ISSUES & POLITICAL CONCERNS
Councilman Jackson upholds many core values, one of them being the fight for social justice where it is needed. We need to live in a society where people do not merely support progressive change, but fight for it. Read on to learn more of the issues championed by Brian during his first term on City Council.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
Brian T. Jackson is passionate about this issue and has been an active voice on Council pushing for progressive changes. Brian worked closely with the Chief of Police to develop a policy change that banned pretextual traffic stops for minor non-safety related infractions.
Brian is leading an effort to repeal multiple overreaching and oppressive Lansing criminal ordinances that unfairly effects vulnerable communities.
Brian is also the most critical Councilperson when it comes to vetting Police Board of Commissioners candidates. Brian has routinely voted against the policing status quo and advocates for innovative changes to Public Safety.
Councilman Jackson believes the Climate Scientists that our natural environment is deteriorating and in need of intervention. During Brian's first term on Council, he pushed Lansing hard toward being better stewards of the environment.
Brian fought to establish and fund a Sustainability Manager position that helps Lansing reduce its carbon footprint.
Brian routinely challenged Lansing BWL Commissioners to transition to renewable energy and fight back against climate change as aggressivley as possible.
Brian wants our grandchildren to live in a safe and healthy environment and wants to work together to build a legacy that one day, we can all be proud of.