"We need a transformation to our energy system that not only reflects our climate reality," said Congressman Jamaal Bowman in the press release on Thursday. "We need an energy system that is of, by, and for the people—not corporations seeking the largest possible profit.
At least half of the funding to each institution is earmarked to be distributed directly to needy students in the form of emergency cash assistance grants. These grants can be used for such essentials as food and rent for students.
"Happy Birthing Person's Day to all the strong, independent birthing people out there!" one user tweeted.
"Every day, Black birthing people and our babies die because our doctors don't believe our pain. My children almost became a statistic. I almost became a statistic," read her initial tweet.
Earlier this week, Bush supported a "historic" vote to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has requested the Biden administration cease federal contracts with ICE.
Taylor's death, along with George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery's, sparked national protests and calls for police reform.
"Corporations shouldn't be allowed to profit off our suffering," the congresswoman wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.
During the Trump years, left of center America slowly shed its old politics of social liberation—the one born in UC Berkeley's Free Speech Movement, sexual liberation, and the civil rights revolution—and have replaced it with something else: a politics of social control.
Democratic Rep. Cori Bush also spoke about facing "white supremacy" in Congress and explained how she planned to counter it.
Missouri Democratic Representative Cori Bush said Friday she could not "continue to look over my shoulder wondering if a white supremacist in Congress" was planning action against her or her team.
"She targeted me & others on social media," Bush tweeted Friday about Greene. "I'm moving my office away from hers for my team's safety."
The Squad of left-leaning Democratic lawmakers is calling for "real substantial change" under the new administration.
"Let's be clear, this was a racist attempt to overturn an election... This was more about trying to disenfranchise the voices of black, brown, and indigenous people, trying to invalidate our votes, because we turned out in large numbers for this election," said Bush.
The congresswoman blamed the senator who represents her state Missouri for the violence in the Capitol on Wednesday.
Meet the four AOC-backed progressive lawmakers who were sworn into Congress this Sunday.
"I am proud to have been named to a committee with the power to bring about justice for all," U.S. Representative-elect Cori Bush (D-Mo.) said after being nominated to serve on the House Judiciary Committee on Friday.
"We lose people in the hands of police," Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted. "It's not a slogan but a policy demand."
The congresswoman-elect sparked a vital conversation about the obstacles for working-class people, and especially women, in politics. Let's have their backs.
When Missouri Representative-elect Cori Bush publicly discussed the expensiveness of buying business clothes for Congress, she got some advice from other Democratic women.
Missouri voters ousted a Democratic dynasty and embraced someone who could become one of the most liberal members of Congress. The state also has signed off on a key element of Obamacare.
Cori Bush's victory comes after an unsuccessful bid in 2018, when she ran as a 'Justice Democrat' recruited alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.