Mr. Speaker, St. Louis and I rise today to wish a happy 25th birthday to Michael Brown Jr. The last birthday that Michael Brown celebrated was his 18th. A celebration that was supposed to mark the beginning of his journey into adulthood – filled with years of joy and making music, caring for animals and spending times with those he loved. But just 91 one days after his 18th birthday Michael was shot by a police officer in our district. When I say that St. Louis and I rise today, we have never taken a seat, we have never rest, we have never stopped striving for a justice world – a world where Michael would have been celebrating his birthday on today. To Michael Brown Jr., we love you, we miss you, we will never forget you, and in your honor we bring our struggle for justice from the front lines of Ferguson, and why I’m standing here, to the halls of Congress. Stand up, don’t stand down. We do this, and Mike Brown, happy birthday.
Bush, C. [FOX 2 St. Louis]. (2021, May 20) Cori Bush honors Michael Brown Jr.'s 25th birthday [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_56fSS3AB_Q]. Retrieved on February 9, 2022 from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClMs26ViHFMy7MS897Alcxw.