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Cori Bush Becomes Missouri’s First Black Congresswoman

Great things happened in the midst of the tomfoolery of the presidential election. One being Cori Bush.

On Tuesday (November 3), Cori has been elected to Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, making her the first Black Congresswoman in the history of Missouri. 

Watch as Cori makes her first remarks as Congresswoman:

Congresswoman Cori Bush also took to Twitter and flexed a taste by posting a fierce photo of herself standing in front of a Shirley Chisholm portrait with the caption, “The First”

She went on to write:

Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress 52 years ago. Today, I became the first Black woman elected to represent Missouri in Congress. It’s 2020. I shouldn’t be the first, but I am honored to carry this responsibility.

I will be the first woman to represent Missouri’s First District in its 173 year history. We’ve seen a 74% increase in women voters here since 2016. Representation matters. A system that works for everyone matters.

I am the first nurse going to Congress from Missouri—in the middle of a pandemic. Nurses all across the country have risked their lives to save others. Working class people need representatives who look like them and who have experienced their struggles. I am that champion.

To all the counted outs, the forgotten abouts, the marginalized, and the pushed asides. This is our moment. We came together to end a 52-year family dynasty. That’s how we build the political revolution.

Mike Brown was murdered 2,278 days ago. We took to the streets for more than 400 days in protest. Today, we take this fight for Black Lives from the streets of Ferguson to the halls of Congress. We will get justice.

This was my fave flex from the Congresswoman:

Congrats, Queen.

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