January 12, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Statement on St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s Unanimous Passage of Resolution Calling for Ceasefire in Gaza


Washington, D.C. (January 12, 2024) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement celebrating the St. Louis City’s Board of Aldermen’s unanimous passage of a resolution calling on President Joe Biden to work toward a ceasefire in Gaza. This resolution was introduced on October 20, 2023 by Alderman Rasheen Aldridge (14th Ward) and cosponsored by Board of Alderman President Megan Green, Alderman Shane Cohn (3rd Ward), Alderwoman Alisha Sonnier (7th Ward), Alderwoman Daniela Velazquez (6th Ward), and Alderwoman Laura Keys (11th Ward). With today’s passage, St. Louis becomes the 16th municipality in the U.S. to call for a ceasefire.

“When I introduced the Ceasefire Now Resolution in the United States Congress, it was to take a stand to affirm that all human life is precious, regardless of faith, ethnicity, or nationality. We did this understanding that it was not only the right thing to do, but it is what the vast majority of our constituents and people all across our country support. Today, under the leadership of Board President Megan Green, Alderman Rasheen Aldridge, and Alders Cohn, Sonnier, Velazquez, and Keys, I couldn’t be prouder of the City of St. Louis for unanimously passing a resolution calling on President Biden to stop the violence and bloodshed happening in Gaza and across the region by facilitating an immediate, lasting ceasefire, the release of all hostages, and the entry of humanitarian aid. This is who we are. This is St. Louis. We are proudly pro-peace, we are proudly pro-humanity, and that is why we are proudly demanding a lasting ceasefire and an end to the violence.”

On October 16, 2023, Congresswomen Bush, alongside Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) Delia Ramirez (IL-03), Summer Lee (PA-12), and Congressman André Carson (IN-07), introduced the Ceasefire Now Resolution urging the Biden Administration to call for an immediate ceasefire in Israel and occupied Palestine, to promptly send humanitarian assistance to Gaza, and save as many lives as possible.