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R.I.P, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones

21 Aug

If you don’t live in the Cleveland, Ohio area you might not really know who Stephanie Tubbs Jones was, but you at least know her face from all the heavy campaigning she did during the primary season for Hillary Clinton. She made the rounds on quite a few shows.

Reaching Congress in 1998, Tubbs Jones was the first black women to represent Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Jones suffered a brain aneurysm on August 18 while driving in Cleveland Heights and died at a hospital the next day.  An ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton, Tubbs Jones called for Dems to get behind Obama back in June. The White House and the Clintons have issued statements praising Tubbs Jones’ work ethic and commitment.

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Posted by on August 21, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “R.I.P, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones

  1. tracey in Ohio

    August 22, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Howdy! I know I’m late, but I live about 60 miles south of Cleveland and news of Mrs. Tubbs-Jones’ death absolutely stunned me!!! I was so sad the rest of the day, then when I got home from work, I watched every new report I could find on her. She was such a spitfire with a heart as warm as that fire. She did so much for the communities in Cleveland. And another pioneer (no one wouldn’t know if they don’t live in/around Cleveland) was Mrs. Fannie Lewis who was a longtime counsel woman who blazed trails like none other. She died the week before Mrs. Tubb-Jones at the age of 82. Two very important members of the community, Congress, etc., gone within a week of each other. ;-(

     
  2. loveisdope

    August 23, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Hola! There are so many great people that you never really hear about on a national level. There are tons of hard-working, dynamic community activists back in my hometown of Detroit, but you never really hear about those everyday heroes who make such a big impact in their communities.

    Hopefully there are people ready to take the reins from Lewis and Tubbs-Jones.

     

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