Inspiring people: Cori Bush

Cori Bush is an American politician, Democrat, RN, pastor, and activist, elected to the House for the Missouri 1st District. Cori is the first African-American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives for Missouri.

With a professional nursing degree, she worked at Ferguson as a triage nurse. Her interest in politics began after protests in Ferguson in 2014 over the murder of Michael Brown. According to her testimony, she was beaten by a police officer, but was not arrested. She is an activist with the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change.1 She is part of the Democratic Socialists of America trend of the Democratic Party.2

In 2020, after triumphing on August 4 in the primary elections of her party, she was a candidate for the Chamber, triumphing on November 3, with 78.9% of the votes in her district.

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