Councilman Kenyatta Johnson represents Philadelphia’s Second District, covering parts of Center City, South and Southwest Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, the Navy Yard, Eastwick, Grays Ferry, Hawthorne, and Point Breeze.

Born and raised in the Point Breeze section of the city, Kenyatta’s commitment to fighting for our neighborhoods and our neighbors goes far beyond city council, for him it’s personal.  He is driven to give back to the communities that helped raise him.

“I grew up in the Second District,” said Johnson.  “The people and communities in those neighborhoods helped make me the person I am today.  That’s why I feel so strongly about serving the district and giving something back.  I want to make sure everyone shares equally in the opportunities we’re creating in this city, and I want to make sure we’re giving the next generation of Philadelphians a chance to succeed and make positive, healthy choices.”

After the devastating murder of his cousin in 1998 he felt compelled to get involved and get active.  He founded an organization called Peace Not Guns that continues to this day to focus on ending the rampant gun violence in the city and provides young people with alternatives to violence.

Prior to serving on the Philadelphia City Council, Kenyatta was a state representative for the 186th Legislative District.  He also worked as a Pennsylvania State Senate staffer and was a volunteer for AmeriCorps, the national service organization that allows citizens to serve their communities. He was also a founding staff member of City Year, the non-profit AmeriCorps organization whose primary goal is to build advocacy through service.

Kenyatta and his wife Dawn live in Point Breeze with their sons and their dog, Sasha Blu.

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Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thank you to @NBCPhiladelphia's @NBC10atISSUE for having me on the show today to discuss gun violence impacting Philadelphia and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's @PhillyMayor proposed Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget. I was interviewed by host Tracy Davidson.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/KdJSnuIMw-w

Join me for my next Peace Not Guns Call-to-Action event on Monday, April 19, starting at 4 p.m. Eastern Time, at D. Finnegan Playground, 30th and Wharton Streets in South Philadelphia.
I have organized these Peace Not Guns events this spring/summer to work with Second Council District residents to come up with solutions towards ending the gun violence impacting our city. See everyone on April 19.

The community conversations I have been having help me form my public safety requests for the upcoming City of Philadelphia Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget talks.

I want to know what Philadelphians want to see in the budget. Please email them to me using my website https://phlcouncil.com/kenyattajohnson/
#PeaceNotGuns #StopTheViolence #Increasethepeace
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
NBC 10 Live at Issue interview Sunday, April 18, 2021
Thank you to NBC Philadelphia's NBC10 Live At ISSUE for having me on the show on April 18, 2021 to discuss gun violence impacting Philadelphia and Philadelp...
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Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
I will be on @NBCPhiladelphia's @NBC10atISSUE this Sunday, April 18 discussing gun violence impacting Philadelphia and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's proposed Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget.
The show starts at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time hosted by Tracy Davidson.

Watch live here from 11:30 a.m. to 12 Noon: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/.../watch-now.../2192208/
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Xfinity Live in South Philadelphia will host onsite job fairs this Monday, April 19 as it begins recruitment efforts to fill more than 150 full and part-time positions at the dining and entertainment district set to reopen later this year.

The job fairs will happen from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and it is located at 11th and Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19148 (across the street from Citizens Bank Park stadium).
Xfinity Live! is looking to fill positions in food and beverage, marketing, management and more. Recruiters and hiring managers will be on hand to interview candidates and on the spot job offers will be made.

Job descriptions and requirements for available positions are posted online now at https://www.xfinitylive.com/careers

Admission to Xfinity Live! will be limited throughout the day in order to maintain proper social distancing inside the venue. Interested applicants who attend will be required to undergo a temperature check and wear a mask upon check-in. Xfinity Live! will have extra masks and sanitizer available.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Check out my latest electronic newsletter 12/2021: Join me for a Peace Not Guns Call-to-Action Rally at D. Finnegan Playground in South Philadelphia on Monday, April 19 starting at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
https://conta.cc/3dsSMl4
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
The Philadelphia Health Department announced today that every Philadelphian over the age of 16 years old is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine (Phase 2).

If you're interested in getting vaccinated, complete the City’s Vaccine Interest Form at https://covid-vaccine-interest.phila.gov/?lang=en-US or call 311 and you can get signed up over the telephone.

FREE Walk-up appointments are available for Philadelphians at The Center City Vaccination Center at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, from 8:00 am –to 4:00 pm this Saturday and Sunday and the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center, 4261 N. 5th Street, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm this Saturday and Sunday. An ID or piece of mail with a Philadelphia address is necessary to provide proof of identity and residency for both locations.

I am urging all Philadelphians to get their COVID19 vaccination as soon as possible.
#VaxUpPhilly #COVID19 #covid19vaccination
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thank you to everyone who participated in my @PHLCouncil Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention hearing today. It examined the gun violence impacting Philadelphia.

Today’s hearing was a continuation of the March 30th Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention hearing.

My hearing came one day after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney presented his Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022) operating budget proposal to Philadelphia City Council. The FY2022 budget must be approved by June 30

The government and community leaders who testified today were:

Vincent Fiorentino, Deputy Chief Probation and Parole Officer, First Judicial District (Philadelphia Courts)

Faustino Castro-Jimenez, Chief of Probation, Juvenile Branch, First Judicial District (Philadelphia Courts)

Dr. Ruth Abaya, Injury Prevention Program Manager, Philadelphia Health Department.

Mazzie Casher, Director, Philly Truce App

Steven Pickens, Co-Creator, Philly Truce App

Will Little, Mentor/Advocate/ Author
Jamal Johnson, Activist. Mr. Johnson went on a 26-day hunger strike this past winter outside Philadelphia City Hall waiting for Mayor Kenney to acknowledge a City Council resolution declaring gun violence a citywide emergency. I am a co-sponsor of the resolution

Andrea Custis, President/CEO, The Urban League of Philadelphia

Bilal Qayyum, President, Father’s Day Rally Committee

Adam Garber, Executive Director, CeasefirePA

Jane Golden, Founder/Executive Director, Mural Arts Philadelphia

I will continue to hold more Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention hearings this year.

I want to know what Philadelphians want to see in the FY 2022 budget. Please email them to me using my website https://phlcouncil.com/kenyattajohnson/.

#PeaceNotGuns #StopTheViolence


I'm proud to have earned the endorsement of the Philadelphia Inquirer. It's a recognition of the work we're doing to serve everyone in the Second District. I'll keep working to earn your support every day. https://t.co/SaoI3Ehp1b Citizensforkj photo

Kenyatta Johnson: Endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer. For Kenyatta, the issues of poverty & gun violence aren't about politics, they're personal. He's fighting for us so that Philadelphia families no longer feel the pain of gun violence. Kenyatta Johnson: From Here, For Here. https://t.co/XDpJyu9tGb

For Kenyatta Johnson, the issues of poverty and gun violence aren't about politics, they're personal. He's fighting for us in city hall so that Philadelphia families no longer feel the pain of gun violence. Kenyatta Johnson: From Here, For Here. https://t.co/aikt4cDqZ3

Saturday, May 4: Vare Rebuild Kickoff 1-4pm at Vare Recreation, 2600 Morris St. hosted by Councilman @CouncilmanKJ. https://t.co/uGePeTUpHi Citizensforkj photo

My wonderful supporter Judy Romano from Friends of Fitler Square . Thanks so much for your support lets continue to make the 2nd District a great place to live for everyone. #kenyattajohnsonforcitycouncil https://t.co/RYgXxuGsFT

What a amazing Meet & Greet hosted by Judy Romano from Friends of Fitler Square and Chris Lin 8th Ward Committee Person at D' Angelos. Thanks so much for your support lets continue to make the 2nd District a great place to live for everyone. https://t.co/orbc5GkNWr Citizensforkj photo

Contact

PO Box 7466
Philadelphia, PA 19101
(215) 251-0585
kenyattajohnson@rittenhousepolitical.com

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson represents Philadelphia's Second District, covering parts of Center City, South and Southwest Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, the Navy Yard, Eastwick, Grays Ferry, Hawthorne, and Point Breeze.