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 [...]
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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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]