Responding to Democrat Jon Ossoff’s defeat Tuesday night in Georgia’s 6th district election, Cori Bush, candidate for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, will lead part of Brand New Congress’ 20,000-person national door-knocking and phone canvassing campaign on June 24. Its aim is to boost hundreds of grassroots progressive candidates into Congress in 2018.   

“The defeat in Georgia this week showed that the establishment Democrat playbook of big money donations is not going to get us back into office. We need strong policies, platforms, and people,” said Bush.

“In Missouri, we need politicians that represent the people, not profit. I’m championing Medicare for All, new schools, and opportunity for all,” said Bush. “That’s why today tens of thousands of people are getting out on the doorstep.”

Brand New Congress is building momentum for its populist, non-partisan platform following the recent launch of 14 candidates for national office.The organization, founded last year by former staffers of the Bernie Sanders campaign, is committed to repairing the nation’s infrastructure, a 100% clean energy economy, Medicare for All and debt-free college. Bush and her fellow Brand New Congress candidates all reject corporate donations, opting only for individual small donations.