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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC Bronx + Queens, NYC

US Representative,NY-14 (BX & Queens). In a modern, moral, & wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. She/her.

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Amazon was valued at $1 trillion but pays $0 in federal taxes. So imagine my surprise to find out it didn’t need ta… https://t.co/wjYCFkITbv
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez“It wasn’t the first time I had tried to leave [my husband]; the last time... he made it clear to me that if I left… https://t.co/AqO75xPKcQThis is a lie. We asked Mayor Bloomberg to take part in our doc about Stop and Frisk about six years ago. He declin… https://t.co/iuCtVGe5Th
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezIf Republicans were willing to scrutinize billionaires *half* as much as they scrutinize people on food stamps, thi… https://t.co/l6XmL8rWo3- Also, and very importantly, these jobs are for FREE. The public was going to pay $3 billion in public subsidies &… https://t.co/E0BwxPC1NI- “It’s in Manhattan, not Queens”: If you live in NYC, you would know people commute to work. Amazon would not have… https://t.co/k4rcisBmZ6While we’re here, let’s clear up some GOP disinfo: - “It’s 1500 jobs vs 25,000”: The 25,000 jobs figure was a 10-20… https://t.co/wcOfacAmD2 @monetxchange 💞💞💞 @peterjhasson You should know better. That 25k number was an unsubstantiated #, not a year 1 hiring figure. Nor was… https://t.co/u2xwA5bD4Y
12/7
2019
Me waiting on the haters to apologize after we were proven right on Amazon and saved the public billions… https://t.co/QqFQIGjnRCWon’t you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway - *without* requiring the public to finance shady deals, hel… https://t.co/Gvka3BTgBCLearn more about what women in Chile are facing and how they are organizing to build power and fight for dignity: https://t.co/gdfUoTESCo🎶 ¡Y la culpa no era mía/ ni dónde estaba/ ni cómo vestía. El violador eres *tú.* 🎶 - 🎶 And the fault wasn’t mine/… https://t.co/x7crRHbxAL @Heritage In other words: A single mother of a 19 year old gets denied food. A person who needs their car to driv… https://t.co/FANTJrOE2DThe devil (that starves low-income Americans) is in the details. https://t.co/lqxUqKjjCYOr let’s talk about food stamps and cars! This is one of the wildest rules to me. If you have a busted car that’s… https://t.co/WzfklvSuigIf you have severe depression (or any number of mental issues), everyday life is very difficult. But it’s really ha… https://t.co/ir548oGIZCThese exclusionary “rules” sound great to anyone who hasn’t dealt with the actual lived experience. In truth it mea… https://t.co/xZDajTeBBFThe rule ignores the reality of American life. Plenty of parents who support can’t claim “adult” (18+) children as… https://t.co/Mqo24KaDnjA 16-yr-old boy died in Border Patrol custody. He had the flu They didn't take him to the hospital They didn't rel… https://t.co/GH2hsCxBwi
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12/6
2019
My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48. I was a student. If this happened then, we might’ve… https://t.co/1MiEOx5nLWThe average interest rate for a payday loan in Utah? 652%. 70-year-old Vietnam veterans are being jailed for not be… https://t.co/EeHo98Ibd4
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezI was in that CBP facility. There were cameras and monitors everywhere. Are we really supposed to believe that ever… https://t.co/8fYtmTsYnsOf course CBP is saying the tape “doesn’t exist.” Bc then everyone would see the horrifying conditions I was talki… https://t.co/9dco0uUexySiri, show me what classism looks like: https://t.co/vUM7Fe7tJzWe lost Chairman Fred and Mark Clark to government assassination 50 years ago today. The answer to the question pos… https://t.co/5KEkhgOWTq
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12/5
2019
McKinsey consultants advising ICE "proposed cuts in spending on food for migrants, as well as on medical care & sup… https://t.co/wtf3hvvw0A
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12/4
2019
To our friends in the UK: please cherish, protect, & continue investing in your healthcare system! Once Big Pharma… https://t.co/OAK7pL7mqxAt @KamalaHarris's lowest moments in the polls, she has outpolled @MikeBloomberg. That she is now out and he's just… https://t.co/9cYPJp4e1d
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12/3
2019
Exxon knew they were killing the planet in 1977, And they kept going. https://t.co/wmStHWsI2N
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezI'm late to this but, if you haven't seen it, this @AOC interview by @chrislhayes is very good. https://t.co/75nckIJzHr
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezBy day, New York’s 114,085 homeless students live in plain sight: They study on the subway and sprint through playg… https://t.co/Mzf6UnrwRi
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12/2
2019
The Green New Deal is an economic and environmental imperative. Doing nothing is the radical position. https://t.co/5ShUTmrdcL
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11/30
2019
A combined household income of $100k isn’t even “children of millionaires” territory. That’s two parents making $5… https://t.co/PGEb2qjG7Q"Tax me!" Let's listen to these Patriotic Millionaires who want their taxes raised, not cut. https://t.co/ZzMylBuppu
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.@aoc facts. Only 1.4% of the benefits of free college go to the 1%. 98.6% to everyone else including middle class… https://t.co/ur55bMdzS1
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez5. Lastly, and I can’t believe we have to remind people of this, but it’s GOOD to have classrooms (from pre-k throu… https://t.co/bpwlhdhGDw3. When you start carving people out & adding asterisks to who can benefit from goods that should be available to a… https://t.co/TpSnzvIaNo1. Universal public systems are designed to benefit EVERYBODY! Everyone contributes & everyone enjoys. We don’t ban… https://t.co/OjuXw35R2iThis is a GOP talking point used to dismantle public systems, & it’s sad to see a Dem candidate adopt it. Let’s ta… https://t.co/8MH3MuUw3tHoping everyone is enjoying a warm & happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for so much this year: my friends, family,… https://t.co/k02iJkDHe7
11/29
2019
Look out for those in politics who like to label themselves “fiscally responsible,” yet only seem to care about the… https://t.co/N0MBZwY9BnNone of the politicians who brand themselves “fiscally responsible” ever raise concern about rushing to shower ICE… https://t.co/g7mswpn18r
11/28
2019
This is honestly one of the big reasons why the argument about “pay-fors” in healthcare, housing, etc so often are… https://t.co/d4xvi9itlBEarlier this year, Congress rushed to approve BILLIONS more $ for ICE + CBP. I saw members voting YES w/o even a s… https://t.co/89PoXMYtglAbolish ICE. https://t.co/9uMtKmyEI1‘We have to reclaim our public systems.’ — Rep. @AOC explained how her Green New Deal for Public Housing Act will f… https://t.co/Xi3U2xf1Xc
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"People's lives are not commodities." This is what we must drive home. In our current system, our families are trad… https://t.co/b7PuzvsL7W
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezSpeedy robots. Constant surveillance. Ruthless quotas. A new @reveal investigation into why the injury rate for Ama… https://t.co/DiEy2d2fNe
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezNone of this is a critique on lawmakers who dial for dollars - they don’t want to be doing it in the first place.… https://t.co/3wBSbh2k6mOur political system’s reliance on huge sums of money has many negative impacts, but one of the largest is that it… https://t.co/3MPgVqnQAYInstead, your support allows me to spend hours each day studying issues & exposing abuse of power. So while Fox co… https://t.co/bYWJ46DazYThere is, of course, much more time for me to be fully present at my job. In Congress, this is a luxury. Since I… https://t.co/f5pED6UDdLI intentionally built my campaign to rely on small-dollar grassroots support w/o any corporate $, because I felt th… https://t.co/zSEtmK98zeWhile many try to belittle a progressive agenda that centers working people & the public good, in truth it’s more p… https://t.co/eXa0TDS77S
11/27
2019
🔴 We're on perilous ground 🔴 We are on track for a temperature rise of over 3°C. This would bring mass extinctions… https://t.co/RjynmgSkJM
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezPublic goods are the cornerstone of civilized society. The expansion of public goods, whether roads or knowledge, h… https://t.co/dptZkTp6S1
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11/26
2019
Public education, libraries, & infrastructure policies (which we‘ve had before in America and elsewhere in the worl… https://t.co/cZ6gOM43dU
11/25
2019
In short, AOC says not to trust Facebook and consider sitting them out for 2020 as they’re clearly sitting out thei… https://t.co/Ct74gBH0Ur
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezDance Dance Revolution! 🌺🗳 https://t.co/LImdKevrPO @ClintSmithIII Wow, of all the people to get cancelledIn my first 11 months I’ve cosponsored 339 pieces of legislation, authored 15, took on Big Pharma w/ my colleagues… https://t.co/p3f7sYjUEa
11/24
2019
Here's the captain of the Harvard football team saluting the students and alumni who disrupted the year's big game.… https://t.co/rMPvo2RU4j
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezClimate change activists stormed the field at the Yale-Harvard football game on Saturday afternoon, disrupting the… https://t.co/sVFl0apw01
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezSpent today organizing and hosting a teach-in with our public housing residents at Pelham Parkway Houses. As we wr… https://t.co/0r0MolGT17Activism disrupts the present to change the future. 🌎 https://t.co/K4OLyeATMuIn an usual departure from the rest of the primary field, Bloomberg’s running on putting money *into* politics 😉 https://t.co/2XBTWbTOxu
11/23
2019
For context: https://t.co/5j906ScaoJThis ain’t right! This was of the funniest NYC accounts to exist, right up there w/ that time the Bronx Zoo Cobra s… https://t.co/9ioogLY4eh @katehinds Noooo"Democracy, which depends on shared truths, is in retreat, and autocracy, which depends on shared lies, is on the m… https://t.co/c0jLIPzrF3
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezMany have told me they think the pro-justice & worker provisions in the Green New Deal are “unnecessary.” Yet this… https://t.co/w4j5KaplMa @boombabybrown You did! I’m getting lunch ☺️
11/22
2019
If you haven’t been paying attention to every detail of these hearings, just watch Adam Schiff’s closing statements… https://t.co/CjUtJ0XRYN
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezNo one in the wealthiest county in the world should be forced to sleep on the streets. Today I am introducing the… https://t.co/Tsyc522Gpj
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezProtect Roe. Abolish Hyde.That’s right 💪🏽 https://t.co/dt5oaQ9dcZ
11/21
2019
22 trans or gender-nonconforming people have been murdered in 2019; a majority of them black trans women. Today i… https://t.co/KPij1Eu4we
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezYes! It’s called resignation. https://t.co/5OGMDUA2aJ
11/20
2019
“I wasn't sent here to safeguard and protect profit, I was sent here to safeguard and protect people.” —@AOC https://t.co/961tgSLSea
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @chrisjollyhale (It’s actually @RepAOC - the Congressional side!)Environmental injustice is when: https://t.co/ywECWN6Vwd
11/19
2019
Yeah that’s gonna be a no from me dog https://t.co/O6t8h6zkgsThe travel ban. Family separation. Caging children. Asylum limits. Blocking refugees. Ending TPS & DACA. Xenophobic… https://t.co/s7T5BAujDP
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez➡️ https://t.co/G598Dhyyfn https://t.co/VOaqlMMQTTThe Green New Deal is more than a resolution, it's a revolution. https://t.co/cTZNANPtp3
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @salaam You are correct! Luckily, I’ve introduced a bill that does just that ☺️: https://t.co/ArHeSSv7MYMarijuana should be legalized, and drug consumption should be decriminalized. These are matters of public health.
11/18
2019
I want to be the party of the New Deal again. The party of the Civil Rights Act, the one that electrified this nat… https://t.co/s9ksYNLZfC
11/17
2019
“If we have a white nationalist at the helm of US immigration policy, policy will become increasingly more fascisti… https://t.co/VH4b7GBkB2
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezWATCH: @AOC on the cynicism in Trump’s America: “That doesn’t mean that just because some things are broken you th… https://t.co/LAhspPHMiu
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11/16
2019
We’re not done with Stephen Miller. He’s a verified White Supremacist controlling US immigration policy, which has… https://t.co/ODbvuBr4SYBreaking News: The Texas parole board unanimously voted to recommend that the governor delay Rodney Reed’s executio… https://t.co/4xs0HAmONa
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-CortezIt doesn’t stop at music. For people w/ friends or family who worked in retail & suddenly laid off or hours deeply… https://t.co/C4EWnGoODWPrivate equity groups’ predatory practices actively hurt millions of Americans. Their leveraged buyouts have destr… https://t.co/Sf1YcJhE3Rhe*Trump himself is clearly not satisfied with only one article of impeachment. His choice to publicly broadcast his… https://t.co/a39vzxsDgbEasy-to-overlook provision in @AOC and @SenSanders's GND for public housing: It would repeal the Faircloth Amendmen… https://t.co/ZtHSO4DBw9
Retweeted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @rachael_scar @AdyBarkan 💜💜President Trump’s efforts to cover up his betrayal of his oath of office almost make the things Nixon did look small.
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11/15
2019

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