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Name:  Jesse L Jackson, Jr.  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1965 in Greenville, South Carolina

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Jesse Jackson, Jr. is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Illinois's 2nd Congressional District, which includes a large part of Chicago's South Side and southeast suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Prior to elective politics, Representative Jackson was active in international civil rights work. He participated in his father's presidential campaigns and then in the office of his Rainbow Coalition. During his time in public office he has co-authored three books, including two on financial literacy. He also co-wrote A More Perfect Union, which advances a series of constitutional amendments that would guarantee all Americans the right to vote, and the right to high quality education, health care and housing.


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