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Hans Johnson

Hans Johnson is a longtime columnist on LGBTQ and civil rights, labor, pollution, and politics. Hans is president of East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD), the largest Democratic club in L.A. County and in California, with more than 1,000 members.

In the leaked audio recordings of L.A. city officials and labor leaders conspiring to manipulate the 2021 city redistricting process, Hans is referred to by name as “a problem.” That insult is testament to success by EAPD in bringing dozens of diverse, new, progressive leaders into positions of leadership in the Democratic Party to advocate and act for more honest, open governance.

Hans has written for the Huffington Post, In These Times, and commentary pages around the country, including the Washington Post, the Sacramento Bee, and the Daily News papers. He lives in Eagle Rock.