Rev. & Mrs. Jesse Jackson’s COVID-19 Update

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 Rev. & Mrs. Jesse Jackson’s COVID-19 Update /
Thursday, August 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (ET) 

Statement by son, Jonathan Jackson


Chicago, IL -- Both of our parents are continuing to receive excellent ongoing medical care the result of their testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. The purpose of these updates is not to give you a medical report but to urge you to continue to keep our parents in your prayers because we know this is a serious disease.

Again, we are indeed appreciative of the love that is being poured out to our family from around the world as we continue to express our love and concern for the millions of people who have been victimized by the COVID-19 virus and its variants. We know this is a serious and dangerous disease so please remain prayerful for my parents and for all of those who are suffering as a result. Finally, we urge all who have not yet been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus to do so as soon as possible.



Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.



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