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JACKSON, JESSE JR, Democratic Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 46
Total cost of trips - $112,826.59

Average cost per trip - $2,452.75
Total number of days spent traveling - 101 days
Rank of representative - 27 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Magnolia Bar Association Inc.
Dates - May 1, 2003 - May 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Biloxi, MS

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,145.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,070.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National African American Museum
Dates - August 21, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chattanooga, TN

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $869.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $869.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Human Rights Campaign
Dates - November 15, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $510.00
Lodging Cost - $109.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $794.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NAACP
Dates - September 13, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Specifically the Terrebonne Parish Branch of sponsor NAACP paid for trip.

Travel Cost - $2,029.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,029.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NAACP
Dates - November 9, 2003 - November 10, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Carbondale, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Specifically the Carbondale Branch of sponsor NAACP paid for trip.

Travel Cost - $470.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $645.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
Dates - May 30, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,055.52
Lodging Cost - $86.31
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,141.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 17, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,401.00
Lodging Cost - $653.00
Meal Cost - $352.80
Other Cost - $592.31
Total Cost - $4,999.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of North Carolina Law
Dates - October 31, 2003 - November 1, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $833.00
Lodging Cost - $159.43
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,002.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Meharry Medical College
Dates - May 18, 2002 - May 18, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - commencement speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $238.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $238.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ohio Commission on Minority Health
Dates - March 27, 2002 - March 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,282.50
Lodging Cost - $160.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,472.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America
Dates - April 11, 2002 - April 13, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,703.00
Lodging Cost - $782.99
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,510.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tom Joyner Foundation
Dates - May 25, 2002 - June 1, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - panelist for the blackamericaweb.com think tank
Notes - accompanied by spouse Sandi Jackson, meal costs included in lodging. Trip was on cruise ship in Carribean.

Travel Cost - $415.00
Lodging Cost - $5,519.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,934.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - North Carolina A&T State University
Dates - May 11, 2002 - May 11, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Greensboro, NC

Purpose - commencement speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $414.50
Lodging Cost - $172.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $586.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP
Dates - April 13, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,567.50
Lodging Cost - $784.29
Meal Cost - $31.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,382.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - People for the American Way
Dates - August 27, 2000 - August 28, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,329.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Smiley Group, Inc
Dates - August 11, 2000 - August 12, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - panelist
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,800.00
Lodging Cost - $431.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,231.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Black Journalists
Dates - August 19, 2000 - August 19, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $274.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $274.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Minnesota Speakers Forum
Dates - February 23, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Minneapolis, MN

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,023.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,048.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ACORN
Dates - June 25, 2000 - June 25, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $86.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $86.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chitrahar
Dates - August 19, 2000 - August 19, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - speaker/recipient of award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $980.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $980.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Morehouse School of Medicine
Dates - May 19, 2001 - May 19, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Receipt of honorary degree
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,354.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,504.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northeast Action Conference
Dates - February 10, 2001 - February 10, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $198.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $198.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Democratic Action
Dates - June 23, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $845.00
Lodging Cost - $238.00
Meal Cost - $27.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,110.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Service Employees International Union Local 251
Dates - August 24, 2001 - August 24, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Oakland, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Original trans cost was $1300.50

Travel Cost - $2,062.50
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,251.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - General Mills
Dates - January 14, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Minneapolis, MN

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,357.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,387.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nation Magazine
Dates - June 18, 2001 - June 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $407.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $892.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NAACP Oakland Branch
Dates - November 16, 2001 - November 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,178.50
Lodging Cost - $331.13
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,559.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Human Rights Campaign
Dates - October 13, 2001 - October 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,182.75
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,832.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 5, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes - Spouse Sandra S. Jackson

Travel Cost - $18,000.00
Lodging Cost - $840.00
Meal Cost - $660.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Intl Civil Rights Center & Museum
Dates - January 31, 2005 - February 1, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Greensboro, NC

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - Chicago - Greensboro, NC - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $622.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $126.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $749.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation of the US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - January 29, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Syracuse, NY

Purpose - Legislative briefing on environmental/economic development issues
Notes - Chicago, IL - Syracuse, NY - Chicago, IL

Travel Cost - $1,371.72
Lodging Cost - $101.00
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,549.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - St Augustine's College
Dates - May 7, 2005 - May 7, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - Speaking engagement - commencement speaker
Notes - Washington, DC - Raleigh, NC - Chicago, IL

Travel Cost - $338.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $338.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Medical Assn
Dates - February 6, 2004 - February 8, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - San Diego - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,189.00
Lodging Cost - $328.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,517.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Student National Medical Assn
Dates - April 9, 2004 - April 9, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - New Orleans - Chicago

Travel Cost - $725.30
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $825.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Minority Health Professions Foundation
Dates - April 8, 2004 - April 8, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Chicago - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $267.10
Lodging Cost - $102.60
Meal Cost - $42.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $411.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus
Dates - March 20, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Little Rock, AR - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $834.80
Lodging Cost - $82.69
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $967.49

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New Democracy Project
Dates - May 15, 2004 - May 15, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - NY

Travel Cost - $136.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $146.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans
Dates - May 22, 2004 - May 22, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Seattle - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,173.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,273.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Urban Issues Breakfast Forum
Dates - September 2, 2004 - September 3, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Chicago - Los Angeles - Chicago No Date Stamp from the Office of the Clerk US House of Representatives

Travel Cost - $2,870.20
Lodging Cost - $190.00
Meal Cost - $173.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,233.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Medical Assn
Dates - July 30, 2004 - August 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Boston - San Diego - Chicago Including spouse

Travel Cost - $7,356.80
Lodging Cost - $1,100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,456.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NAACP Fort Lauderdale Branch
Dates - October 9, 2004 - October 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Chicago, IL

Travel Cost - $1,251.20
Lodging Cost - $143.19
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,494.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NAACP San Francisco Branch
Dates - October 15, 2004 - October 15, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco

Travel Cost - $1,573.70
Lodging Cost - $149.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $2,022.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Columbus Community College
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 14, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - not specified
Notes - WDC - Columbus, OH This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ohio State Univ
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 14, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Columbus, OH - WDC This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democracy for Texas
Dates - June 18, 2005 - June 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Austin, TX - Chicago, IL

Travel Cost - $419.60
Lodging Cost - $159.29
Meal Cost - $10.71
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $589.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Jewish United Fund
Dates - August 1, 2005 - August 8, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Washington, DC - Tel Aviv - Jerusalem - Tel Aviv - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $9,062.00
Lodging Cost - $1,240.00
Meal Cost - $1,090.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,392.00

Additional family members - Yes

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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

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    Free Community College for All

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  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.