Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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Miriam Waltzer
Protector of civil rights of minorities, juveniles, and women

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What Else She Said

In my first political campaign, I was the first woman in Orleans Parish to be elected to the criminal court, which was the bastion of male dominance. I mean, it was almost like the papacy. Until 1974, we had male jurors. There were no women on the jury. We had male prosecutors, we had male police officers, we had male judges that weren't very happy I got to go there. During my election campaign, I would go to many churches to campaign. And I would say there was a woman judge in the Bible, and her name was Debra. And she was given this responsibility that was equal to that of all the judges that Moses appointed and Aaron appointed. So, you can with confidence vote for me. Because I'm the first, and she was the first and only. So don't let her be the only one.


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