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

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Rev. & Mrs. Jesse Jackson’s COVID-19 Update
Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Statement by son, Jonathan Jackson



Chicago, IL -- The health status of both of my parents is unchanged. They continue to rest comfortably and to receive treatment for their COVID-19 virus.  My family’s focus is totally on my parents, Rev. Jesse & Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson. We continue to be eternally grateful for the thousands of prayers and well wishes that our family continues to receive.  We are continuing to remember you, and we are praying for all who are suffering from the COVID-19 virus. We will have nothing further to say until tomorrow’s update.



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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