Cori Bush says Black Lives Matter movement cannot become a fad

Cori Bush says Black Lives Matter movement cannot become a fad
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Rep.-elect Cori BushCori BushHouse progressives urge Garland to intervene in ex-environmental lawyer Steven Donziger's case The real 'threat to democracy'? Pols who polarize us with their opinions For Democrats it should be about votes, not megaphones MORE (D-Mo.) called for Black Lives Matter to not become "a fad" after a year in which support for the movement swelled in response to the police-caused deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

"Now we've got corporations saying 'Black Lives Matter,'" Bush said in a recent interview with ABC News that she shared on Twitter on Wednesday. "We've got big signs and it's not only the hashtag. It's commercial. It's on clothing."

"It's all over the place that Black lives matter. It's a fad. But we need to do is not allow it to be a fad," Bush continued.

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Bush referenced the popularity of the phrase that was adopted by corporations and on signs and commercialized.

"We need it to be a fact, because when it is a fact we get to live," she said.

Bush also urged Congress "to legislate in defense of Black lives."

Earlier this month, Bush penned an op-ed urging President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenPfizer CEO says vaccine data for those under 5 could be available by end of year Omicron coronavirus variant found in at least 10 states Photos of the Week: Schumer, ASU protest and sea turtles MORE to help end federal executions in the U.S. by granting clemency to all death row inmates.

“It doesn’t have to be this way. Under the Constitution, Presidents have the extraordinary power to shorten sentences and erase convictions altogether," she wrote.