Cori Bush

Born:July 21, 1976 (age 47)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2021-present
Education:R.N, Lutheran School of Nursing

Cori Bush assumed office as the U.S. representative for Missouri's 1st Congressional District on Jan. 3, 2021. She is the first African American woman to serve in the U.S. House 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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