Bobby Rush honored by RainbowPUSH

November 28, 2009 4:44:45 PM PST
The RainbowPUSH Coalition honored U.S. Representative Bobby Rush Saturday for his 40 years of public service.The South Side Democrat, a cancer survivor, joked that he's glad to be seen, and not viewed.

Rush, a former Chicago alderman, was elected to Congress in 1992, and is chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.

His U.S House colleague, Danny Davis, gave Rush a resolution of tribute from the Congressional Black Caucus.

Rush, who's a church pastor, offered a prayerful thank you.

"I am humbled. The Bible tells us to love mercy, do justice, and walk humbly with your God. And God has made this day. This is a day that the Lord has made," Rush said.

RainbowPUSH's Reverend Jesse Jackson called Rush one of the nation's authentic voices for social justice.


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