Congresswoman for NY-14 (Bronx + Queens). In a modern, moral, + wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no corporate PAC $.
RT @JamesGleick: There’s something almost thrilling about the Fox News panic and hysteria over @AOC. https://twitter.com/mmfa/status/1108715869105020930
RT @AOC: My last name is Ocasio-Cortez. Full stop. That’s my name. No, you can’t say “Cortez.” I’ve never used that in my life. “Cortez” i…
RT @AOC: By the way: Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as “Cortez,” which I can only imagine is bc that sounds more ‘stereotypica…
RT @_waleedshahid: The reason FOX News + Breitbart attack @AOC, @IlhanMN, @RashidaTlaib so much is because Rupert Murdoch and Robert Mercer…
RT @AOC: Siri, show me the brand of ‘economic anxiety’ that mocks Americans of color as unintelligent + unskilled, while *also* mocking tho…
RT @AOC: If by ‘the Latina thing,’ she means I actually do the work instead of just talk about it, then yeah, I’m doing ‘the Latina thing.’…
RT @AOC: Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jpmorgan-settlement/jpmorgan-agrees-13-billion-settlement-with-u-s-over-bad-mortgages -idUSBRE9AI0OA20131120
RT @AOC: JP Morgan agreed to pay out *$13 billion* over its massive role in mortgage schemes w the ‘08 recession. They also finance major…
RT @AOC: Because “no tax evasion” and “no insurance fraud” don’t quite have the same ring to it. https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1108486334883250178
@AOC finally has her own cereal! #LSSC
A first look at @AOC's next interview, and much more in Wednesday night's @ReliableSources newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/cnn/rs-mar-20-2019
Sandy Hook happened 6 years ago and we can’t even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks w/ #HR8. Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market. This is what leadership looks like ⬇️ https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/1108559359607521282
 
Columbine happened 20 years ago and we still have not had any meaningful legislative reform.
 
More effective than thoughts and prayers: https://twitter.com/joyce_karam/status/1108556340610416640?s=21
RT @AOC: “How dare they refuse to say their name in a wrong accent & not mangle their own family name so that I can feel more comfortable i…
RT @AOC: By the way: Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as “Cortez,” which I can only imagine is bc that sounds more ‘stereotypica…
Because “no tax evasion” and “no insurance fraud” don’t quite have the same ring to it. https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1108486334883250178
For the curious, in Latinx culture children take *both* their parents‘ names. It’s not a “progressive, new thing.” It’s just how some names work. PR hyphenates, others mark differently. Your last name = the families that came together to make you. AOC is also fine though :)
My last name is Ocasio-Cortez. Full stop. That’s my name. No, you can’t say “Cortez.” I’ve never used that in my life. “Cortez” is referring to someone else. Even if they‘re trying to be rude + wrong, my dad’s last name was Ocasio anyway. (His name was hyphenated too, though.)
By the way: Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as “Cortez,” which I can only imagine is bc that sounds more ‘stereotypically’ Hispanic + probably incites more ‘anxiety’ for them. Pro Tip: My last name is not “Cortez,” just as theirs isn’t “Ingra” or “Carl” or “Hann.”
“How dare they refuse to say their name in a wrong accent & not mangle their own family name so that I can feel more comfortable instead of look inside myself & examine why something as small as *a person’s name* makes me uncomfortable in the first place?? This is an outrage!” https://twitter.com/issamahmed/status/1108524383491055616
Siri, show me the brand of ‘economic anxiety’ that mocks Americans of color as unintelligent + unskilled, while *also* mocking those same Americans for speaking more languages than you:
If by ‘the Latina thing,’ she means I actually do the work instead of just talk about it, then yeah, I’m doing ‘the Latina thing.’ Unless of course she‘s talking about being multilingual, which we know isn’t a ‘Latina thing.’ It’s a ‘21st century’ thing. https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/laura-ingraham-guest-mock-anastasio-093551807.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw
 
Laura Ingraham is lost in the 21st century because there is no place for hate here.
Meanwhile as folks wring their hands over a nonbinding #GreenNewDeal, I spent this AM touring LaGuardia airport + discussing: - Securing solar panels on every roof - Living wage jobs - Electric shuttle fleets - Building for rising sea levels coming in - Centering community issues
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jpmorgan-settlement/jpmorgan-agrees-13-billion-settlement-with-u-s-over-bad-mortgages -idUSBRE9AI0OA20131120
JP Morgan agreed to pay out *$13 billion* over its massive role in mortgage schemes w the ‘08 recession. They also finance major fossil fuel pipelines. It’s big money💵 So maybe they *aren’t* the best authority on prioritizing economic wellbeing of everyday people & the planet. https://twitter.com/justicedems/status/1108090034736058368
TONIGHT: The delightful Paul Giamatti from @SHO_Billions, Author of "Bending Toward Justice" @SenDougJones and a super funny stand up performance from @aparnapkin! Plus a special appearance from Rep. @AOC herself!
RT @nowthisnews: Rather than shout down a heckler, @AOC invited them into her fight for equality
RT @billmckibben: Would be lying if I pretended not to be tickled about ending up on a list w/ @GretaThunberg @AOC @Pontifex and a bunch o…
RT @EricHolthaus: Kudos to @chrislhayes and @AOC for this hour-long primetime discussion on the biggest challenge we face as a species and…
RT @polit2k: @AOC :-) https://twitter.com/pdacosta/status/1108415371692965888
I continue to hope she's going to be great on copyright issues. (Also @AOC if you want to run any copyright positions past me I'm available) https://twitter.com/kari_paul/status/1108387854210748416
RT @AOC: A poll tax by any other name... https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/1108079748809252864
RT @AOC: A poll tax by any other name... https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/1108079748809252864
RT @EngageMichigan: Auto insurance companies use credit scores to discriminate against low-income Michiganders. @RashidaTlaib wants that to…
Next Friday: We’re teaming up with @chrislhayes to bring you our NY-14 #GreenNewDeal town hall from the Bronx, because a better future starts from the bottom up ♻️⤴️🌎 Tune in next week! #inners https://twitter.com/allinwithchris/status/1108169483296886784
RT @AOC: #GreenNewDeal haters’ plan to address Climate Change:
Rep. @AOC takes swipe at prestigious #NYC school @StuyNY for admitting only 7 black students in upcoming freshman class. https://cir.ca/2HttKU9 @RepAOC #schools #education #NewYorkCity
RT @TonyaJoRiley: Politicians including @AOC @SenSanders @SenWarren have taken aim at Amazon. A new @MotherJones investigation shows how ri…
A poll tax by any other name... https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/1108079748809252864
RT @AOC: 68% of all NYC public school students are Black or Latino. To only have 7 Black students accepted into Stuyvesant (a *public* hig…
RT @AOC: #GreenNewDeal haters’ plan to address Climate Change:
There have been two polls conducted this year gauging @AOC's support in New York state, and one poll measuring her support nationwide. There have been no polls of the Democratic Nevada caucuses or California primary.
#GreenNewDeal haters’ plan to address Climate Change:
68% of all NYC public school students are Black or Latino. To only have 7 Black students accepted into Stuyvesant (a *public* high school) tells us that this is a system failure. Education inequity is a major factor in the racial wealth gap. This is what injustice looks like. https://twitter.com/elizashapiro/status/1107744299582660609
RT @AOC: White supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017. What the President is saying here: “if you engage in vi…
RT @AOC: White supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017. What the President is saying here: “if you engage in vi…
RT @AOC: White supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017. What the President is saying here: “if you engage in vi…
White supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017. What the President is saying here: “if you engage in violent acts of white supremacy, I will look the other way.” Understand that this is deliberate. This is why we can’t afford to sit on the sidelines. https://twitter.com/splcenter/status/1106661411726524417
RT @RepLoriTrahan: Happy Birthday, @cspan! https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1107718029742358529
RT @soledadobrien: My mom died today. Joining my dad who passed away 40 days ago. She was a pretty remarkable lady. An immigrant from Cuba,…
new york painting murals of @AOC in the lower east side
RT @kylegriffin1: The House Judiciary Committee is planning on hosting a hearing in the coming weeks addressing the rise of white nationali…
This is different than being moderate on policy. I may disagree w/ approach (keeping the ACA as-is w/small tweaks, etc), but at least that’s a policy convo. But to make decisions based on the political efficacy of a bigoted argument gives that bigotry power, & that’s a problem.
We can’t gloss over it, or quietly consider that the “shrewd” thing to do is nominate someone who won’t be subject to bigoted attacks. Morally, we can’t give a pass to this dangerous tactic. But even politically, the Dem base is all the people you demoralize by not standing up.
When “centrists” care more about the GOP base than the Dem base, bigotry gets legitimized. This is *the* playbook. GOP does it w/ virtually every Dem figure who isn’t a white male: otherize, demonize + splinter. It’s vital that we adapt & dismantle this approach, not cow to it. https://twitter.com/davidoatkins/status/1107721283322540032
RT @djlavoie: You may see a bunch of tweets and headlines today about how "New Yorkers blame @AOC for the Amazon HQ deal falling apart." B…
RT @JKCorden: I mean, the consistency with which @AOC is asking these types of questions is astonishing and brilliant. Huge thanks to @nowt…
RT @PostOpinions: An op-ed from @IlhanMN: I've seen firsthand the devastating toll of war. We need an inclusive foreign policy. https://t…
I mean, the consistency with which @AOC is asking these types of questions is astonishing and brilliant. Huge thanks to @nowthisnews for always sharing x
Gracias a todos lo que me ayudaron hoy a replantar mi zz! 🌱💜 - Shout out to everyone who helped me repot my zz today! They‘re doing great ☺️ https://twitter.com/mik1977/status/1107424797431091203
RT @nowthisnews: Rep. @AOC: Why is there more money for a fake crisis than for a real one?
RT @nowthisnews: Rep. @AOC: Why is there more money for a fake crisis than for a real one?
Watch how @AOC responds to a heckler at an education town hall. https://cir.ca/2HsqAjn
RT @AOC: If you want to know what subconscious bias looks like, it’s a headline saying “AOC is underwater with every group EXCEPT women, no…
RT @HoarseWisperer: @AOC @pdacosta @cmclymer They sure took a roundabout way to say “AOC gives older white guys the sads”.
RT @AOC: I LOVE how fired up our NY-14 town halls get. This is New York City! Getting fired up means you care. I’d never discount the pass…
RT @VanityFair: .@AOC opens up about the pressures that come with the spotlight. “It’s really hard to communicate that I’m just a normal pe…
RT @susanmcp1: Spot on: "When we are fighting each other, it is coming from a scarcity mindset." @AOC https://twitter.com/freedlander/status/1107014149819846657
RT @freedlander: Specialized high school parents heckle @AOC at an education town hall and you won’t believe what happens next https://t.co…
RT @bradlander: At a Jackson Heights town hall on public education, @AOC exhorts the crowd to fight for “public education not only as a rig…
I LOVE how fired up our NY-14 town halls get. This is New York City! Getting fired up means you care. I’d never discount the passion and courage it takes to stand up at a town hall. So this was a great moment and an awesome opportunity to have this honest conversation. 💜 https://twitter.com/freedlander/status/1107014149819846657
RT @sallybmccarty: @AOC @Rosie And a Happy St.Patrick’s Day to you!
RT @AOC: If you want to know what subconscious bias looks like, it’s a headline saying “AOC is underwater with every group EXCEPT women, no…
RT @AOC: This was the sweetest moment 🥰 Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all tomorrow! 🍀 https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1106948991940481025
RT @AOC: @cmclymer According to this polling/headline, “everyone hates AOC except most of the country” 🤣
This was my first thought when I saw this tweet, too. “So, old white guys don’t like her, but pretty much everyone else does, huh?” FWIW I’m a white guy edging into old territory, and I like @AOC a lot. https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1106953015804731393
 
Funny how many people who don’t follow me slide into the replies here to say something mean about AOC or me. They’re obviously either MAGA-ites searching on her handle in order to be nasty, or they’re bots. Either way: I mark ‘em as spam and move on.
Sad to say that @AOC is underwater with everyone who isn’t smart.
So @AOC is *not* underwater with roughly 85% of the population. She's down with some part of the 20% of the population that is over-35 white men. https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1106953015804731393
The reason people know more is bc Fox News has turned into “AOC TMZ” (no offense to TMZ), so awareness is growing w/ GOPers. @JaneMayerNYer has reported deeply on this propaganda machine + it will be aimed at any Dem they want. Nothing changes that. We can’t be scared by that.
If you want to know what subconscious bias looks like, it’s a headline saying “AOC is underwater with every group EXCEPT women, nonwhites, and 18-34 year olds.” So older, conservative white men are considered “everyone” and everyone else is discounted as an exception. Cool 👍🏽 https://twitter.com/numbersmuncher/status/1106562672491970562
This was the sweetest moment 🥰 Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all tomorrow! 🍀 https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1106948991940481025
The latest Freudian GOP conspiracy theory is that there’s a secret “guy who made me” + that my male chief is “actually” in charge (🙄) They got one thing right. There is a guy who made me. My father. And my Papa raised me to command my own destiny and put patriarchy in the 🚮 https://twitter.com/saikatc/status/1106329167002550272
Can someone break down the “progressivism doesn’t work in the midwest” thing? - Ilhan reps Minnesota - Rashida reps Michigan - #GreenNewDeal + #MedicareForAll are polling as top issues in Iowa - The progressive message WON in 2016 primaries So what do these folks really mean? https://twitter.com/justicedems/status/1106649017080000513
Agreed. We can’t not talk about it anymore. https://twitter.com/jonfavs/status/1106556575332757509
This WHOLE line of questioning yesterday was abt how Kris Kobach (who’s funded by white supremacists) was deeply engaged w/ Sec. Ross to add a drafted citizenship question to the #Census. Ross’ excuse was Voting Rights. But his story doesn’t add up.& He skirted law to add the Q. https://twitter.com/erickfernandez/status/1106338880016601089
Obama was the first presidential candidate I ever voted for, at 18 years old. The GOP has been calling Dems + healthcare policies socialist my entire voting-age life. My rec is learn how to effectively counter the attack instead of running away every time they call us a name. https://twitter.com/tomperriello/status/1106626953119977479
I am so proud of NYC youth taking their future into their own hands today with a #ClimateStrike. Young people around the world are beginning to launch climate walkouts to pressure their governments into acting on a real climate change plan for their lifetimes, now. https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1106620075631673345
Daily reminder that we have a **Muslim Ban** in this country made out of the President’s hostility to Muslim people w/ little-to-no supporting evidence, and a Republican Party that tolerates it. There is so much work to do. Repealing the Ban is square 1. https://www.brennancenter.org/blog/the-fight-against-trumps-muslim-ban-isnt-over
At first, learning about white supremacy can be confusing or challenging. There’s a lot there, + it can be emotionally hard to realize one may have done or participated in something racist in the past (& still may slip up!). That’s okay. The whole point is learning + improving.
WE ALL can play a role in recognizing + preventing spread of white supremacy, especially our white friends. There are lots of community orgs, writers + groups that help people learn to spot white supremacy. @SURJNYC is one in NYC, but please share others:http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/white-supremacy-culture.html
If we truly want to address the problem of white supremacist violence, we have to learn how to recognize it + how it shows up in our culture. Surprisingly to some, signs of white supremacist culture are NOT easy to spot early for those aren’t aware. Because it’s everywhere.
White supremacists, like many extremists, get radicalized online. There is a well-documented digital rabbithole that young men fall into: they often go in frustrated young people & come out w/a formed hateful ideology. That’s the way radicalization works. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/24/opinion/sunday/facebook-twitter-terrorism-extremism.html
All of these are terrorist incidents. We have a responsibility to understand how white supremacy + online radicalization works, because it is impacting our entire society. President Trump defunded Federal programs designed to fight the spread of white supremacist hate groups. https://twitter.com/michaelskolnik/status/1106534709302042624
Friends, Morning (Friday) is Jummah, the weekly day of worship for our community of Muslim friends and loved ones. Be there for them. Check in. Perhaps extend a kind gesture at your local mosque. There is so much fear and hate. We must negate it with active, courageous love.
RT @womensmarch: Terrifying and absolutely devastating 💔 To our Muslim community: we see you, we are with you, and we will not rest until…
(“Thoughts and prayers” is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to PM Ardern, who I greatly admire.)
This is a time of great vulnerability for our communities. We must come together, fight for each other, & stand up for neighbors. Isolation, dehumanizing stereotypes, hysterical conspiracy theories, & hatred ultimately lead to the anarchy of violence. We cannot stand for it.
At 1st I thought of saying, “Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.” But I couldn’t say “imagine.” Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs. What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?
 
 
 
 
 
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