Soulcialites Spotted: Stephanie Tubbs Jones Fundraiser

12 Nov

Scott Shaw/The Plain Dealer

“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.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones was an accomplished attorney, activist, Judge, and woman of Delta Sigma Theta. She was the first African-American woman in Congress elected from Ohio. She was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, one of the most powerful Committees in Congress and supported Hillary Clinton in her bid for the White House in 2008.

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) 

Here I am pictured with Mervyn Jones, son of the late Stephanie Tubbs Jones who established the Foundation in his mother’s honor. 

The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Foundation is dedicated to enhancing, supporting and encouraging the leaders of tomorrow through continued education and service in the community.


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