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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON HOLDS "SURVIVING A FINANCIAL CRISIS" WORKSHOP IN DALLAS

Feb 20, 2009
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today partnered with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS Dallas) to hold a workshop on “Surviving a Financial Crisis.”  The workshop featured a panel discussion hosted by Congresswoman Johnson and Todd Mark, vice president of education for CCCS Dallas, followed by a one hour class covering topics including handling the loss of a job, creating a budget and finding ways to save money. More than 40 people attended the event, which was held at the offices of CCCS Dallas.

“Our nation is facing an economic crisis—the worst in decades,” Congresswoman Johnson said.  “Americans are losing their homes, their jobs, their access to health care, and their savings.  Our workshop today is designed to give you skills and discuss resources that are available to you here in the Metroplex—we want to do what we can to help get you and other North Texans through this recession.”

The “Surviving a Financial Crisis” workshop is the kick-off event for Congresswoman Johnson’s financial education lecture series.  Each month, the Congresswoman will hold a financial education event for her constituents.  The events will target all ages, including high school and college students.

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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.