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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Rep. Cori Bush Wins Push for Eviction Moratorium Extension

St. Louis’ freshman Congresswoman delivers results for working families
WASHINGTON -

In response to news that the White House announced extending the eviction moratorium, after pressure from Representative Cori Bush’s 5-day sit-in in which she slept outside the Capitol alongside many members of the Squad, Justice Democrats executive director Alexandra Rojas released the following statement:

“Cori Bush demonstrated exactly the kind of leadership on behalf of working people that we need to see more of in the Democratic Party.

We saw what it’s like when one of the lowest income Americans ever elected to national office challenged a Congress that is half made up of millionaires.

With a little conflict and disruption of business as usual, she created a way out of ‘no-way.’ This isn’t the end of the battle for housing rights, but a new beginning. People deserve so much more than just basic protections from evictions during a pandemic.”

Cori Bush, a former nurse and community organizer heavily involved in the Black Lives Matter movement in St. Louis and Ferguson, won a primary challenge against longtime incumbent Representative Lacy Clay in 2020. She was recruited and backed by Justice Democrats.

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Justice Democrats is recruiting and supporting progressive Democrats all over the country, starting with Congress. We’re working to transform the Democratic Party while building independent power. We do this by running primary challengers against out-of-touch Democratic incumbents and organizing to hold the party accountable to our issues.

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