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Every American Should Be Afforded Quality Health Care

2018-06-06T13:20:14+00:00

I believe that healthcare is a human right. As such, Access to affordable, quality health care for all Michiganders is of the utmost importance to me. We must strengthen consumer protections and keep health care costs low, so that more families can purchase coverage and small businesses can offer coverage to their employees. We must protect and strengthen Medicare and ensure Michigan gets its fair share of resources so that families can access health services such as annual wellness visits, mammograms and screenings that help prevent and treat serious conditions. President Obama’s Affordable Care Act set us on the path to [...]

Every American Should Be Afforded Quality Health Care 2018-06-06T13:20:14+00:00

Pay Equity

2018-06-01T18:28:05+00:00

Although we have made great strides in recent years – including the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act – we must continue fighting to make sure our Michigan mothers, sisters and daughters receive the same opportunities as our fathers, brothers and sons. Unfortunately in this decades-long fight we have barely budged the pay gap and it continues to cost women tens of thousands of dollars each year. The Michigan legislature has the power to pass laws that ensure pay equity in our state. In Michigan, women are paid just 74 cents for every $1 men make – [...]

Pay Equity 2018-06-01T18:28:05+00:00

Shanelle Jackson will fight to ensure all public schools in the 13th District get the resources they need!

2018-05-31T17:18:41+00:00

Today we live in a truly global society where the United States is competing with the rest of the world. The key to coming out on top is building a foundation through the education of our young people. It starts with investing in early education and our elementary schools and continues through college and other forms of secondary education. All of our public schools must have the resources to provide children with a high-quality education and college must be more affordable for all families, not just a privileged few. Unfortunately in Michigan, that has not been the case in recent [...]

Shanelle Jackson will fight to ensure all public schools in the 13th District get the resources they need! 2018-05-31T17:18:41+00:00

Shanelle Jackson will fight for jobs and a better economy in Michigan’s 13th District

2018-05-30T19:47:05+00:00

Michigan is the strongest, most driven workforce in the country. We always have been and I believe that we always will be. But it’s no secret that the recent past was extremely hard on our middle class families. Unfortunately hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost and while many people are back to work today, stagnant wages still plague Michigan’s economy. Skyrocketing costs, from health care to gas, groceries and childcare costs are threatening many families’ basic survival. Yet we do have reason to be hopeful for the future. We have added more than 200,000 jobs since 2010. Metro Detroit’s unemployment [...]

Shanelle Jackson will fight for jobs and a better economy in Michigan’s 13th District 2018-05-30T19:47:05+00:00

Woman of Tomorrow Features Shanelle Jackson

2018-05-15T01:03:03+00:00

Former State Representative Shanelle Jackson is truly a daughter of Detroit. As a State Representative and proud Michigander her priorities have included: • Helping to create jobs in Detroit and throughout S.E. Michigan • Ensuring equitable funding for education • Protecting the social safety net for citizens in need • Keeping families in their homes by stopping unfair foreclosures • Making Detroit a great place for businesses to grow and thrive Education Representative Jackson has earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan; master’s degree in social justice Marygrove College. Skilled Policymaker Representative Jackson served on the [...]

Woman of Tomorrow Features Shanelle Jackson 2018-05-15T01:03:03+00:00

Former state Rep. Shanelle Jackson, Westland Mayor Bill Wild to run for Conyers’ seat

2018-05-15T01:00:55+00:00

Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press Published 4:42 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2018 | Updated 5:10 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2018 WASHINGTON — Former state Rep. Shanelle Jackson, who now works for the Moroun family-controlled Detroit International Bridge Co., is running for the seat in Congress vacated in December by former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, she announced Wednesday. Jackson, who left the state House after six years in 2012, becomes the eighth Democrat to announce she is running for the vacant slot in the overwhelmingly Democratic district. Westland Mayor Bill Wild announced his candidacy in the Aug. 7 primary on Tuesday night. [...]

Former state Rep. Shanelle Jackson, Westland Mayor Bill Wild to run for Conyers’ seat 2018-05-15T01:00:55+00:00

Former state rep. Shanelle Jackson joins the field for Congressional Race

2018-05-15T00:58:31+00:00

Article From Michigan Chronicle Online On Friday, Feb. 23, Former State Representative Shanelle Jackson (D-Detroit) formally announced her candidacy for U.S. Congress in Michigan’s13th Congressional District. “I’m running for Congress because nearly fifty-percent of workers in Wayne County can’t afford basic necessities for their children after a forty-hour work week. That number is even higher among working Detroiters. In Wayne County we’ve gone from putting America on wheels, to needing Meals on Wheels- just to survive in many instances,” said Jackson. “No matter your gender, age or race, these are sad and unprecedented times for working people across the county. I’ll [...]

Former state rep. Shanelle Jackson joins the field for Congressional Race 2018-05-15T00:58:31+00:00