She got into politics after the Ferguson protests. She just became the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress

ST. LOUIS, MO – NOVEMBER 03: Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush dances with supporters during her election-night watch party on November 3, 2020 at campaign headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. With tonight’s victory, the Democrat Bush becomes the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress from the state of Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

(CNN)Cori Bush, a progressive community leader and veteran Black Lives Matter activist, won a House seat in Missouri, becoming the state’s first Black woman to represent the state in Congress, according to CNN projections.Bush defeated newcomer Republican Anthony Rogers by a 79% to 19% margin in the race to represent Missouri’s 1st congressional district, which covers St. Louis and parts of St. Louis County.

She was expected to win the general election after her upset in the Democratic primary over incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay — a Black lawmaker who, along with his father former Rep. William Clay Sr., had represented the district for 50 years.

“This is definitely a night to remember,” Bush said in a speech on Tuesday.Bush, a nurse and a pastor, became an organizer and protest leader after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014. She ran on a progressive platform, championing policies including Medicare-For-All and the Green New Deal.

Read further

Additional reading

TMT collection to refute racism and Obama’s candid reflections on race

Justin Trudeau’s Address in the House of Commons on anti-Black racism in Canada

To Refute the Hate-mongering of White Supremacists I visited Martin Luther King’s Memorial

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.