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.

LATEST NEWS

Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Join me this Friday, August 7 at 3 p.m. for a Peace Not Guns Citywide Rally to End Gun Violence in Philadelphia. It will start at 3 p.m. on the North Apron of Philadelphia City Hall.

Please wear your mask and bring signs and photos of love ones impacted by violence. I also want us as a city to raise our collective voices to deal with this crisis in our city.

If you have any questions about the event, contact Office Manager/Special Events Coordinator Tiphanie White at tiphanie.white@phila.gov or contact my office at 215-686-3412/3413 and leave her a voicemail message.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Join my office TODAY (Wednesday, August 5) for our fifth free food giveaway of the summer in the Second Councilmanic District.

It will start at 2:30 p.m. outside the Hardy Williams Veterans Center Apartments at 7100 Grovers Avenue in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia

We will give out all the food until it is gone. First come, first serve and while supplies last.

We urge everyone to bring a shopping cart or bags to carry food home. We also urge everyone to wear a face mask while picking up the food. We will also be giving out free face masks to the public (while supplies last).
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Surveying the impact of flooding and talking to neighbors in Eastwick. My Office will be working with Eastwick United, St. Paul AME Church, Eastwick United Methodist Church, and the Friends of Eastwick to address the immediate needs and concerns of the residents. They will not be alone during this time of need.

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Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
I visited the Eastwick section of my district to see first-hand the impact of today's flooding.

The Philadelphia Fire Department and Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management responded to 200 properties that were impacted.

My office is ready to help residents in the short and long term recover from this latest flooding.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
I received an update from a Philadelphia Fire Department firefighter during his visit to Eastwick to see impact of today’s flooding. Thank you to the Fire Department for evacuating people from homes. Nobody was injured. Thank you also to Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Police, Red Paw Relief, First Alarmers and the Philadelphia Red Cross for everything.

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management tells us this evening that Eastwick area residents affected by today's flooding: If you have over 12 inches of water in your home or your utilities are not working, it is recommended that you evacuate your home.

If you are evacuating, please bring your medication, pets and pet supplies, other essential items to be out of your house for the night. If you smell gas, call 911.

If you were impacted by today's flooding and need help overnight or tomorrow (August 5) , please call 1-800-Red-Cross.·

If you need assistance or food & supplies for your pets, you can call the Red Paws Emergency Relief Team emergency line at 267-289-2729.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Updated information from Philadelphia Streets Department on trash and recycling pick this week:

Trash is on / close to a normal schedule. Recycling is heavily delayed. Crews are working to collect remaining recycling at the curb. HOLD recycling scheduled for pick up today (Wednesday, August 4), Thursday, August 5 and Friday, August 6.

Severe weather today, increased tonnage and staffing may impact collections this week.


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
(267) 603-6774
info@citizensforkenyattajohnson.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.