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Congresswoman Cori Bush’s Statement on Eviction Emergency

August 3, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement on her continued advocacy toward extending the eviction moratorium:

“Our movement is growing. Over the last five days, our movement has received support from many of our House and Senate colleagues. Especially as a formerly unhoused person, I am grateful to each and every one of them for recognizing and working to end this eviction emergency and for amplifying the call to extend the eviction moratorium. It will take all of us working together to get this done. Each day that passes without a federal moratorium is another day of evictions, uncertainty, and instability for millions of people who are at risk of being removed from their homes. 

“Chairwoman Maxine Waters has been steadfast in her leadership of our caucus on this issue, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Congressman Jimmy Gomez, and many other colleagues have been working tirelessly for months in the push to keep people in their homes. We aren’t going to stop now.

“What has become clear is that the quickest way to get this done is through the executive branch. We urge President Biden to extend relief to our neighbors who right now face eviction. Our sole focus must be keeping people housed and we must do so with the urgency this moment deserves.”

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Congresswoman Cori Bush represents Missouri’s First Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. She serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. She is also a Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a proud member of the Congressional Black Caucus. She is a registered nurse, single mother, and an ordained pastor. Following the murder of Michael Brown Jr. by a now-terminated Ferguson police officer, she became a civil rights activist and community organizer fighting for justice for Black lives on the streets of Missouri and across the country.