We here at Operation HOPE are greatly saddened about the passing of Congresswoman Tubbs Jones of Ohio, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Congresswoman Tubbs Jones was a true American shero, a trail blazer, and an inspiring leader, having spent a lifetime breaking barriers and standing up for her values and for the under-served. I know that Congresswoman Tubbs Jones and my Congresswoman and dear friend, Dr. Diane E. Watson, were also great friends, so my heart goes out to those who at this moment morn her loss -- family, friends, and a grateful nation.
U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones served well the nation, and people, she loved so much. As I often say of good people who have passed on to be with the Father, "she has been promoted." Gone on to a better place.
Onward with HOPE,
John Hope Bryant
On behalf of myself and the Operation HOPE family