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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC

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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.

Bronx + Queens, NYC
Joined April 2010
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@AOC
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
10 months ago
Last January I was sworn in for my first term in Congress. So, what have we accomplished since then? Let’s take 2(ish) minutes to review.
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@ChrisMurphyCT
Chris Murphy
17 hours ago
Don’t let the headlines or the day to day up and down drama of legislating impact your advocacy. When it comes to enacting climate legislation, failure is not an option. Keep fighting.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
16 hours ago
This issue is bigger than ideology. It is a moral imperative for humanity and our planet’s future to reduce and eventually eliminate emissions. There are many ways to do it, but we can’t afford to give up. Biden admin is already backing too many pipelines - we need clean energy.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
16 hours ago
The math we need to do is not just dollars and cents, but emissions reductions + projections. Any negotiations on climate need to ensure that we will come out climate positive. And that emissions math cannot be informed by fossil fuel lobbyists, who don’t even count methane.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
17 hours ago
We cannot advance legislation that makes the climate crisis worse. The Exxon-designed “bipartisan” infrastructure plan worsens emissions, but pairing it w/clean energy in Build Back Better neutralizes BIF’s harm and lets us tackle the climate crisis. We cannot afford to gut it.
@nytimes
The New York Times
19 hours ago
Breaking News: The heart of President Biden's climate agenda — a push to replace coal- and gas-fired power plants — is said to likely be cut from the budget bill because Senator Joe Manchin opposes it.
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@RepAOC
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
a day ago
It’s not too late to register for our joint town hall TONIGHT with @RepHuffman! Join us at 5:30 pm ET for a discussion on the Build Back Better Act. Spanish, Nepali, Bengali, Mandarin, and ASL translation will be available.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
22 hours ago
I still can’t believe I got to do this 🥺 convo will be out 10/31 on @PBS / @theLFshow
@freedlander
David Freedlander
22 hours ago
Coming soon: AOC in conversation with Noam Chomsky
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@ninaturner
Nina Turner
a day ago
Good morning. There’s power in withholding your labor. It’s your right.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
a day ago
And by the way, free time is VALUABLE. People pay for time routinely, whether it’s in delivery, services, etc. It’s not lazy to stay home w family- it can lower costs. 700k+ people in the US have died of COVID so far. Do people think that has no impact on labor supply/ capacity?
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
a day ago
Quitting being UI ineligible aside, the idea that laziness is why ppl stay home contradicts the “free market ideals” these folks pretend to champion. Markets apply to labor, too. If supply is low & demand high, price goes up. People seem to accept that for everything but wages.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
a day ago
Y’all already did over a month ago despite everyone having data that ending UI doesn’t push people back to work. Conservatives love to act like they’re “fiscally savvy” yet remain puzzled as to why people can’t work a job whose pay won’t even cover the childcare costs to work 🤡
@timburchett
Tim Burchett
2 days ago
4.3 million workers quit their jobs. We need to quit paying folks not to work.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
a day ago
There’s a reason white supremacy attacks history. Opposition to teaching bigotry’s history and where it leads- from the slave trade to the Holocaust - is about erasing society’s tools to recognize prejudice & prevent atrocity. Holocaust denial has no place in our society. None.
@NBCNews
NBC News
a day ago
NEW: A school administrator in Southlake, Texas, advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also have a book with an "opposing" perspective. Listen to the audio recording obtained by @NBCNews:
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@GMA
Good Morning America
2 days ago
America on strike? 10,000 John Deere employees walk off the job amid contract dispute. @TerryMoran reports.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
2 days ago
To expand on my first tweet: the @IATSE strike also includes post-production workers as well. Shout out to @MPEG700 ⤵️
@jconguy
Conor Guy
2 days ago
@AOC @IATSE @UAW @BCTGM We love your support @aoc! It may seem like a small distinction but the @iatse strike includes post-production workers as well. 90% of the members of @MPEG700 voted with our union kin to authorize a strike. #IASolidarity
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
2 days ago
How can you help? 1. Follow the example of this truck driver: if your work would ordinarily have you cross where a picket line has started, don’t! Solidarity is a virtue.🌹 2. Support a strike fund💰 3. Amplify the strike and the workers’ message to their company or industry🗣
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
2 days ago
#Striketober coming in hot 🔥 After years of being underserved and taken for granted - & doubly so during the pandemic - workers are starting to authorize strikes across the country: from @IATSE production workers to @UAW John Deere & @BCTGM Kellogg workers,& many more. Good.💪🏽
@JonahFurman
Jonah Furman
2 days ago
John Deere strikers in Ottumwa, UAW Local 74, successfully convince a freight driver not to cross the picket line
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
2 days ago
Thank you all for the birthday wishes! 🎂 Any advice for one’s 30s? It’s been a pandemic almost the whole time so far, so belated advice appreciated 😂
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@sahilkapur
Sahil Kapur
4 days ago
Here's an example of where the progressives vs. moderates frame doesn't cut it. If 83% of Americans favor an idea, is it "moderate" to oppose it? If ~95% of lawmakers in a party support that idea and a few don't, are the latter seeking common ground or preventing it?
@larry_levitt
Larry Levitt
4 days ago
New: 83% of the public supports having the federal government negotiate drug prices, even after hearing arguments for and against the idea. We didn't poll on baseball, motherhood, and apple pie, but I'm not sure they would score much higher.
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@lakotalaw
Lakota Law Project
5 days ago
Our children are sacred. Join us this Indigenous Peoples Day in funding a vital teen center for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Community, which will provide cultural resources, education, temporary housing and so much more for Native youth:
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