12th Congressional District
This Is Who I Am
While serving as a State Representative for six years I passed laws that helped Metro Detroit’s middle class. Public service is my life’s calling, so when I left the legislature I went to serve at MDOT. At MDOT I brought everyday people together from all walks of life to create a plan that fixes our crumbling roads and grows public transit from Detroit to Romulus. As a Businesswoman, I lead the charge at my company to put more than 3000 people from across Metro Detroit to work in good paying jobs. No matter where I’ve served, I’ve always fought hard to improve the lives of middle class families and by God’s grace I’ve succeeded every time. I’ll fight even harder for us in Congress!
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Shanelle In The News
When Black Women Lead, America Perseveres
I’m in our Nation’s Capital today on the steps of the Supreme Court! I’m thrilled because Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson, just became JUSTICE Ketanji Brown-Jackson. Let's take a moment to acknowledge just how [...]
Campaign war chests grow as Michigan lawmakers ready for U.S. House battles
Melissa Nann BurkeRiley Beggin The Detroit News Washington — Michigan members of Congress are stocking their war chests ahead of what promises to be an expensive campaign season following redistricting, including potentially two incumbent-on-incumbent primaries. The [...]
Michigan has had a Black member of Congress since 1955. Will that change in 2023?
Michigan’s new independent redistricting commission made waves last month by approving a new congressional map for the next 10 years that likely will force some incumbents to run against one another. This month, U.S. Rep. Brenda [...]
Heart of the Primaries 2022, Democrats-Issue 6
By Amee LaTour In Newsletters January 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM Shanelle Jackson launches primary challenge to Rep. Rashida Tlaib On Jan. 14, former state Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) announced she would challenge U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib [...]
Shanelle Gets It!
- SAVE THE MIDDLE CLASS
- RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE
- DEFEND PUBLIC EDUCATION
- PAY EQUITY FOR WOMEN
- HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT
- CUT STUDENT LOAN DEBT
- PROTECT MEDICARE & SOCIAL SECURITY
- SUPPORT OUR VETERANS
- CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
- FIX OUR ROADS
- GROW MASS TRANSIT
I’m Running For Us
Friends- our Kids, Schools, Senior Citizens, Hospitals, Police Officers, First Responders and countless other individuals and institutions around the WORLD- are counting on us to elect an effective Congresswoman that can Mold Consensus! A “Genuine Leader,” as described by Dr. King; one who will stand with America’s greatest allies. A Congresswoman capable of bringing people of good will together for benefit of the 12th District, the State of Michigan, our Nation, and the World.
I’ve been recognized by elected officials, nonprofit organizations, and business leaders around the country for my ability to bring opposing sides together and get things done. I lead by listening first and I always walk in kindness & love. I’m proud to be Pro Labor, Pro Israel, Pro Choice, Pro Public Schools, Pro Business, Pro Environment, Pro Income Equality and Pro Civil Rights.
Shanelle is Detroit‘s Daughter
With a heart dedicated to improving the lives of “everyday people,” Shanelle Jackson considers herself a true Daughter of Detroit. She has committed her life to serving the people in the city and county she loves by striving to make them great places to live, work and raise a family.
The eldest of three children, Shanelle was born in Detroit, the first child of Forrest and Jasmine Jackson. Forrest worked as an assemblyman at G.M. and Jasmine still works for the United States Postal Service. When Shanelle was eighteen months old, her father died of a heart attack, leaving his pregnant wife Jasmine and baby daughter to grieve. He was only twenty-nine years old. From then on Shanelle experienced firsthand the struggles that single parents face daily. Watching her mother overcome challenges taught her the value of education, the importance of hard work and tenacity.
Shanelle credits her mother, Jasmine with cultivating her tireless work ethic and drive. Jasmine was determined to not allow her children’s lives to be defined by loss and sadness. Instead, victory and overcoming would be their story. Jasmine regularly worked long hours to provide for her family and fought tooth and nail to make sure her children received a quality education.
A Love of Community
An avid Girl Scout in Troop 1600, at Fellowship Chapel Church- under the leadership of Rev. Wendell Anthony, Shanelle learned the true characteristics of a “leader-servant.” It was in Troop 1600 that Shanelle began serving her community through helping to organize neighborhood clean-up projects, peer tutoring, distributing Christmas baskets and feeding the homeless. READ MORE
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