Media Advisory: Preparing for Hurricane Season: Our Grave Challenges Meet Real Solutions

For Immediate Release

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Contact: Alec Johnson
Telephone: 936-371-2672
Email: Alec@AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Website: www.AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Twitter: @AlecJohnson4TX

Preparing for Hurricane Season: Our Grave Challenges Meet Real Solutions

What: Multi-media presentation.
When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 7 PM.
Where: County Extension Building, 201 W Main Street, Nacogdoches
Why are recent hurricane seasons so deadly? What’s changed? How can we prepare ourselves? Get answers to these and related questions during this multi-media presentation. This public event is being hosted by the Nacogdoches County Democratic Party. Featured speaker is Alec Johnson, candidate for State Representative, District 11.
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Media Advisory: Alec Johnson For State Rep. Launches New Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Contact: Alec Johnson
Telephone: 936-371-2672
Email: Alec@AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Website: www.AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Twitter: @AlecJohnson4TX

Alec Johnson For State Rep. Launches New Website

Alec Johnson’s statement to supporters:
” I’m delighted to debut our campaign’s new website. It’s been a month in the making. Elisabeth Webster and her husband Stephen were delightful to work with. We wanted to launch a website that was accessible, informative, and engaging. It will evolve in tandem with our campaign, full of breaking news and up to date coverage of events. We will strive to ensure that the website serves the District 11 community as well as the campaign. Your feedback will always be welcome. Thanks for your continued support and encouragement.”
Visit AlecJohnsonForTexas.com for details.
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Media Advisory: Alec Johnson for State Representative, District 11, Joins Dozens of Texas Gun Sense Candidates Across the State in Calling for Sensible Gun Legislation

For Immediate Release

Contacts:
Alec Johnson for State Representative District 11: Alec@AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Texas Candidates for Gun Sense: Jen Ramos at jenramos.tx@gmail.com

Alec Johnson for State Representative, District 11, Joins Dozens of Texas Gun Sense Candidates Across the State in Calling for Sensible Gun Legislation

May 21, 2018- In the wake of the tragic shooting in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday, Alec Johnson is proud to sign a joint statement with dozens of other Texas Candidates for Gun Sense in calling for sensible gun legislation to reduce gun violence and promote gun safety.
“We are gratified to have the participation of so many Texas state legislative candidates with the Moms Demand Action distinction participate in this statement,” said Claire Barnett and Alec Johnson, coordinators of the joint statement. “Our constituents are ready for concrete action to solve this devastating epidemic, and Texas is fortunate to have candidates across the entire state committed to pursuing sensible gun policy.”

Regarding the shooting at the Santa Fe, Texas High School, May 18, 2018.

A Joint Statement by Texas Candidates awarded the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction

Our hearts break for all those affected by the horrific shooting that took place at Santa Fe High School. Nothing we write will diminish the grief and anguish sweeping over this community. Nothing can remove the fear that students across the nation feel every day as they go to school. No words can reassure parents dropping their children off at school that they won’t lose them in what was once regarded as a safe haven.
It’s time for effective action and leadership, not more thoughts and prayers. Every one of us is proud to have been granted a Candidate Distinction from the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense organization. We mean to earn that today and every day by giving our full-throated support to their sensible proposals to end gun violence and promote gun safety, which include:
  1. Criminal background checks on all gun sales.
  2. Keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
  3. Red Flag Laws.
  4. Prohibiting bump stocks.
  5. Funding gun violence prevention research.
  6. Stopping permitless carry.
  7. Keeping guns out of schools and off college campuses.
  8. Stopping gun trafficking and straw purchasing.
  9. Promoting responsible gun storage and ownership.
Texans are ready to make the changes necessary to protect our children and each other. We look forward to working with folks in our own communities who are willing to stand up and fight the epidemic of gun violence that plagues us all. There’s a role for all of us to play, and we encourage those who are interested to visit www.momsdemandaction.org.
Signed by:
Gwenn Burud, candidate for Senate District 9
Fran Watson, candidate for Senate District 17
Rita Lucido, candidate for Senate District 17
Steven Kling, candidate for Senate District 25
Lisa Seger, candidate for House District 3
Alec Johnson, candidate for House District 11
Michelle Ryan, candidate for House District 17
Rebecca Bell-Metereau, candidate for House District 45
Erin Zwiener, candidate for House District 45
Sheryl Cole, candidate for House District 46
Jose “Chito” Vela, candidate for House District 46
Elaina Fowler, candidate for House District 47
Laura Haines, candidate for House District 63
Andrew Morris, candidate for House District 64
Michelle Beckley, candidate for House District 65
Sharon Hirsch, candidate for House District 66
Samuel Hatton, candidate for House District 71
Stephanie Phillips, candidate for House District 73
Armando Gamboa, candidate for House District 81
Nancy Bean, candidate for House District 93
Beth Llewellyn McLaughlin, candidate for House District 97
Mica J Ringo, candidate for House District 98
Ramona Thompson, candidate for House District 106
Terry Meza, candidate for House District 105
Joanna Cattanach, candidate for House District 108
Brandy K Chambers, candidate for House District 112
Julie Johnson, candidate for House District 115
Claire Barnett, candidate for House District 122
Alex Karjeker, candidate for House District 129
Fred Infortunio, candidate for House District 130
Gina Calanni, candidate for House District 132
Marty Schexnayder, candidate for House District 133
Adam Milasincic, candidate for House District 138

Media Advisory: Alec Johnson To Unveil Plan To End Unemployment In District 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2018
Contact: Alec Johnson
Telephone: 936-371-2672
Email: Alec@AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Website: www.AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Twitter: @AlecJohnson4TX

Alec Johnson To Unveil Plan To End Unemployment In District 11

At St. Patrick’s Day Campaign Kick Off Event.

Shirley McKellar, Democratic Nominee for CD-1, Will Be Attending.
Who: Alec Johnson, Democratic candidate for State Representative, District 11.
What: Rusk County Campaign Kick Off Celebration.
Where: Alec Johnson for State Rep. Campaign HQ at 2006 Jacksonville Drive, Henderson.
When: Saturday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) from 1 to 3 PM.
Why: Opening our Rusk County Campaign HQ for the General Election Campaign.

About Alec Johnson:

Alec Johnson trained in Economics at the University of Massachusetts and has had a varied career in community mental health, software engineering, small business management, and grassroots organizing. As a senior consulting software engineer his job required routinely solving complex problems never encountered before. He is proud to be the eldest son of the late Anne McCaffrey, internationally famous best-selling science fiction author.
Inspired by the Greatest Generations’ service and sacrifice in WWII, he saw the same values embodied by Civil Rights heroes like Martin Luther King Jr., César Chávez, and many others. Throughout his life, he has been willing to make sacrifices for the betterment of others. Alec joined organizations that were proactively confronting Government overreach and Big Business domination – both of which have had negative impacts on the well-being of individual hard-working people, and on the environment that many of those people relied on for jobs, their health, and their children’s future.
He came to Texas years ago to support efforts to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, an environmental disaster for Texas and our nation. Alec had not planned on falling in love with East Texas, but he literally fell in love – in 2015, he married Gloria, a local resident who has lived in Texas for over four decades.
“Having made East Texas my home,” Alec Johnson declared, “I have decided to stand for State Representative for District 11. In light of those who have sacrificed before us, for our children’s future, and before God, I come to this race in humility and service. I look forward to listening to my neighbors across this district so I can bring your concerns to Austin. I mean to earn your trust, your support, and your vote.”
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Media Advisory: Statement Regarding Nacogdoches ISD School Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Contact: Alec Johnson
Telephone: 936-371-2672
Email: Alec@AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Website: www.AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Twitter: @AlecJohnson4TX

Statement Regarding Nacogdoches ISD School Crisis

Students at Emeline Carpenter and Fredonia Elementary Schools, and the communities that rely on them, are the true victims in the growing crisis that NISD is struggling to respond to. Understanding the context of this crisis requires stepping back to the early part of this century before George W. Bush ran for president. Back then changes in population demographics were sending the educational testing industry into a death spiral. Their solution was to heavily invest in the candidacy of George W. Bush for president. He paid them back handsomely with his “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) program, which is better understood to be “No Educational Testing Company Left Behind.” NCLB proved to be a boon for this profit-seeking private industry and has plagued education ever since.
A study published in September 2017 by the Economic Policy Institute, “Education Inequalities at the School Starting Gate,” make it clear that testing can, at best, only reveal the problem. “Extensive research has conclusively demonstrated that children’s social class is one of the most significant predictors—if not the single most significant predictor—of their educational success. Moreover, it is increasingly apparent that performance gaps by social class take root in the earliest years of children’s lives and fail to narrow in the years that follow. That is, children who start behind stay behind—they are rarely able to make up the lost ground.”
At a recent meeting of the Democratic Women of Nacogdoches, I was shocked to see that they were taking up a collection to acquire pencils, tape, and staplers for Carpenter Elementary school. A school district that can’t afford to provide these basic supplies shouldn’t wonder if students are failing to achieve adequate STAAR scores. The whole thrust of the state of Texas’s approach overlooks the socio-economic status of struggling school districts, preferring to blame teachers, principals, and students for poor results. Rather than addressing the fundamentals causing the problem, ISD’s are threatened with having to surrender their schools to management by Charter organizations. This is the height of injustice. Unnecessary privatization by the testing industry is part of the problem and to compound it by offering privatized solutions is totally unacceptable.
We need to work on solutions that build up our communities with sensible and effective economic development approaches. The State of Texas and Nacogdoches can do much better than terrorize communities that have been neglected through no fault of their own. We must challenge our State and local leadership to rise to the occasion and not punish the victims of reckless privatization with more of the same.
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Media Advisory: Alec Johnson Launches his Campaign for State House District 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: Saturday, January 20th, 2018,
Contact: Alec Johnson
Telephone: 936-371-2672
Email: Alec@AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Website: www.AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Twitter: @AlecJohnson4TX

Alec Johnson Launches his Campaign for State House District 11

Who: Alec Johnson, Democratic Nominee for State House District 11.
What: Nacogdoches County Campaign Kick-off Event.
Where: The home of Kay and Steve Chism, 857 County Road 2041, Nacogdoches, TX 75965.
When: Saturday, January 20 th from 6 to 9 PM.
Why: To welcome supporters of Alec Johnson’s campaign for State House District 11 to the Nacogdoches County Campaign Kick-off.

About Alec Johnson

Alec Johnson trained in Economics at the University of Massachusetts and has had a varied career in community mental health, software engineering, small business management, and grassroots organizing. As a senior consulting software engineer his job required routinely solving complex problems never encountered before. He is proud to be the eldest son of the late Anne McCaffrey, internationally famous best-selling science fiction author.
Inspired by the Greatest Generations’ service and sacrifice in WWII, he saw the same values embodied by Civil Rights heroes like Martin Luther King Jr., César Chávez, and many others. Throughout his life, he has been willing to make sacrifices for the betterment of others. Alec joined organizations that were proactively confronting Government overreach and Big Business domination – both of which have had negative impacts on the well-being of individual hard-working people, and on the environment that many of those people relied on for jobs, health, and their children’s future.
He came to Texas years ago to support efforts to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, an environmental disaster for Texas and our nation. Alec had not planned on falling in love with East Texas, but he literally fell in love – in 2015, he married Gloria, a local resident who has lived in Texas for over four decades.
“Having made East Texas my home,” Alec Johnson declared, “I have decided to stand for State Representative for District 11. In light of those who have sacrificed before us, for our children’s future, and before God, I come to this race in humility and service. I look forward to listening to my neighbors across this district so I can bring your concerns to Austin. I mean to earn your trust, your support, and your vote.”