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June 18, 2020 - Four of Brenda Jones’ Former 2018 Congressional Opponents Endorse Her in the 13th Congressional District 2020 Race

DETROIT – In 2018, former State Senator Coleman Young, former State Senator Ian Conyers, former State Representative Shanelle Jackson and Westland Mayor Bill Wild were all candidates in the 13th Congressional (Democratic) District race. Today, these four leaders wholeheartedly endorsed Brenda Jones for Congress in her 2020 bid for the 13th Congressional District seat. The Michigan Democratic primary will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

All of these outstanding leaders have provided a video endorsement announcement (please reference the links, below) which is an extraordinary testament of the Honorable Brenda Jones’ leadership. Brenda Jones is challenging an incumbent; these four Democratic endorsements illustrate the depth of people supporting her for Congress.

Here are the links:

Coleman A. Young II – https://youtu.be/RH_TBm16OS4 

Ian Conyers – https://youtu.be/dp5MeYPJNwA 

Shanelle Jackson – https://youtu.be/KJMheiSaKyg

Bill Wild – https://youtu.be/LDgWkJ9gywg

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In 2018, Brenda Jones was elected to complete the Honorable John Conyers, Jr.’s term. Despite a brief five-week tenure, Former Congresswoman Jones voted 77 times and sponsored two pieces of legislation, while representing Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. Brenda Jones is running to return to the U.S. House of Representatives as Michigan’s 13th District Congresswoman because she believes the residents of the District deserve more.e

June 10, 2020 - The Honorable Brenda Jones Win’s Opponent Signature Appeal.

DETROIT – Today, the Honorable Brenda Jones received a final notice from the State of Michigan Bureau of Election stating she was victorious over her opponent signature a challenge. Brenda Jones’s name will appear on the August 4th, primary ballot as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representative’s 13th Congressional District.

The State of Michigan Bureau has ruled that the signatures submitted by the campaign are valid and the Wayne County Clerk reached the correct conclusion concerning the challenge.

Again, the Campaign asks why Brenda Jones’s opponent wants to keep her off the ballot? Another question is why her opponent is trying to keep a black woman off the ballot? “I get it; some might say this is democracy at work. But, this type of gamesmanship does nothing to help the people of the 13th District,” says the Hon. Brenda Jones. With all of its challenges, the district does not need to add voter suppression to the list. The right to vote is the most fundamental constitutional right for a good reason — democracy cannot exist without citizens’ participation and the right to choose a candidate.

The Friends of Brenda Jones believes that the people should decide who should represents them. The Hon. Brenda Jones believes, “the communities in the district need a lot of help. They need a leader that can make healthcare more affordable, bring back dollars, and truly unify the district.” Now, the Friends of Brenda Jones’ campaign will move on from spending resources on people with self-serving agendas. Over the next few weeks, the campaign will make some BIG announcements, so stay tuned.

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In 2018, Brenda Jones was elected to complete the Honorable John Conyers, Jr.’s term. Despite a brief five-week tenure, Former Congresswoman Jones voted 77 times and sponsored two pieces of legislation, while representing Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. Brenda Jones is running to return to the U.S. House of Representatives as Michigan’s 13th District Congresswoman because she believes the residents of the District deserve more.

May 13, 2020 -Brenda Jones Defeats Complaint Brought by Christina Elizabeth Guzman of Dearborn Heights, Michigan

DETROIT – Detroit City Council President and Former Congresswoman Brenda Jones beat back a complaint brought by Christina Elizabeth Guzman of Dearborn Heights, Michigan – a complaint to disqualify and deny Brenda Jones be placed on the August ballot. The Wayne County Clerk has certified that Brenda Jones will be on the ballot for the August 4, 2020 primary election.

The decision was officially announced today that candidate Brenda Jones will appear on all ballots as a Democratic Candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. The Campaign to Return Brenda Jones to Congress submitted nearly 1,500 signatures by the filing date, which was well beyond the threshold of the 500 signatures required.

The question is why would Christina Elizabeth Guzman of Dearborn Heights, Michigan want to keep Brenda Jones off the ballot? The Friends of Brenda Jones (now) hopes the Campaign can move past the needless waste of time and money related to Christina Elizabeth Guzman’s complaint. Additionally, the Friends of Brenda Jones believes the people should have a choice – a choice that will allow the voters to decide who should represent them as their 13th District Congressperson.

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In 2018, Brenda Jones was elected to complete the Honorable John Conyers, Jr.’s term. Despite a brief five-week tenure, Former Congresswoman Jones voted 77 times and sponsored two pieces of legislation, while representing Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. Brenda Jones is running to return to the U.S. House of Representatives as Michigan’s 13th District Congresswoman because she believes the residents of the District deserve more.

April 29, 2020 - Brenda Jones Endorses Joe Biden for President

DETROIT – Today, Detroit City Council President and Former Congresswoman Brenda Jones formally endorsed Joe Biden for president. As a leader who is always fighting for her constituents, Former Congresswoman Jones said, “Former Vice President Joe Biden has a proven record of fighting for the people. His solid experience, exemplary leadership, and empathy for the people are the attributes required of our next president in order to bring our country together, so we can recover from the failed policies of the Trump era.”

Jones maintains the issues she supports strongly align with Biden’s such as increasing the minimum wage, affordable housing, paid sick leave, veterans’ issues, and gun control. Former Vice President Biden has stated that health care is personal to him. Likewise, health care is personal for Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brenda Jones tested positive. Fortunately, Jones did not experience many of the horrific symptoms associated with the coronavirus. Equally as important, Jones considers herself blessed because she has health care coverage. Former Vice President Biden has adamantly pledged to continue to “… build on the Affordable Care Act.” If the people of Michigan’s 13th Congressional District will honor Brenda Jones by returning her to Congress as their Representative, Jones pledges to fight for universal health care for the District’s residents and all Americans – because health care should be an American right not a privilege!
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In 2018, Brenda Jones was elected to complete the Honorable John Conyers, Jr.’s term. Despite a brief five-week tenure, Former Congresswoman Jones voted 77 times and sponsored two pieces of legislation while representing the 13th District. Brenda Jones seeks to return to Michigan’s 13th Congressional District because she believes the residents of the District deserve more.

April 2, 2020 - Former Congresswoman Brenda Jones Test Positive
for COVID-19

Former Congresswoman Brenda Jones Test Positive for COVID-19. Brenda is doing her part by remaining isolated, and will continue to follow her doctor’s orders. Fortunately, because she is not experiencing any of the horrific symptoms associated with the coronavirus, she will continue working remotely from home. Brenda advise everyone to take the coronavirus seriously, to frequently wash their hands, to participate in social distancing, to be safe and take care of themselves and their families.
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In 2018, Brenda Jones was elected to complete the Honorable John Conyers, Jr.’s term. Despite a brief five-week tenure, Former Congresswoman Jones voted 77 times and sponsored two pieces of legislation while representing the 13th District. Brenda Jones seeks to return to Michigan’s 13th Congressional District because she believes the residents of the District deserve more.

BRENDA JONES 2018 CONGRESSIONAL INAUGURATION

Endorsed By

City of Westland Mayor William R. Wild

City of Highland Park Mayor Hubert Yopp

Detroit City Council Member Janee Ayers

DetroitCity Council Member Scott Benson

Detroit City Council Member Roy McCalister, Jr.

Detroit City Council Member Andre Spivey

Ecorse City Council Member John Miller

Highland Park City Council President Pro Tem Rodney Patrick

Romulus City Council Member Jon Barden

Romulus City Council Member Virginia Williams

Ecorse School Board President Shaunda Miller-Giles

Highland Park School Board President Alexis Ramsey

Highland Park School Board member Linda Wheeler

Former Congresswoman & Detroit City Council Member Barbara Rose Collins

Former Michigan State Senator Ian K. Conyers

Former Michigan State Senator Coleman A. Young II

Former Michigan State Representative Shanelle Jackson

Judge Greg Mathis, Award-Winning Television Host of the Judge Mathis Show

Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Greater Emmanuel Institution COGIC

Bishop Edgar Vann, Second Ebenezer Church

Bishop Don Shelby, Burning Bush International Ministries

Minister Dallas Walker, Wyoming Church of Christ

Pastor Marvin Miles, International Gospel Center

Pastor Elaine Benford Gwynn, Sow A Seed Youth Organization

Rev. Dr. Steve Bland, Liberty Temple Baptist Church 

Rev. DeeDee Coleman, Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood, Plymouth United Church of Christ

Rev. Curtis Williams, Stinson Funeral Home

Rev. Dr. Oscar King III, Northwest Unity Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Joann Watson, West Side Unity Church

Rev. Tellis Chapman, Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Yvette Griffin, Pilgrim Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Virgil Humes, New Hope Church Wayne

Rev. Wendell Anthony, Fellowship Chapel

Superintendent Adrian Brown, Life Changers Ministry

Superintendent Ronald Griffin, Pastor, Rose of Sharon COGIC

Superintendent Daniel Grandberry, Gordy Memorial COGIC

Superintendent Marcus Ways, COGIC National Vice Chairperson of Pastor & Elder

Black Slate Inc. 

Fannie Lou Hamer Political Action Committee

Michigan Contractors Association

 

 

 

Voices From the Community

The Detroit City Council has voted to approve the 5-year Property Reappraisal Ordinance sponsored by Brenda Jones

As stated by Assessor Alvin Horhn

“First of all I’d like to thank the council president her staff for allowing me the opportunity to work with him on this ordinance. I believe this is a responsible and practical ordinance that will significantly help our ability to help the city. It puts into statute, the standards that we’ve established over the last several years. It strengthens the requirement on the, on the state level, which are only requires 20% of the property to be looked at. It specifies the 20% of the residential properties are to be looked at. It allows us to use the technology that’s being advanced in the industry to do so. This is a win win. And I think once again like council president or staff, allow me to be part of it.”

I would like to thank the Administration, Law Department, and my staff for all of the time they put into helping me draft this ordinance.

The changes proposed to this ordinance mandates a 5-year reappraisal for City of Detroit residential properties. This ordinance also requires the Assessors’ Office to notify the City Council when the reappraisal has begun which is crucial in ensuring that there is legislative monitoring and oversight of the mandatory reappraisal, a stipulation that is not and was not in place previously.

Additionally, many residents are not aware that appraisals are not tax bills and can be challenged. Therefore, the notification language and clarification will be addressed in other policy avenues.

This may be able to be addressed with mailing the appraisals with the property tax exemption notices or amending other legislation to address the issue. I am working with the law department to address notification clarification.

Additionally, a resolution urging changes to State Law to address how appraisals are executed to further address over taxation issues is being drafted. I look forward to supporting this resolution.

My Promise

“I will work to ensure your quality of life is not determined by your zip code.”

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Friends of Brenda Jones
P.O. Box 21146
Detroit, MI 48221

313-576-6686
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