Cori Bush

Born:July 21, 1976 (age 44)
Education:R.N, Lutheran School of Nursing

Cori Bush is U.S. representative-elect for Missouri's 1st Congressional District. She will be the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri.

Bush was born on July 21, 1976, in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a diploma in nursing from the Lutheran School of Nursing. She is an ordained pastor and a registered nurse, a co-director of The Truth Telling Project, and an organizer of the St. Louis protest group Expect Us. She has spoken internationally on nonviolent conflict as a Nonviolence 365 ambassador with the King Center.


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