Tishaura Jones

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Tishaura Jones


Tishaura Jones is a State Representative from Missouri representing District 63. Born March 10, 1972 in St. Louis, Jones currently resides there with her son, Aden. She is the daughter of former St. Louis City Comptroller, Virvus Jones.[1]

Education

A 1990 graduate of Affton Senior High School, Jones received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Hampton University in 1994 and a master’s degree in Health Administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health in 2001. [2]

Private Career

In addition to her legislative duties, Jones is employed as Director of Public Policy and Sr. Human Resources Consultant at People's Health Centers. She has more than 10 years of experience as a healthcare administrator. [3]

Organisation Affiliations

Jones is a member of the St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and attends Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. She has served as Chair of the Public Policy Initiative of the Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan St. Louis and as 8th Ward Democratic Committeewoman from 2002-2008. In 2004, she represented Missouri as an Alternate Delegate to the Democratic National Convention. In 2005, she was selected to represent the United States as an International Delegate for the American Council of Young Political Leaders during a trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. [4]

Supported Progressive Health Care Reform

In late 2009, Tishaura Jones was one of more than 1,000 state legislators to sign a letter entitled "State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform". The letter was a project of the Progressive States Network and was developed in consultation with national health care reform advocates, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Herndon Alliance, National Women's Law Center, Northeast Action, SEIU, and Universal Health Care Action Network. The letter reads in part,[5]

"Failure to pass national comprehensive health reform now will further jeopardize state and local budgets, undermining public services like education, public safety, and transportation infrastructure... We, the undersigned, call on President Obama and the Congress to enact bold and comprehensive health care reform this year – based on these principles and a strong federal-state collaboration – and pledge our support as state legislators and allies in pursuit of guaranteed, high quality, affordable health care for all."

Backing Pecinovsky

Tony Pecinovsky January 15 2019·

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I am happy to announce that the St. Louis Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) has endorsed our campaign to Build A Better 14th Ward! I grew up in the CBTU family. They mentored me! To know that I have the support of the progressive Black leadership of our City (CBTU, Tishaura Jones, Clem Smith, Bruce Franks, Jr. and Cori Bush, among others) is truly humbling. Thank you! In solidarity, Tony.

2013 Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards

Over 120 union leaders, community, student, faith, and LGBT activists, attended the 21st Annual Hershel Walker 'Peace & Justice' Awards Breakfast, May 4 at the Communications Workers of America Local 6300 union hall.

2013 'Peace & Justice' Awardees were:

  • Holly Roe, a leader in the Missouri State Workers' Union, CWA 6355
  • Andrew Shaughnessy, the St. Louis area PROMO organizer; PROMO is a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights organization
  • Tishaura Jones, St. Louis City Treasurer and former State Representative
  • Garry Elliot, business manager for the 8,000 member-strong Eastern Missouri Laborers' District Council.[6]

Radical friends

Jessica Byrd July 22, 2018:

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With Tishaura Jones and Rukia Lumumba.

References

  1. [[1]]Official Bio. Accessed 06/28/11.
  2. [[2]]Official Bio. Accessed 06/28/11.
  3. [[3]]Official Bio. Accessed 06/28/11.
  4. [[4]]Official Bio. Accessed 06/28/11.
  5. Progressive States Network: State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform (accessed on Dec. 23, 2010)
  6. PW, Activists, union leaders attend Peace & Justice Awards Breakfast, by: Tony Pecinovsky, May 9 2013