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January 20, 2022

Cori Bush Op Ed: “They tell us slow up; we tell them catch up”

As seen in the St. Louis American Opinions in response to the U.S. Senate's failure to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. On Monday, we honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was not a celebration; it was an acknowledgement of the work that Black history makers in St. Louis have done and continue to do to advance his vision for racial justice. Above all else, it was a reminder of how much work we have left to do. In the last year alone, Republicans filed more … Continue Reading


October 08, 2021

Congresswoman Cori Bush, St. Louis Area Libraries, Launch Neighborhood Service Centers

ST. LOUIS, MO. - Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), announced a new partnership between her St. Louis District Office, the St. Louis Public Library, and the St. Louis County Library. Starting today, the Office of Congresswoman Cori Bush's constituent services team will operate Neighborhood Service Centers at four local libraries in St. Louis City and St. Louis County to assist our neighbors with navigating federal agencies, immigration casework, and other local issues impacting the … Continue Reading


June 18, 2021

Rep. Cori Bush: Juneteenth freedom should also mean safety from police violence

Juneteenth has always been a symbol of freedom deferred. While in January 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation promised to free enslaved Black people in some states, the news of this emancipation did not reach much of the country, and enforcement was slow and inconsistent through 1865. It was then that Juneteenth became a holiday celebrating the resilience of the Black community in Galveston, Texas - and eventually of Black communities across America. The celebration included formerly enslaved … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

THE FIGHT FOR PEOPLE IN PRISON TO VOTE REACHES CONGRESS

An amendment to end felony disenfranchisement failed in the House of Representatives. But the measure shows how far the fight has come in a short number of years. Earlier today, a monumental vote occurred quietly in the U.S. House of Representatives. At the moment, the House is considering H.R. 1, or the For the People Act, a package of voting-rights proposals, including a massive expansion of automatic voter-registration and the automatic restoration of voting rights for people once they … Continue Reading


February 15, 2021

Rep. Bush receives subcommittee assignments

U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Missouri, on Feb. 4 announced her subcommittee assignments for the legislative session. Bush is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. She was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee in mid-December, at which time she said the appointment had been a long-time goal of hers, being something Bush said she aspired to since she first ran for office in 2016. Bush will serve on the following committees in the House … Continue Reading


February 12, 2021

Rolling Stone: Rep. Cori Bush Demands Answers on Treatment of BLM Protesters vs. Trump Insurrectionists

As a leader in the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in St. Louis after the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, Cori Bush was used to showing up at protests and seeing police, often fully decked out in riot gear, already waiting for them. Those memories came back to her as she watched videos of rioters, including one toting a Confederate flag, break into the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. "We knew at any moment we would be maced, pepper sprayed, tear gassed, rubber bullets would start flying," Bush … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

The Root: From the Uninsured to the Unhoused: Rep. Cori Bush Advocates COVID-19 Vaccine Education for Our Most Vulnerable

Cori Bush is a renaissance woman. Not only is the Missouri congresswoman the first Black woman to represent the state's First Congressional District, she's also a registered nurse, ordained pastor for the people of St. Louis, community organizer, single mother, and the first activist from the Black Lives Matter movement ever elected to the United States Congress. She also is currently uninsured. That's what led Rep. Bush to approach The Root about having a one-on-one conversation with … Continue Reading

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