Greetings, citizens of Westland, Michigan!
My name is Jason S. Jackson, and I was a candidate for your City Council in Westland in the 2017 primary election. While I was defeated in the primary this time around, I will always love and attempt to do the right thing for my hometown of Westland, and that is the reason why I am writing to you today.
I’m here to tell you that I fully endorse the candidacy of Ms. Tasha Green for your Westland City Council, in the Westland General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Tasha Green is an accomplished businesswoman, mother, and prominent social activist. She stepped onto the front lines with myself and many others during the awful union-busting scandal at our William P. Faust Library, where highly-educated women were terminated from their jobs for attempting to exercise their right to organize. She spoke out strongly with us and helped to cause real change at our library — returning those women to work, and helping to appoint a better Board of Directors to take our Library forward.
As some of you may know, I had heated policy debates with Tasha Green both during, and in the aftermath of the primary election. Instead of running and hiding, she engaged. Cooler heads prevailed, and we were able to understand why we disagreed. That is definitely a missing quality in our city… the ability to engage and work towards the betterment of WESTLAND, and not OURSELVES. Tasha showed me that she isn’t out for herself at all, she’s out for the City of Westland and making it a better place to live for our families.
She has been endorsed by the United Auto Workers (UAW), the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO, and many other union organizations such as the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights. My family has over 115 years of UAW service combined, with many in our family either retired or currently still employed by General Motors, and UAW members. We’re confident that Tasha Green will protect union values, women’s rights, and help to calm the racial tension that has unfortunately cast a horrible shadow on this election.
Ms. Green has also been a fierce advocate for public safety, fighting City Hall to make sure her Westland neighbors had safe lighting in their neighborhoods to prevent crime. She has spoken out for first-responders like our Police and Fire Departments, and has actual real-world experience to let you know she can get the job done.
Unlike so many others in this election, Tasha Green is a business owner. She has real ideas for business because she’s actually in the business world. She is an internationally-accredited property manager, a licensed real estate broker, and a licensed abatement contractor. In a city with major property vacancies, and a projected budget deficit of $7,000,000 by the year 2021, the time for half-measures and games are OVER! The time has come to put intelligent and qualified people in our seats of power — so we can restore Westland to true prominence, and make Westland a shining light as the tenth-largest city in Michigan!
The time has come to vote for Tasha Green. I am, and as a former candidate for this office, I fully endorse Tasha’s candidacy, and wish her the best of luck.
Please VOTE on Tuesday, November 7, 2017!