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Progressive lawmaker Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri has landed a book deal.
The member of the Democratic Party’s “Squad” book is called “The Cori Chronicles.”
According to The St. Louis Dispatch, Bush will receive an advance of up to $100,000 from Knopf Doubleday Publishing.
Ethics officials have already reviewed the deal.
Bush beat out ten-term Representative William Lacy Clay Jr. in the Democratic primary. She became the first Black woman to represent Missouri. The nurse and minister who rose to prominence during the Ferguson protest after police fatally shot Michael Brown.
The Ferguson activist was very clear about her mission in office.
“I am coming from a place of understanding what it is like to be a regular person in our community. I am a registered nurse. Before I was a registered nurse I was a working in childcare making in minimum wage, trying to raise two children. I have lived unhoused, lived pay check to paycheck, with no health insurance. I live in a place where I hear gunshots throughout the night and the day…. being in this position what it means to me finally a regular person in our community have voice, not that I know it all but I will be listening to it all,” said Congresswoman Bush per Dispatch.com.
Weeks back, she made headlines when she decided to camp out on the steps of the US Capitol for four days to protest against the end of the eviction moratorium.
“It was taxing on my body and my mind,” she said to The Guardian. “I was physically just exhausted.”
Her efforts were not in vain. President Joe Biden soon announced that the moratorium would be extended until Oct. 3.