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Rush Remembers Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins

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Congressman Bobby L. Rush speaks to the life and legacy of former Chicago Congresswoman Cardiss Collins.

Congresswoman Collins reportedly passed away Friday of natural causes. She was one of the longest-serving African-American women in Congress representing Illinois' Seventh Congressional District for over 20 years.

Collins was the first black woman elected to Congress from Illinois and the Midwest, and later served in leadership roles within the Congressional Black Caucus.

"Cardiss was a strong, resilient woman who touched the lives of many. She should always be remembered for her work, determination and strength to help and serve the poor and middle class, African-Americans and women," said Rush. A pioneer of her time, she was an effective policy maker and Representative where she set the benchmark for many Members of Congress to emulate."


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