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The Congressional Black Caucus Commends Texas District for Naming Elementary School After Long Serving Member, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

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Washington, May 6, 2020 | comments

The Texas District Board of Trustees has announced that one of two new schools in their district will be named after long serving Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, fondly known as EBJ, is currently serving her 14th term in Congress. She is the first African American and female to Chair the House Science, Space & Technology Committee. She is also a Senior Member of the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Dean of the Texas Congressional delegation in addition to serving as Dean of the Texas, New Mexico and Arizona Democratic Congressional Delegation.

According to the Dallas Independent School District and Wilmer City officials the Eddie Bernice Johnson Elementary School will consist of 84,000 square feet of classrooms and other learning spaces designed to serve 600 students in grades pre-K through five. The school will include a soccer field, basketball court and playground.

The Congressional Black Caucus has benefited from the leadership of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson not only as a Member, but Chair of the Caucus from 2001 to 2003, steering the advocacy and legislative priorities for Black America through the Caucus. She is also the founder of the Congressional Tri-Caucus (Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus), which has enabled greater visibility of minority communities collectively.

A woman of many firsts, EBJ exemplifies the core values of leadership, including the willingness to break glass ceilings and overcoming adversity. She is a strong advocate for the need to invest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

In 2019, the city of Dallas renamed its Union Station to the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station to honor the Congresswoman’s immense support for the public transportation system and ensuring the system effectively supports its constituents who rely on it for transportation.

Thank you, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, for your continued service to our community and country.

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