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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« on: November 07, 2018, 10:33:31 PM »
Congratulations, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!
Elected to represent the 14th Congressional District!



The Hill: Ocasio-Cortez wins election to the House
Vox: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now the youngest woman elected to Congress
Huffington Post: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins, Becoming Youngest Woman Ever Elected To Congress

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 07:26:18 AM »
Interesting story about some of the challenges facing Ocasio-Cortez -- and the hopes people have pinned to her -- as she prepares to head to Washington.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/nyregion/ocasio-cortez-congress-washington.html

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 08:26:36 PM »
I hope she cools her pie-eyed communist worldview a bit and works to defuse the escalating schism these two political parties are driving our country towards.  She gave me very little reason to vote for her, but any change has the potential to be good change.

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 08:32:39 PM »
i hope she's at the leading edge of the formation that will drive the fascists into the dirt.

you don't negotiate with fascists. you destroy them.

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 09:14:39 PM »
Well ok then  ;D

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 10:24:32 PM »
I expect she will represent the district's interests and priorities exceptionally well in Washington, and will continue to bring people together as she has done so far.  She did an amazing job starting from zero here in Queens and building a successful forward-looking coalition.

Some more great news articles about her:

NY Times: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Push Washington. Will Washington Push Back?  (posted earlier by the80s)
The Hill: Youngest woman ever elected to Congress can’t find place to live in D.C. since she quit job to run
Fast Company: Trump has Twitter. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is winning Instagram

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 09:42:57 AM »
[Moderator's Note: The purpose of this thread is to discuss our new Congresswoman.  Please keep the discussion focused on her activities in the community and in Washington.  A new thread to debate AOC's views on Democratic Socialism more generally is over here]

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Moderator's Note:
Well to be fair, our new representative is a self-avowed Democratic-Socialist, so it seems to be on-topic to at least some degree.  Further since she isn't in office yet and hasn't had the ability to do anything yet, all we can talk about are our hopes for her based on her rhetoric to this point.

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Feel free to elaborate.
I'd be happy to give up some war and corporate welfare as well, I'm just saying (from a realist point of view) that isn't going to be happening.  So are you willing to pay even more out of your own pocket for this universal healthcare program?  Some might be willing to.  I am not willing to. 

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 10:54:29 PM »