“Tubbs Jones’ reputation was well-established: tough, exuberant, passionate, partisan, a woman from modest means who rose to national prominence.”
Spotted: Soulcialites attending a Congressional Black Caucus event launching the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Foundation and celebrating the wonderful life of the Congresswoman from Ohio.
Tubbs Jones’ congressional life centered on her membership on the House Ways and Means Committee, which deals with taxes and trade, and on issues such as medical and dental care for low-income children. After the 2006 election, Pelosi picked Tubbs Jones to chair the House Ethics Committee. She was active in the Congressional Black Caucus, and said she viewed herself as a voice for minorities across the United States.
(Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, author Karl Turner)
The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Foundation is dedicated to enhancing, supporting and encouraging the leaders of tomorrow through continued education and service in the community.