Tubbs Jones – USA (1949 – 2008)

… It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, beloved mother to Mervyn Jones II, sister to Barbara L. Walker, dear colleague, loyal servant and friend to all … Her death followed a full day of activities, including planning for an upcoming forum on electoral reform and other administrative duties yesterday. Congresswoman Tubbs Jones was scheduled to travel to Denver on August 24, 2008 to attend the Democratic National Convention as a superdelegate … (full text).

… “She dedicated her life in public service to helping others and will continue to do so through organ donations. Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time” … (full text).

Tributes to Tubbs Jones roll in.

Her Biography: short on the Directory of the US Congress, full long on wikipedia.

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Tubbs Jones – USA (1949 – 2008)

Stephanie Tubbs Jones – Photos and Memories on Ohio daily blog.

Positions and quotes; Stephanie Tubbs Jones’ voted:

* Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
* Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
* Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
* Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
* Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
* Voted NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
* Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
* Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
* Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
* Rated 92% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
* Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
* Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
* Rated 97% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
* Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
* Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
* Supported funding for women’s and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)

… The civil rights and voting rights community has lost a heroine in the fight for equal justice, but her legacy will and must continue. PFAW will honor Rep. Jones in continuing to fight for what she always stood for, equality under the law. We express our deepest condolences especially to her son Mervyn Leroy Jones, II, her family, friends, and colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus and throughout Congress. (full text).

Read more on Civil Rights: 16 full quotes on Civil Rights, and background on Civil Rights.

… Tubbs Jones was elected a judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court in 1981, and subsequently served on the Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County from 1983 to 1991. In 1990, she ran for Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio replacing Mary Cacioppo, the winner of the Democratic Primary, who withdrew for health reasons. She narrowly lost that race to Republican incumbent J. Craig Wright. She then served as the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor from 1991 until resigning in early 1999 to take her seat in Congress. She was succeeded as prosecutor by William D. Mason. She then served as the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor from 1991 until resigning in early 1999 to take her seat in Congress. She was succeeded as prosecutor by William D. Mason … … (full long text).

… She was an ardent supporter of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s presidential primary bid, before switching to Sen. Barack Obama in June. Tubbs Jones had been planning to attend next week’s Democratic National Convention in Denver as a superdelegate … (full text).

Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-OH) has been named by Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi as the new chair of the House Ethics Committee. Tubbs-Jones served on the panel that wrote the Ethics Committee report on the Foley scandal … (full text, 20 December 2006). See the Committee also on wikipedia.

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links:

Congresspedia;

Blackpedia: on scratchpad; on shelfia;

House Ethics Committee;

The Video: House Ethics Committee release of Mark Foley report, Pt. 1, 9.07 min, added December 08, 2006, and the Video: Mark Foley report, pt 2, 3.58 min, added December 08, 2006;

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