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Offline JK resident

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Re: Office of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Re: Office of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2019, 12:22:54 PM »
AOC isn't doing any constituent services, it would appear.  As of 3 weeks ago, emails were still answered with the same "I'm in the process of getting my office up and running" response that she's had since the day she took office. 

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Re: Office of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2019, 01:56:51 PM »
On several issues related to foreign policy. I've emailed the person who serves as her Deputy District Director and is supposed to handle Queens, Naureen Akhter.  I've gotten no response. Not even a polite reply. Take it on faith that these were reasonable messages about issues of concern to AOC's constituents.  I do not believe they care about any constituents other than the true believers.

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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2019, 02:26:39 PM »
On several issues related to foreign policy. I've emailed the person who serves as her Deputy District Director and is supposed to handle Queens, Naureen Akhter.  I've gotten no response. Not even a polite reply. Take it on faith that these were reasonable messages about issues of concern to AOC's constituents.  I do not believe they care about any constituents other than the true believers.

As someone said here... She is an activist, not a representative.

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Re: Office of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2019, 02:32:37 PM »
Before you blame her "activism":

How quick was Crowley's office to respond to equivalent requests?

How quick are other congresspeople's offices at responding to "several issues related to foreign policy"?


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Re: Office of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2019, 02:40:50 PM »
Stopping into any politicians office is, IMHO, is an ineffective way to express your views. Better to write a letter. I have found the local politicians have been very responsive to letters -- and even phone calls. But if you are just stopping by the voice your opinion I'm not sure what you would expect the response to be. In general, these offices are set up to assist people tackle specific issues, not to walk in and try to turn it into a town hall.

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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2019, 02:47:20 PM »
Crowley's District Office always responded. Maybe not right away, but somebody always got back to me.  Not true in this case. I'm rooting for AOC and admire how she's introduced topics into the national conversation that ought to be discussed, like the Green New Deal. But I don't see any signs that her office is able to handle rudimentary constituent services.

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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2019, 08:51:08 PM »
Crowley's District Office always responded. Maybe not right away, but somebody always got back to me.  Not true in this case. I'm rooting for AOC and admire how she's introduced topics into the national conversation that ought to be discussed, like the Green New Deal. But I don't see any signs that her office is able to handle rudimentary constituent services.
I found this to be the case also- quick and surprisingly thorough responses from Crowley's office. I don't know
all of the details about the so-called "Queens Machine" or the machine behind AOC but it seemed to me that
the constituent's concerns were responded to by Crowley's office. Have heard multiple complaints about AOC's
office btw.

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Re: Office of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2019, 10:04:03 PM »
AOC's Bronx office is likewise incommunicado.

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Re: Office of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2019, 11:42:00 AM »
You might be blocked by a paywall, but an article from the Washington Post magazine about AOC's Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, is revealing and, to me, a little disturbing.  He clearly considers himself the chief of staff of a "movement," not just a Congressional office.  Leaving aside his recent unfortunate tweet accusing moderate Dems of racism,  I don't see any indication that he or AOC see themselves as responsible to the people in their District. The comments here about the lack of constituent services reflect this problem. Are they actually in touch with people in District 14, other than a small core of activists? Do they have a mechanism to hear from ordinary folk who need their help?  I'd be happy for someone to explain that the answer is yes, but it doesn't seem that way...

Here is the URL again:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/07/10/feature/how-saikat-chakrabarti-became-aocs-chief-of-change/?utm_term=.da3fd4f42e98

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Re: Office of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2019, 02:40:11 PM »
Beherenow, there is much info circulating about AOC and the Justice Dems on the internet, but not much in the mainstream media such as NYT and WaPo. There is a worldwide effort to further socialism (authoritarian rule) that is currently being documented. The video posted below will just get you started. Since it's release, there have been some corrections to it as well as additions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU

Find here my post from March 11th of this year with my comments on the video and other b/g info: http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=18480.msg92440#msg92440

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Re: Office of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2019, 08:00:24 AM »
The fact that she appears uninterested in actually running a congressional office has nothing to with the rightwing nonsense in that youtube video. 

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Re: Office of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2019, 07:09:57 AM »
from the NY Times:

Embattled Ocasio-Cortez Aides Are Leaving Capitol Hill
By Catie EdmondsonAug. 2, 2019



Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, center, in February on Capitol Hill.Pete Marovich for The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Two of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aides who were instrumental in forging her unexpected path to victory last year are leaving Capitol Hill, less than a month after one of them ignited a firestorm by challenging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and comparing moderate House Democrats to segregationists.

House Democrats had been privately calling for the ouster of Saikat Chakrabarti, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s embattled chief of staff. He and Corbin Trent, her communications director, had gone to Capitol Hill determined to wage their confrontational brand of progressive politics forged as leaders of Justice Democrats, a group dedicated to unseating entrenched Democratic lawmakers through primary campaigns. Justice Democrats helped Ms. Ocasio-Cortez sweep to power with the defeat of a veteran House Democrat, Joseph Crowley.

But less than a year later, after a bruising skirmish this summer with Democratic leadership, both are calling it quits, they told The Intercept on Friday. Their departures will be seen as Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s most tangible peace offering since her private meeting last week with Ms. Pelosi.

Mr. Chakrabarti “has decided to leave the office of Representative Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,” Mr. Trent told The Intercept, referring to the congresswoman’s ambitious climate change program. “We are extraordinarily grateful for his service to advance a bold agenda and improve the lives of the people in” New York’s 14th District.

The New Consensus is a liberal nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting the Green New Deal. Mr. Trent will return to working on Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign.

Mr. Chakrabarti, intent on continuing his anti-establishment movement from inside the halls of power, had rankled lawmakers and aides on Capitol Hill after he posted on Twitter his support for liberal candidates trying to topple sitting Democrats and his disdain for Ms. Pelosi’s legislative prowess. His challenges to elected leaders were considered in Congress to be remarkable breaches of protocol from an unelected aide.

His position became untenable last month after he compared moderate Democrats who sank a liberal emergency border aid package to “new Southern Democrats.” They “certainly seem hell bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s,” he tweeted.

He later deleted the post, but the damage was done. In an extraordinary effort to crack down on the chief of staff, Democratic leaders leveraged the House Democratic Caucus’s official Twitter account to resurrect a tweet by Mr. Chakrabarti that said that he believed Representative Sharice Davids of Kansas, one of the first two Native American women to serve in Congress, was enabling a “racist system” in voting for a weaker border aid package.

“Who is this guy and why is he explicitly singling out a Native American woman of color?” House Democratic leaders asked on Twitter. Democratic lawmakers, meanwhile, privately implored Ms. Ocasio-Cortez to fire Mr. Chakrabarti to wipe the slate clean.

A version of this article appears in print on Aug. 3, 2019, Section A, Page 14 of the New York edition with the headline: Ocasio-Cortez’s Top Aides, Clashing With House Members, Will Exit Office.


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Re: Office of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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