L.A.-Based Organization Calls for Kevin Johnson to Resign

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SACRAMENTO —

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is under fire again, this time by an L.A.-based organization being funded, in part, by teachers unions.

The group, The Courage Campaign, is asking for Johnson’s resignation after sexual misconduct allegations resurfaced. The group is using its Facebook page to ask people to sign an online petition.

A video, which shows news reports and police recordings, is also posted on the page.

Another group, called the Sacramento Collective for Women’s Rights, also helped produce the video.

Thousands of people have already signed the petition.

The mayor’s office continues to say that Johnson will not resign. Johnson has never been charged with a sex crime, despite several accusations.

The mayor’s spokesman released the following statement:

“The mayor is focused on creating jobs and moving the city forward. Piling on by an extreme, Santa Monica-based group desperately trying to build its email list with a low-budget video based on old allegations whose month-long campaign against the mayor hasn’t gained any traction will not change that.”

The mayor announced last month that he will not seek a third term.