmington and Durham. He will be joined by state legislators, state officials, and national Obama for America leaders, including former Presidential Aide Reggie Love. “It is critically important for Sacramento and America to re-elect President Obama,” said Johnson, who has campaigned for the President in California and other states. “With the race tightening, I’m doing all I can in a swin
It is no surprise that anti-tax and chamber-of-commerce types oppose Measure U, the measure to raise sales taxes in the City of Sacramento. Their knee-jerk reaction to raising revenues is predictable. But progressives have plenty of reasons to oppose Measure U as well. Measure U is a regressive sales tax. That means that poor and middle-income families will pay the same rate as Sacramento’s wealthiest citizens, essentially subsidizing the rich for services that we all receive. According to Citizens for Tax Justice, since seniors, students and low-income families spend most of their money on essentials, a sales tax hits them the hardest. Measure U will cost these families hundreds of doll
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will be the keynote speaker at the meeting of the College Democrats of America at this year's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. "Mayor Johnson is a great advocate for student issues and is a mentor to College Dems everywhere," said College Democrats of America National President Alejandra Salinas. "We look forward to him sharing his story and reiterating why it is critical for us to reelect President Barack Obama this November." Mayor Johnson will discuss his accomplishments as Mayor, and promote the Obama Administration's priorities. Johnson, a long-time Obama supporter, has held numerous fundraising events for the President duri
Mayor Kevin Johnson traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota last Friday to speak before the Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee, which is charged with drafting the party's stance on key issues facing the nation. The platform will be voted on by Democratic delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in September, which Johnson also will attend. With his remarks, Mayor Johnson represented the Democratic mayors of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the national organization that represents the city's leaders. Mayor Johnson spoke on a variety of issues, including public safety, education, and infrastructure. Below are excerpts from his remarks made on Friday: "U.S.