It’s questionable how far “the master’s tools” can be useful in supporting democracy and protecting Americans from “the coming tyranny.” Still, representatives like former nurse and pastor Cori Bush, offer a vision of hope and are surely a part of the answer we need to #FightFascismNow.
Congresswoman Bush, who turned down corporate money to become a genuine representative of the people, is interviewed here by Chris Hayes. Hayes takes his time and goes deep to provide an illuminating portrait on the background, skills, talents and motivators of the popular Missourian. They cover a lot of ground everyday people will recognize, including issues like sexual assault, intimate partner violence, gun violence, police violence and abuse, sex trafficking and homelessness.
Be inspired! — LMO
“From her experience as a single mom trying to figure out how to pay her bills, to her time as a nurse working tirelessly for her patients, to her dedication as an activist marching for accountability in the streets of Ferguson, Congresswoman Bush can tell you exactly why her district voted for her in 2020. She knows she didn’t take the road well-travelled on her path to Congress, and her defeat of 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay was one of the biggest upsets of the election, but it’s her relatability that sets her apart. It also helps that she’s a natural born storyteller – and if you don’t believe us, then you need only listen to this episode.” — Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes