The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented.
Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
All issues are women's issues - and there are several that are just women's business.
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.
We have to think about the future and what it is we want to accomplish from this party.
Dallas was a Black and White society at that time; it didn't have the diversity it has now.
Within a month I announced I was going to start this initiative: A World of Women for World Peace.
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.
As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election.
Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace.
We can't go all over the world killing people because we disagree with them.
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.
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.
I'm not the only one who feels the sting of continually losing.
When you have this many losses, you don't have a following.
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