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CHONYA JOHNSON is America’s 5 Minute Advocate, Author and Government Affairs consultant.  She has trained thousands of citizens advocates from all over the United States to effectively influence Congress, state, and local governments. She is a former hill policy staffer, who worked for nearly two decades in the United States Congress.  While serving in Congress she gained valuable, first-hand experiences of the intricacies of government practices and the concerns of advocates, constituents and businesses. Chonya develops interactive advocacy training seminars for citizens and organizations to prepare them to effectively advocate for their issues.


Chonya is a fighter and champion for everyday people and organizations that face tough issues.  Her real life experiences and insight on what works, while being of service, allowed her to survive the game of politics beyond political parties and bureaucracy.  She fought diligently to get constituents a second chance to plead their case before federal, state and local agencies.


She designed the 5 Minute Advocate program and facilitate key-contact networks, lobby days, and training programs for national associations and organizations, including the National Organization Black Elected Leaders, American Association of University Women, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., The MAC Campaign and a host of women, community groups and democratic clubs.

Mrs. Johnson is the author of several books on advocacy, leadership and campaign success. She has appeared on WHUR, KCOH-Houston, Radio One - DC, News 92.1-Houston, National Journal, Public Access TV, in the Washington Post, and on several Podcast & Blog Talk radio shows. Chonya holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from University of Northern Iowa and is a recent recipient of the Education Pioneer Graduate Fellowship, SpeakerCon-Advocate of the Year & The League of Women Voters Chatman Rising Star award.

CHONYA Speaking & Training

Today, she speaks and trains citizens, associations, and business leaders on how to use the 5 Minute Advocate steps to get the results they want and desire in any situation.


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