2022-10-19 12:44:25

Rep. Cori Bush on Her Memoir "The Forerunner" and How She Went from Activist to Serving in Congress

As President Biden vows to codify abortion rights if Democrats can control Congress after the midterms, we speak with Democratic Congressmember Cori Bush, who faces reelection this November as a first-term Democrat in Missouri, where abortion was banned after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. She just wrapped up a "Roe the Vote: Reproductive Freedom Tour." She discusses her experiences with abortion and much more in her new memoir, "The Forerunner: A Story of Pain and Perseverance in America," which traces her journey as a registered nurse who took part in Black Lives Matter protests in Ferguson to running for the House of Representatives. "It was not easy" becoming a Black woman politician in a state and country where "true equity or equality" has not yet been achieved, says Bush.

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Black Lives Matter Congressmember Cori Bush Roe the Vote: Reproductive Freedom Tour. Roe V. Wade The Forerunner: A Story of Pain and Perseverance in America

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