Cori Bush (@CoriBush )

Cori Bush

Bio Congresswoman-elect, MO-01. Nurse, activist, organizer, single mom, & pastor. Leading with radical love, fighting for regular people. #StLouisStrong (she/her)
Location St Louis, MO
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Following 2,1K
Account created 02-01-2016 14:36:12
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Twitter Web App : Violent crime stems from years of disinvestment in communities like mine.

St. Louis City is nearing its record in homicides, but announced plans to shut down 11 public schools.

We can't defund education & expect to fix violent crime. We have to invest in our communities.

Twitter Web App : More than 50% of the $522 billion meant for small business went to big companies. 1% of recipients got more than 25% of the aid. Millions went to companies paying rent to Trump and Kushner.

Corporations don't need bailouts. Regular people do. twitter.com/byHeatherLong/…

Twitter Web App : Grateful for your leadership, Congresswoman. Look forward to building a more just world with you. twitter.com/AyannaPressley…

Twitter Web App : For those of you asking, the sweater is from The Outrage! You can get it here and support a small business: the-outrage.com/collections/sw…

Twitter Web App : I’ve survived domestic abuse, sexual assault, police violence, and attempts on my life. Just like so many people across the country. Now I'm taking our stories to Congress.

We’ve been through too much to let anyone or anything get in our way in the fight to bring us justice.

Twitter Web App : It’s more expensive to be poor than it is to be wealthy in this country. That’s what we’re fighting to change.

Twitter Web App : I went to my first protest in Ferguson thinking that I could help provide medical assistance as a nurse and spiritual healing as a pastor. I never expected to become a movement leader.

The first step in making change is to show up. We all have a role to play.

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Twitter Web App : Cori Bush slams Betsy DeVos for owning a $40 million yacht, calls it a “classist display of excess by someone who has spent her life defunding our schools and exploiting our students for profit.” twitter.com/thehill/status…

Twitter Web App : I’m making good trouble. Catch me on @ColbertLateShow tonight at 10:35 PM CT!

Twitter Web App : With all due respect, Mr. President—let’s talk about losing people. We lost Michael Brown Jr. We lost Breonna Taylor. We’re losing our loved ones to police violence.

It’s not a slogan. It’s a mandate for keeping our people alive. Defund the police. twitter.com/thehill/status…

Twitter Web App : Legalize cannabis. Release those incarcerated for related offenses. Expunge records. Direct funding to the Black and brown communities devastated by the war on drugs.

And while we’re at it, abolish the private prisons profiting off of the targeted devastation of our communities.

Twitter Web App : I've been evicted. I’ve been unhoused.

It’s December 1st. The 40 million people who are at risk of eviction when protections expire next month are human beings whose lives will be at risk if they lose their homes.

Cancel rent & mortgage payments.

Twitter Web App : 65 years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus.

"People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true...No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in."

When we refuse to give in, we win. 65 years later, we fight on.

Twitter Web App : The fact that regular people have to fight so hard for a decent life means that there are corporations and special interests actively fighting against us.

We're fighting for our collective liberation.

Twitter Web App : Black Lives Matter also means: 1) Any vaccine must have efficacy for those w high blood pressure & diabetes 2) Priority distribution to communities hardest hit by COVID-19 3) A strategy to combat Black Americans vaccine fears & skepticism because of the Tuskegee Experiment etc.