704, 2022

When Black Women Lead, America Perseveres

By |April 7th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 far we have come as a Nation. African American Women and Men have ascended from the Dred Scott ruling, in which the Supreme Court ruled that we were the property of our Masters, to Justice Thurgood Marshall and now Justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson! With your help, Black Women’s Progress Will Continue in Metro-Detroit and around the Nation. [...]

102, 2022

Campaign war chests grow as Michigan lawmakers ready for U.S. House battles

By |February 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 primary crunch for incumbents is because Michigan is losing a seat in Congress, going from 14 to 13 districts, as a result of slow population growth relative to other states. Read Full Article

2901, 2022

Michigan has had a Black member of Congress since 1955. Will that change in 2023?

By |January 29th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 Lawrence (D-Southfield), the only African-American member of Michigan’s congressional delegation, announced she won’t seek reelection this fall. U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), who is Palestinian American, holds the other Southeast Michigan seat and has said she will run this year. Now, as several candidates began to offer their names for the two newly reconfigured metro Detroit-area House districts, [...]

2001, 2022

Heart of the Primaries 2022, Democrats-Issue 6

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 (D) in the Democratic primary for Michigan’s newly redrawn 12th Congressional District. Jackson ran against Tlaib in the 2018 Democratic primary for the 13th District, which Tlaib won with 31% of the vote. Jackson received 5%. Jackson said in a recent interview with Jewish Insider, “I think we’ll be very different, obviously, in our approaches. I don’t hate banks. I don’t hate [...]

2001, 2022

At the Races: Build back bite-sized

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Kate Ackley and Stephanie Akin Posted January 20, 2022 at 2:30pm Welcome to At the Races! Each week we’ll bring you news and analysis from the CQ Roll Call campaign team. Know someone who’d like to get this newsletter? They can subscribe here. One year into Democratic control of Washington, the GOP can hardly contain its glee about the party’s prospects for the midterms in 292 days. It’s almost as if Republicans are not only measuring the drapes but also scheduling a contractor to come in and install a bay window next year. [...]

1401, 2022

Rashida Tlaib’s Dem challenger accuses her of ‘anti-Semitic rhetoric’: ‘She goes crazy’

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tlaib called Israel a  "violent apartheid system" last year By Brie Stimson | Fox News A Michigan Democrat who says she plans to challenge far-left U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib in a primary for an open U.S. House seat in the state this fall has accused the Detroit congresswoman of "anti-Semitic rhetoric." "When she gets that mic in front of her, she goes crazy and goes to many extremes," Shanelle Jackson, a former Michigan state representative from 2007-2012, told the Jewish Insider in an interview published Friday. "I really feel like it’s now or never as it pertains to being able [...]

1401, 2022

Democratic primary challenger blasts Rashida Tlaib for ‘antisemitic rhetoric’

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

by Kate Scanlon, Reporter | January 14, 2022 11:56 AM Washington Examiner Shanelle Jackson, a former Michigan legislator, will challenge Rep. Rashida Tlaib in the Democratic primary for the redrawn 12th Congressional District, arguing her pro-business policies and support for Israel set her apart from the far-left congresswoman. Jackson told Jewish Insider, “I’ve been rallying the troops.” “I think there’s a great opportunity there,” Jackson said, adding she plans to launch her campaign in February. Michigan’s independent redistricting commission released in December a set of maps reflecting the state’s new [...]

1401, 2022

Former Michigan state legislator mounts challenge to Rashida Tlaib

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Detroit native Shanelle Jackson served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2007 to 2012 By Matthew Kassel - Jewish Insider  January 14, 2022 Shanelle Jackson, a former Michigan state legislator in Detroit who now works in the private sector, told Jewish Insider on Thursday that she intends to challenge Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in the open-seat Democratic House primary for the newly drawn 12th Congressional District. “I’ve been rallying the troops,” Jackson, who said she is planning to formally launch her campaign in mid-February, told JI in a phone interview. “I [...]

606, 2018

Every American Should Be Afforded Quality Health Care

By |June 6th, 2018|Categories: Issues|0 Comments

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 [...]

106, 2018

Pay Equity

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: Issues|0 Comments

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 [...]

3105, 2018

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

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Issues|0 Comments

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 [...]

3005, 2018

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

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

1505, 2018

Woman of Tomorrow Features Shanelle Jackson

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

1505, 2018

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

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

1505, 2018

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

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

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