Truth Telling Collective member Cori Bush is featured in the Netflix documentary film “Knock Down the House,” which has recently been shortlisted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition to Cori Bush, the film also features Amy Vilela, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Paula Jean Swearengin as they campaign for a seat in the U.S. Congress. The documentary follows the four women as they each face an uphill battle to challenge powerful democratic incumbents.
Cori Bush and her co-stars were honored with the 2019 Critics Choice Documentary Award as Most Compelling Living Subjects of A Documentary.
This honor speaks to the growing interest in the role and importance of ordinary women in public office, particularly women who can speak to the needs of most Americans.
In addition to her political life, Cori Bush is also a nurse, pastor, and divorced mother of three. These roles converged as she co-founded, and continues to co-direct, the Truth Telling Project of Ferguson, which began in the early days of the Ferguson Protest Movement following the brutal murder of Mike Brown Jr. by a Ferguson police officer.
Cori Bush has been travelling the country speaking about the importance of supporting Black women and girls, health care and community mental health, policing and alternatives, as well as women’s ability to run for office.
Cori most recently spoke at Westchester University in Philadelphia about the need for women to run for elected office and the issues they face when they decide to run.