U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, the Democrat representing Texas’ 30th District, has long been an ally of the LGBT community. Today (Monday, June 13), Congresswoman Johnson released this statement in response to the...
On August 26th our nation pauses to acknowledge the day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment to our country’s Constitution, giving women the right to vote, became law in the United States. The struggle to secure the right to vote for women in America began in in the late 1800s when groups of women called “suffragists” demanded that women should have the same rights as men.
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Rep. Marc Veasey are among 83 members of Congress who signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to ensure the safety of LGBT athletes, staff, fans and reporters attending the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.
Today, 110 members of Congress sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to sign an executive order requiring federal contractors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policies.
Members of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats and a few elected officials rallied at the monument on the corner of Oak Lawn Avenue and Cedar Springs Road to get out the vote.