Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Louis Jackson Jr. is a former American politician, having served as a Democratic Congressman representing Illinois's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until his resignation in 2012. He is the son of activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson and, prior to his career in elected office, worked for his father in both the elder Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign and his social justice, civil rights and political activism organization, Operation PUSH. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Jesse Jackson Jr. has 210 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1986 Convention as a Student for the North Carolina A&T State University. The year with the most videos was 2011 with 32 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 57,985 views per program. Most appearances with Jesse Jackson (6), Danny Davis (5), Richard A. Gephardt (3). Most common tags: African Americans, Democratic National Convention, Lincoln, Abraham.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Representative, D-IL 2nd December 14, 1995 - November 21, 2012 Videos: 208 Director, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition c. March 11, 1995 - c. December 14, 1995 Videos: 1 Student, North Carolina A&T State University c. January 1, 1986 - c. May 30, 1988 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Loving You, Thinking of You, Don't Forget to Pray</em>

    Loving You, Thinking of You, Don't Forget to Pray

    Jacqueline Jackson and her son, former Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), talked about their book, Loving You, Thinking of…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House worked on commerce, justice and science appropriations.

  • House Session

    House Session

    On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes…

  • House Session, Part 1

    House Session, Part 1

    12p Legislative business H.R. 3463 - To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential…

  • Morning Hour

    Morning Hour

    During Morning Hour, any member was able to speak for up to five minutes on any topic. When no additional members sought…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House voted on H.J.Res. 2, the Balanced Budget Amendment.

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Historical Member of Congress Record

Former District Map Former Ideology Rankings Past Elections

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

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