Several Twitter users called out a white St. Louis attorney for attacks on Action St. Louis, a grassroots racial justice organization, and its staff.
Jones was the first woman elected as St. Louis Treasurer in 2012. After her narrow loss in the 2017 mayoral election, Jones continued to work with the movement that embraced her.
Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley has endorsed Tishaura Jones for St. Louis mayor just days ahead of the primary election. It could make the difference in a tight race.
Jones, a fierce champion of the Black Lives Matter movement, received 30.4 percent of the vote in the democratic mayoral primary but ultimately lost to Alderman Lyda Krewson.
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