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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Congress

Progressive policies are popular.

The corporate media and naysayers might try to convince us that we should compromise our values, but the facts just don’t lie.

In Iowa, 92% of caucus-goers said that they support the Green New Deal — our plan to transform our energy infrastructure, reach net-zero emissions, and create millions of union-wage jobs for communities that have been left behind.

But as we speak, many in the Democratic Party still refuse to believe it’s possible to rise to the occasion of the climate crisis. Will you sign your name to become a citizen co-sponsor of the Green New Deal?

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The Green New Deal was introduced just over one year ago. In that time, with the help of organizations like the Sunrise Movement, we’ve built an incredible consensus in the Democratic Party.

But the Green New Deal isn’t just popular with Democrats. Huge margins of independents and even Republicans support it, because Americans from all walks of life understand the necessity of saving our planet.

We can’t let fear goad us into inaction. Sign your name to become a citizen co-sponsor of the Green New Deal and demand that our leaders rise to meet this crisis.

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Passing a Green New Deal is not just a plan to save our planet — but a chance for us to come together, to improve the lives of millions, and to ensure a better quality of life for our children. Let’s get to work.

In solidarity,

Team AOC

Help re-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Congress

Robert,

We’re excited to announce that AOC is officially running for reelection.

This weekend, supporters from across New York will join Team AOC as we open up our campaign offices in Queens and the Bronx.

We’re not taking anything for granted. AOC’s facing a record 13 opponents and we’re going to need a powerful organizing program to make sure she stays in Congress to fight for us.

Will you endorse AOC’s reelection right now? Your support will show corporate Democrats and Republicans alike that AOC is here to stay »

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Thanks for your support. Let’s do this!

– Team AOC

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We wanted to send you a message about the most important resource for our campaign: people.

AOC doesn’t come from a powerful or wealthy family. When she began this fight, she didn’t have a bunch of rich friends, corporate PACs, or establishment insiders to build the foundation for a winning campaign.

All she had was people like you. Volunteers from all walks of life, and people who were tired of a system that clearly wasn’t designed to work for them. We were united by a common goal — building a democracy that centered social, racial, economic, and environmental justice for all.

That coalition of scrappy volunteers, starry eyed idealists, working-parents donating a few hours where they could, college students burdened with crippling debt, and activists of all creeds shocked the nation on June 26th, 2018.

But our work is not over. Powerful forces are aligning to stop AOC’s reelection. Add your name to join Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and show your support for her reelection campaign.

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AOC has been under constant attack. Republicans on the House floor attacked the Squad for impeaching Donald Trump. Fox News spent thousands of hours spreading lies about her, and gave her opponents national airtime. The President of the United States used his platform to try and tear us down.

But none of them could stop our momentum. Despite it all, our movement ushered a Green New Deal into the national conversation. We introduced legislation on the Just Society to bring economic justice to all.

We advanced the cause of progressive change in the face of historic opposition, and in 2020, we’re going even bolder than ever.

Will you sign your name to personally endorse AOC’s reelection?

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The forces aligned against us will have all the dark money, corporate PACs, and Fox News pundits on their side. But we have people power.

We’ll take those odds any day.

Pa’lante,
Team AOC

“You Won’t Take Down Lies or You Will?”: AOC Grills Facebook’s Zuckerberg on Lies in Political Ads

OCTOBER 25, 2019

This week, as Facebook said it will not fact check political ads or hold politicians to its usual content standards, the social media giant’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled for more than five hours by lawmakers on Capitol Hill on the company’s policy of allowing politicians to lie in political advertisements, as well as its role in facilitating election interference and housing discrimination. We play highlights from New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ohio Congressmember Joyce Beatty, who asked Zuckerberg about Facebook’s record on civil rights, which she called “appalling and disgusting.” Beatty said the company “should have known better” and might have if “you had real diversity and inclusion on your team.”

Trump renews attacks on Omar, praises ‘send her back’ crowd

After attempting to distance himself, Trump calls crowd that chanted ‘send her back’ at a campaign rally ‘incredible’.Trump answers a question from the news media about Ilhan Omar [Leah Millis/Reuters]

Trump answers a question from the news media about Ilhan Omar

A day after Donald Trump tried to distance himself from racist chants heard at one of his campaign rallies, the US president praised the crowd as one full of “incredible patriots”.

The president on Friday again ramped up his attacks against US Representative Ilhan Omar, saying he was “unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman can hate our country”.

He also said the people at the North Carolina rally, many of whom chanted “Send her back” while Trump paused, are “incredible people” and “incredible patriots”.

On Thursday, however, Trump attempted to distance himself from the same crowd, saying he wasn’t “happy with” the chant and he disagreed with it. He falsely said he tried to stop the crowd.

His comments came just days after he attacked Omar and three other minority congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – in a series of racist tweets in which he told the four women to go back to where they came from. All four are United States citizens and all but Omar were born in the US. Omar came to the country as a Somali refugee when she was 12 years old.

On Thursday, Omar called Trump “fascist” and said she was “not deterred” and “not frightened”.

“We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us. We are not deterred. We are not frightened,” she told a crowd of supporters who greeted her as she arrived in her home state of Minnesota.

After the tweets, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives condemned Trump’s “racist comments that have legitimised and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of colour”.

‘Not deterred’: A defiant Ilhan Omar vows to fight Trump

Trump maintains his comments were “not racist”. He said that those who are not happy in the US can leave, despite Trump himself having repeatedly spoken out against past US policies and administrations.

Many have come to Omar’s defence under #IStandWithIlhan.

‘Millions of American in danger’

Responding to Trump’s racist tweets earlier this week, Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley said they “will not be silenced“. They also said that as “the squad” they would continue to put the focus back on the issues they feel need attention, including immigration, healthcare and education.

“This is simply a disruption, a distraction from the callous, chaotic and corrupt culture of this administration,” Pressley said on Tuesday. “We want to get to the business of the American people and why were sent here: reducing the costs of prescription drugs, addressing the public health crisis and epidemic that is gun violence, addressing the racial wealth gap and yes, making sure that families stay together.

U.S. Reps Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) hold a news conference after Democrats in the U.S. Congress moved to formally condemn Pres
US Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib hold a news conference after Democrats in the US Congress moved to formally condemn President Donald Trump’s racist attacks [Erin Scott/Reuters]

Ocasio-Cortez warned on Thursday that Trump’s attacks “put millions of Americans in danger”.

“This is not just about threats to individual members of Congress, but it is about creating a volatile environment in this country through violent rhetoric that puts anyone, like Ilhan, anyone who believes in the rights of all people in danger and I think that he has a responsibility for that environment,” she said.

After Trump tweeted an edited video to suggest Omar was dismissive of the September 11, 2001, attacks earlier this year, the congresswoman reported an increase in death threats.

In April, a US man was arrested on suspicion of leaving racist, homophobic and Islamophobic messages filled with death threats on the voicemails of several Democratic members of Congress, including Tlaib.

 

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA NEWS

Donald Trump will hate this (Free “Squad Goals ” sticker!)

Donald Trump managed to reach a new low on Sunday, when he sent a series of racist tweets aimed at Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, telling the four congresswomen to “go back [to the countries] from which they came.”1

Attacking these elected officials because of the color of their skin is disgusting. It is unacceptable. And it is a clear attempt by Trump to silence a group of women who are boldly and unapologetically fighting for the rest of us.

But as Rep. Pressley said yesterday, “We are more than four people … Our squad is big. Our squad includes any person committed to creating a more equitable and just world.”2

MoveOn is proud to join the squad, which is why we’ve printed a big batch of these “Squad Goals” stickers designed by @SoGayJen and are giving them away for free while supplies last.

Just click here or on the image below to get your sticker now.

These latest attacks were not only a look inside the grotesque racist echo chamber in Trump’s mind, but also a clear attempt to distract us from the ongoing humanitarian disaster on the border. It won’t work.

MoveOn members, our allies, Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, Tlaib, and more will continue to work to close the concentration camps at the border, defund the out-of-control agencies committing these atrocities, and defeat Trump and his allies in 2020.

Show your support for the bold leadership of these members of Congress by ordering your “Squad Goals” sticker now.

Thanks for all you do.

–Kelly, Justin, Schuyler, Ann, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. “Trump’s racist Twitter tirade about ‘the Squad,’ explained,” Vox, July 15, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/68106?t=17&akid=239239%2E41035463%2EJkPQKP

2. Tweet by Justice Democrats, July 15, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/68107?t=19&akid=239239%2E41035463%2EJkPQKP

“A Message from the Future with AOC”: New Film Imagines World Transformed by the Green New Deal

APRIL 18, 2019

As the push for the Green New Deal builds momentum in the United States, The Intercept has released a short illustrated video imagining a future shaped by the progressive environmental movement. It’s titled “A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” The New York congressmember narrates the film to envision an America that has been transformed by the Green New Deal policies, including a just transition of jobs, Medicare for all, and a total overhaul of the country’s energy system. The result is a vision of radical hope and transformation. The film features stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Molly Crabapple. It is presented by The Intercept and Naomi Klein, co-written by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Avi Lewis, and co-directed by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt.