* In 2000, Bobby Rush co-chaired the welcoming committee for the Chicago memorial service which was held in honor of Richard Criley, a longtime activist with the Communist Party USA and a leader of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights.
* In May 2005, the House of Representatives passed a measure to “exten[d] its support and solidarity to the organizers [of] and participants [in]” a movement to promote “freedom and democracy for the people of Cuba” who were living under the repressive regime of Fidel Castro. The legislation passed with 392 supporters and only 22 opponents, one of whom was Bobby Rush. Other opponents of the measure included John Conyers, Sam Farr, Maurice Hinchey, Dennis Kucinich, Barbara Lee, Jim McDermott, Cynthia McKinney, Charles Rangel, José Serrano, Pete Stark, Tom Udall, Nydia Velázquez, Maxine Waters, and Lynn Woolsey. To view a list of all 22 oponents, click here.