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Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush on running for Congress: 'We have to have progressive change'

Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush in an interview with Hill.TV's "Rising" on Monday called on Black Americans to bring progressive change to the Black political establishment in the U.S.  

Speaking with co-hosts Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball, Bush, who is running in next month's Democratic primary against Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. (D-Mo.), said that the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has come to represent another wing of the Democratic Party's old guard.

"St. Louis has been in this position for too long, 20 years under the same leadership that says, 'get along to get by,'" Bush told Hill.TV. "Versus helping the people of St. Louis. We...we have to have progressive change it St. Louis; it's just been on a decline."

"Things are starting to pick up, and people are starting to see that candidates like me who just want to love our community and bring change home to our community...it's time for that," she said.

Bush previously challenged Clay in 2018 when the political newcomer won 36 percent of the vote to the incumbent's 56 percent.

Watch her full interview above: