Candidate Cori Bush Talks About Challenges of Campaigning as a Woman of Color and Survivor | Video

Her 2018 run for a congressional seat was documented in Netflix’s “Knock Down the House”

Cori Bush, a Democratic congressional candidate for Missouri’s first district, was in a negative place in her life — struggling to pay bills with her minimum-wage job, putting in 40-50 hour weeks and still worrying when her next meal would come — when she realized she had to do something for her community.

“All of those things really affected me. But I started to realize this is not just happening to me. So how can I be selfish and work for myself without thinking about others?” Cori Bush said at TheWrap’s Power Women Summit. “It was like, I can’t just work on what’s happening in my house. What about someone else’s?”

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J. Clara Chan

J. Clara Chan

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