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

I believe 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."

Our Issues Deserve a Champion. Vote for Cori Bush on Tuesday, August 7th!

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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Fierce Advocate. True Fighter. Proven Leader.

When Cori Bush says she is the people she represents, it's not a campaign slogan.

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 and organizer.

Cori has felt the burden of being uninsured and the pain of homelessness. She has endured racism and sexism. She is a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence. Cori experienced the challenges of raising children on her own, living paycheck to paycheck, making just above minimum wage, taking on student loans to continue her education.

And Cori Bush stands tall, using her experiences as fuel to fight for the disadvanged, the disenfranchised, and the voiceless.

Cori is a tireless advocate for creating dramatic change. Now is not the time for baby steps. Incremental change is no change at all when her patients can’t afford medication, and families are struggling to put food on the table and find justice in the streets.

A native of St. Louis, Cori Bush 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. Cori Bush will fight for the people of District 1 and the entire state of Missouri.

Create Quality, Affordable 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, such as policies that promote restorative approaches over punitive approaches to school discipline. Cori strongly supports cultural competency and trauma-informed training for school faculty and staff to mitigate suspension and expulsion, that ultimately lead to high drop-out rates in St. Louis. Cori understands the importance of proper nutrition for our children to be equipped to excel in school. Cori knows that it is tough for kids to learn when they are hungry and 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 because she believes that students should be rewarded for their hard work and not burdened with student loan debt. Cori will work hard to make sure that higher education is within reach for all students and will work tirelessly to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.

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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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Support Economic Opportunity for All

Cori is committed to expanding job training programs connecting talent to opportunity. She will fight for workers’ rights to unionize and earn a living wage to ensure that there is economic opportunity for all. Cori will fight poverty, work to put an end to predatory lending, and help to develop a clean energy economy and infrastructure.

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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. Cori will work to provide a true pathway for positive re-entry into society so that offenders can become actively engaged, contributing members of their communities.

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Support Women's Rights

Cori supports a woman's right to choose and will work to ensure the continued access to healthcare for women and girls. Cori will continue to fight against the discrimination of women in the workplace, working to close the gender and racial pay gaps.

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Raise the Minimum Wage

This is about justice and basic human decency. If you work full time, you shouldn’t live in poverty. Cori knows what it feels like to be homeless and she knows what it means to be undervalued and underpaid in the workplace. Cori fought her way out of homelessness and will fight for a minimum living wage of $15 for all workers. Recognizing that a living wage for all can alleviate the stress of wondering how to pay a bill or how to clothe and feed your children, Cori will fight for the people of District 1 and the entire state of Missouri to thrive. Furthermore, we support strong unions and collective bargaining. We understand that strong unions support the varied interests of workers, from ensuring fair wages to protecting workers by fighting for safe working conditions.

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