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For Immediate Release

July 11, 2020

Madam for America Endorses Cori Bush for the United States House of Representatives - Missouri Congressional District 1

Today, Madam for America, the Midwest’s leading organization for Black women in politics, endorsed Cori Bush for the United States House of Representatives, Missouri Congressional District 1. Dorothy L. McClendon, Esq., president of Madam for America, released the following statement:

“Cori Bush is a mother, registered nurse, pastor, activist, community organizer, and a strong candidate for Congress. She is a St. Louis native, dedicated to serving our communities. She has received countless awards for her leadership, non-violent conflict trainings and community activism. As a passionate leader focused on economic and racial justice, educational equity and healthcare, we believe that Cori Bush will advocate for the needs of working families. Cori Bush has been endorsed by former Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.”

“Cori is positioned to become the first African American woman ever elected to Congress from the State of Missouri. Madam for America is proud to support her campaign to bring stronger leadership, a renewed vision and another voice for working families in Washington, D.C."

Madam for America, is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to recruiting and training leaders, supporting strong campaigns, and mentoring Black women for public office throughout the Midwest. Since our founding on July 25, 2019, Madam for America has helped women win competitive campaigns – in state and local races – and researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. In less than a year in existence, we have helped elect two women to office. In 2020 during COVID-19, we helped one woman make history as the first Black person elected to the Lee’s Summit School Board and we helped one woman to get elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in November 2019, a special election. Since our launch, more women have reached out to Madam for America about running for office laying the groundwork for candidates for local, state and federal offices.