News From Rep. Jones

Thursday, March 15, 2018



LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) has accepted an invitation to take part in the 50th National Convention of the National Black Law Students Association, where he will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “Positive Political Impact: Cultivating the Next Generation of Culturally Conscious Lawmakers,” on Friday, March 16.

“I’m looking forward to this opportunity to meet with the next generation of America’s great legal professionals as they prepare to end their studies and...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) spoke today to a gathering of about 185 students at Ypsilanti’s AC Tech High School Tuesday to encourage the students to keep working hard and reach for their dreams. The students, in the 9th through 12th grade, all earned a 3.0 grade-point average or higher in the past quarter.

“When you’re a young person, people are always telling you that your whole future is ahead of you, and that you...

Thursday, March 1, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster), who is Michigan’s youngest legislator ever to be elected to office, will take part in the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government taking place this weekend in Waco, Texas. The theme of the conference is “Sankofa: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future,” and Rep. Jones will take part in a panel discussion about “Our Present” along with two others on a Young, Gifted and Black panel.

“It’s an honor...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 4053, which would make English the official language of Michigan. In response, state Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) offered the following statement:


“It’s sad and disappointing that a majority of state legislators felt a need to make English the official state language. This bill pits party against party and person against person when there is no real problem with the language government uses to do...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) voted no on a series of bills yesterday that would criminalize targeting a victim based on his or her occupation as a police officer, firefighter or emergency medical services personnel, whether they held that position or not. House Bills 4585, 4590 and 4591 were voted out of the House yesterday and will now be sent to the Senate for their consideration.

“I find it curious how my colleagues on the...