Cori Bush
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Fighting For Jobs, Justice, and Medicare For All

Cori believes St. Louis deserves an inclusive economy, one that opens up opportunity not just for some, but for all. St. Louis deserves institutions of justice that protect and serve the whole community, and every St. Louisan deserves access to affordable, high-quality healthcare.

"Together, we have the power to win a seat at the table for the Missouri First."

Cori’s top issues are St. Louis' issues. The only way to fix them is to send leaders like her to Congress.

When Cori Bush says she is the people she represents, it's not a campaign slogan. With your help, in 2018 she will walk into the halls of the United States Congress carrying with her the months she spent homeless, the children she raised on her own making just above minimum wage, her patients who can't afford medication, the burden of student loan debt, and the assault she suffered protesting injustice.

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Cori wants to replace the legacy of injustice in St. Louis with real leadership, and she’s the perfect candidate to do it.

Cori Bush is a former early childhood educator, a community-based mental health registered nurse, and an ordained pastor. She is a single mother and a community activist/organizer. She's a fighter. 

Cori knows what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck and to wonder where her and her children's next meal would come from. She has felt the burden of being uninsured, and the pain of homelessness.  She has endured racism and sexism, and is a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence. But Cori stands tall using her experiences as fuel to fight for the disadvantaged, the disenfranchised, and the voiceless. 

She's a tireless advocate for creating dramatic change in this community. Now is not the time for baby steps - incremental change is no change at all when families are struggling to put food on the table or find justice in the streets. A native of St. Louis, Cori is running to bring transformative change to Missouri's 1st Congressional District. Stand with Cori, because she stands with you.

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It's time for all of St. Louis to flourish

End Corruption

Super PACs should be banned, private donations to politicians and campaigns should be banned, and a clean public financing system should be implemented to end the takeover of our government by corporations and billionaires. Americans deserve free and fair elections — free from the corruption of big money donors. The Supreme Court has effectively legalized bribery.

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Create Medicare For All

Cori has devoted her life to helping people meet their healthcare needs. From working as a registered nurse to serving as an advocate for mental health and childcare, she has consistently made the health and wellbeing of others a top priority. As an elected representative, she would support medicare for all, ensuring that families no longer need to break their backs and deplete their savings simply to meet their health care needs. And she would bring the mental health care debate out of the shadows, so that the problem can be dealt with rather than ignored. The United States should catch up to every other modern nation and implement a single-payer, medicare-for-all system. There’s no reason we can’t be #1 in the world instead of #37. It’s time to end the destruction of American healthcare by rapacious, price gouging, for-profit, private health insurance middlemen.

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Create A Just Justice System

Cori cannot and will not sit quiet while injustice remains unchecked. She marched in the streets of Ferguson to protest the killing of Michael Brown, suffering police brutality herself in the process. Just as protesters were unfairly treated as enemy combatants by a police force equipped with military grade weaponry, too often our communities are decimated by a school to prison pipeline that unjustly prioritizes imprisonment, rather than reform. Cori will fight to end mass incarceration, subsidies for private prisons, and the cash bail system. She will push for environmental justice and the decriminalization of substance use. She will also, fight to demilitarize the police force and provide more resources for education and recidivism programs. The goal of the criminal justice system should be to impose fair punishment, where appropriate, and provide a pathway for positive re-entry into society so that one-time offenders can become actively engaged, contributing members of their communities.

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Create free public higher education

St. Louis students deserve a quality education regardless of their zip code. Cori will work to increase support services for our youth to help them succeed. For instance, it’s tough for kids to learn when they are hungry. Cori will make sure kids are properly fed with healthy school and summer breakfast and lunch programs. In addition, Cori supports free college tuition for community colleges and state universities.

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Raise the Minimum Wage

This is about justice and basic human decency. If you work hard and you work full time you shouldn’t live in poverty. Furthermore, we support strong unions and collective bargaining.

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