Tuesday, August 26, 2008
In Memoriam: Stephanie Tubbs Jones
WISER mourns the recent passing of our dear friend and colleague, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Jones' was the first African American woman to represent Ohio in Congress. She made a name for herself as an outspoken, passionate politician who frequently advocated for lower and middle income women during her five terms in Congress. This past February, Jones' joined forces with WISER during the release of WISER's publication "The Female Factor 2008: Why Women Are at Greater Financial Risk in Retirement and How Annuities Can Help." Stephanie Tubbs Jones joined fellow congressmen and women as well as WISER president Cindy Hounsell, both pictured left, in calling for public action to mitigate the real risk of poverty that American women face in retirement. She is remembered not only for her political accomplishments, but for her incredible warmth and sense of humor. She will be greatly missed.