Hosted by Meredith O’Malley Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, Political MOJO is not another bullshit political commentary show. From how government and voting works to analysis of candidates and issues on the ballot, Political MOJO's aim is to help viewers make smart decisions on who or what to vote for. With a passion for making politics easy to understand and interesting to millennials, Meredith is fiercely aware of the importance of increasing engagement in the political process by young people.
Like many millennials, Meredith is not only sick of partisan politics, but also ineffective and corrupt elected officials. But, she’s not ready to give up on the system. As Meredith explains: “Millennials are the most diverse, most engaged and most educated demographic in the United States. Ever. And, they hold the brightest hope for our country’s future.”
Political MOJO will let you hear from elected officials as well as diving into political issues of the day on local, state and national levels. With frank and intelligent discussion instead of yelling and skewed “facts,” Political MOJO is a news and information source for the brightest and youngest in our city, state and country.
Biography of Meredith O’Malley Johnson
Meredith is a passionate community advocate, with most of her work focusing on engaging young people in the political process, supporting urban core revitalization and promoting small business and startups development. An original team member for the One Spark festival, she served as the Community & Public Relations Director during the organization’s rapid growth in its first three years to one of the top 20 festivals in the country by attendance and earning the organization over $3 million in earned media.
Meredith is the founder of the nonpartisan Jax Young Voters Coalition, a 501(c)4 organization educating and promoting civic participation to millennials, and serves as chair of the board of directors for that organization. She also serves on the board of directors for the Civic Round Table of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation and Party, Benefit & Jam. She is a veteran of 14 local and state political campaigns, working in various positions including communications, field and finance. Meredith also spent a year serving the City of Jacksonville as a Public Communications Officer and on Mayor Alvin Brown’s transition team.
After living all over the country, she fell in love with Jacksonville and decided to make Riverside her permanent home after returning to the area in 2010. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in political science from the University of North Florida. Meredith also holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Florida in political science with a specialty in campaigning.
Follow Meredith on Twitter at @MeredithJAX or on Instagram at @politicalmojo. You can also Like her on Facebook as Political MOJO.
Produced by Stephen Dare and Warren Skeels
Filmed by Sam Farmer
Edited by Chad Hendricks
Written by and Starring Meredith O'Malley Johnson