Additional Information on Eddie Bernice Johnson

* Eddie Bernice Johnson wrote an article in the Dec 7, 2001 issue of People’s World, a Communist Party USA publication, arguing that America’s drug laws and sentencing patterns were racist. against nonwhite minorities.

Johnson was a guest speaker at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom‘s 90th anniversary celebration on April 9, 2005.

In July 2005, Johnson and a congressional staffer spent three days in Havana, Cuba, “to explore first hand the issues facing the people of Cuba … [and] foster a more pragmatic approach towards dealing with the Cuban government and finding constructive solutions to US/Cuba policy concerns.” Johnson’s trip cost $1,555.29 and was paid for by the Christopher Reynolds Foundation.

On December 6, 2006—three days before the 25th anniversary of the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner by former Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu Jamal—Johnson was one of 31 U.S. House Members (all Democrats) who voted against a resolution “condemning the decision of St. Denis, France, to name a street in honor of … Abu-Jamal.” To view a list of all 31 House members who voted this way, click here.

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