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Eddie Bernice Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas’s 30th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 1993
Preceded by Constituency established
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
January 13, 1987 â€“ January 12, 1993
Preceded by Oscar Mauzy
Succeeded by Royce West
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 33rd district
In office
January 9, 1973 â€“ September 30, 1977
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Lanell Cofer
Personal details
Born Eddie Bernice Johnson
(1935-12-03) December 3, 1935 (age 81)
Waco, Texas, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education St Mary’s College, Indiana
Texas Christian University (BSN)
Southern Methodist University (MPA)

Our first phase was inviting all the women Ambassadors who were here from other countries and trying to get in touch with all the peace centers around the country in order to focus on increasing the volume and activity toward peace.
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This was the first time a woman in Dallas had won public office of any kind – even women questioned whether or not I was qualified, whether or not I could take it.
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As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election.
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I try hard to convince them it's important – but there's a history of discomfort with minorities voting in some parts of this country, so most especially the older people have to get accustomed to it.
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There is not an issue that a woman cannot bring a perspective to.
Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace.
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I said we needed to organize women around the world to push peace.
I'm not the only one who feels the sting of continually losing.
Within a month I announced I was going to start this initiative: A World of Women for World Peace.
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During the election, I had three male opponents and we went into a runoff. The front runner for the men was a native of Dallas who had run at large before, but I had a higher profile than him from my community service.
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Right after 9/11 there was a magazine with a cover of kids, mostly 12-14 year-olds, who were being trained for military combat. I thought that this had just gone too far.
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The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented.
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All issues are women's issues – and there are several that are just women's business.
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Dallas was a Black and White society at that time; it didn't have the diversity it has now.
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We have to think about the future and what it is we want to accomplish from this party.
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When you have this many losses, you don't have a following.
We can't go all over the world killing people because we disagree with them.
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It takes ground activity to stimulate that Black vote.
I came up in a family oriented towards the sick, so I always felt an obligation for doing something.
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There are still traces of discrimination against race and gender, but it's a lot different than when I started out. It just comes quietly, slowly, sometimes so quietly that you don't realize it until you start looking back.
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Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
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We're going to have to look very seriously at what we're doing right or wrong because we just keep losing.
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The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented.
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Well, I happen to believe all business is female business.