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National Black Faith and Social Justice Activist Partner with Cori Bush and COGIC to Empower St. Louis to Action This Election Season

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Hannah Naomi Jones

Jun 24, 2024


National Black Faith and Social Justice Activist Partner with Cori Bush and COGIC to Empower St. Louis to Action This Election Season 

St. Louis, MO – June 24, 2024 – The Black Church PAC is proud to announce a pivotal event, “What’s at Stake in this Election?” featuring Congresswoman Cori Bush. This insightful luncheon will take place on June 25, 2024, from 12 PM to 2 PM at a prominent venue in St. Louis, MO, and promises to be a significant gathering for the community.

An Inspirational Leader for Change

Congresswoman Cori Bush has risen from humble beginnings to become a powerful voice for justice, equality, and the empowerment of marginalized communities. As a registered nurse, community activist, organizer, single mother, and ordained pastor, she has dedicated her life to fighting for systemic change. Her personal journey, including raising her son in the face of adversity, has fueled her passion for advocating on behalf of those who need it most. Her unwavering commitment to the people of St. Louis and the nation serves as an inspiration to all who strive for a more equitable society.

Rev. Traci D. Blackmon, a significant leader in the faith and social justice community, stated,

“Cori Bush represents the heart and soul of our community. Her journey from the streets of St. Louis to the halls of Congress exemplifies the power of an organized community to elect people who speak for them.  voice is a voice we can trust.”

Rev. Blackmon, known for her leadership during the Ferguson unrest, is a former denominational leader who has launched her own consultancy, HopeBuilds, LLC. , She remains a pivotal figure in advocating for justice and equality.

COGIC’s Legacy and Continuing Impact

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) has a rich history of advocating for civil rights and social justice. Founded in 1897, it has grown to become one of the largest African-American Pentecostal denominations globally, with over 6.5 million members. COGIC's influence extends beyond spiritual guidance; it plays a crucial role in empowering Black communities through education, advocacy, and social services. The church has been at the forefront of movements for economic justice, maternal health, ending gun violence, mass incarceration, and providing basic needs such as food and clean energy.

“The Black Church PAC is committed to mobilizing our communities and ensuring that our political power is felt. This event is a crucial part of that mission. Cori Bush’s life and career are testaments to the power of resilience and advocacy. Her work in Congress is a beacon of hope for those who have been marginalized and disenfranchised. We are proud to stand with her and amplify her voice in the fight for justice.”

- Pastor Michael McBride, National Director of Black Church PAC and Action Fund

Empowering St. Louis Black Faith Community to Take Action

The Black Church PAC is coming to St. Louis to empower and support the faith community during this crucial election season. Working with some local grassroots activist on the ground, we aim to  mobilize, educate, and inspire action among faith leaders and community members. Our presence in St. Louis in St. Louis this week  is part of a broader effort to ensure that the voices of the faith community are heard and that their concerns are addressed in the political arena.

Call to Action

We invite everyone to join us in supporting these important causes. Donate your time, talents, and treasures to empower our communities through advocacy efforts. Learn more about Congresswoman Cori Bush and the Black Church PAC by visiting our website and attending these impactful events.

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Media Contact:

Hannah Naomi Jones

National Director of Policy and Storytelling


About Black Church PAC

The Black Church PAC, established in 2018, is a national faith-based political action committee dedicated to supporting and electing legislators who are committed to justice and equality for Black communities. We advocate for gun violence prevention, community violence intervention (CVI), criminal justice reform, reimagining public safety, empowering voting and civic engagement, fostering peacemaking and foreign policy, and promoting reparative, restorative justice, holistic healing, and wellness. Comprising prominent faith and community leaders from across the nation, the Black Church PAC ensures that legislators committed to these causes are supported and amplified. The Black Church PAC is part of a collective of coalitions led by Pastor Mike McBride.

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