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 @nycDSA: Why do we need to end cash bail? @CabanForQueens breaks it down.
RT @RepAndyLevin: When I became a member of the 116th Congress, I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.…
RT @TheRaDR: Ok, Internet. Time to learn the difference between concentration camps and death (“extermination”) camps. Germany started wit…
RT @JuanMaBenitez: You wanna know what kind of work @AOC’s district office does for her constituents? Her district director @maribelhernriv…
ABC says it's landed @AOC's "first Sunday morning interview since taking office" – @JonKarl will interview her on @ThisWeekABC
RT @ferenstein: Great summary story on who supported @AOC ‘s amendment to allow public funds for approved psychedelics medical research. Im…
Looking forward to it! https://twitter.com/jonkarl/status/1139615025826541569
Great summary story on who supported @AOC ‘s amendment to allow public funds for approved psychedelics medical research. Impressive that @AOC got bi-partisan support, including @RoKhanna and @justinamash on a last-minute idea related to psychedelics. This opens up opportunities https://twitter.com/maps/status/1139610011435331584
RT @Rewire_News: Yesterday, @AyannaPressley, @AOC and @PattyMurray introduced a measure that would bring us one step closer to affordable,…
🎶 Can you pass these bills / For affordable birth control pills / If they don’t want to- / Then the GOP is through 🎶 - Bills by Congressional Destiny’s Child 👸🏾👸🏽👸🏻 cc @AyannaPressley https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1139197248603086848
@AOC took Trump White House officials to task on Wednesday http://gq.mn/jWMyWiR
William Barr and Wilbur Ross didn't attend the congressional hearing, so @AOC was free to fill in the blanks http://gq.mn/GWZALOp
I’ve spoken previously about our office’s parental leave policy (12 weeks paid leave to ALL new parents - dads included). In the first 6 months of my term, two of my staff had babies and one more is expecting. Here’s how we’ve worked things out so far: https://theslot.jezebel.com/people-rise-to-the-occasion-how-alexandria-ocasio-cort-1835415040
RT @HeatherMatarazz: If I hadn't had the opportunity to utilize MDMA assisted therapy in 2016, I would have committed suicide, period. Not…
"I want to know about corruption. I want to know about the racism, and the very disturbing history that we're seeing here. That's what I want to know." —@AOC http://gq.mn/mH3itIg
RT @TwitterGov: #TBT to that time @AOC and @tedcruz teamed up on Twitter. Who’s next? https://twitter.com/i/moments/1139206157434806273
I’m with you! #ImpeachDonaldTrumpNOW @SpeakerPelosi @Team_Mitch @RepAdamSchiff @RepJerryNadler @robreiner @RepMaxineWaters @AOC https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/1138923316327174144
"I want to know why people like Kris Kobach, with a résumé of voter suppression techniques in the state of Kansas—I want to know why folks like that have their fingerprints all over the most sensitive census operations that we have as a government." —@AOC http://bit.ly/2F6vpfo
Just renewed my membership in the @DemSocialists as a "sustaining member" Thanks @AOC, @SenSanders for inspiring me to join.
RT @MotherJones: This was a stunning moment. @AOC blasted Trump officials today for their effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020…
@AOC wants answers on Trump's census citizenship question: "I want to know about corruption." Hard same. http://bit.ly/2IEGtlc
The good news: one of my amendments DID pass w/ bipartisan support: funding treatment for opioid-related infectious diseases. Our leg that did pass will help many Americans struck by the opioid crisis, and the one that didn’t lays the groundwork for future breakthroughs. 💪🏽
Sadly our drug research amendment failed today, but I’m undeterred. I’m proud we were even able to bring a vote on psychedelic research to the House floor. 30% of veterans have considered suicide. These drugs show extreme promise in treating PTSD + more. Let’s keep at it. https://twitter.com/nickpwing/status/1139214263720058880
This bill has bipartisan support, but it also has bipartisan opposition. Many Dem & GOP alike, are uncomfortable w/ letting federal researchers merely *study* the clinical promise of certain drugs - even in veteran PTSD. Your call can help them see a shift in public sentiment.
During debate, the arguments against it didn’t make much sense. Some were outright false: - legal argument (to take it off Schedule I to study it) doesn’t make sense - we scientific evidence to help do that! - bunch of claims about marijuana - w/o study, claims are unsupported!
Yesterday I offered an amendment to allow Fed researchers to study Schedule I Drugs, incl: - MDMA & PTSD - Psilocybin & severe depression - Ibogaine & opioid withdrawal 🚨 House votes TODAY. If you’re supportive, CALL YOUR REP. Don’t assume they’ll vote for it - let them know. https://twitter.com/tomangell/status/1139163673111486466
RT @AyannaPressley: Hi there @tedcruz hit up our girl @pattymurray she and I have already written the bill, album dropping tomorrow 😉 @AOC'…
"I want to know why people like Kris Kobach, with a résumé of voter suppression techniques in the state of Kansas—I want to know why folks like that have their fingerprints all over the most sensitive census operations that we have as a government." —@AOC http://bit.ly/2F6vpfo
"I want to know why people like Kris Kobach, with a résumé of voter suppression techniques in the state of Kansas—I want to know why folks like that have their fingerprints all over the most sensitive census operations that we have as a government." —@AOC http://bit.ly/2F6vpfo
RT @jonfavs: The House Judiciary Committee should vote to begin impeachment proceedings immediately. https://twitter.com/abc/status/1138936855573999616
This was a stunning moment. @AOC blasted Trump officials today for their effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census: "I want to know why this question was magically added" http://bit.ly/2Ic80es
“I want to know why this question was magically added after we have seen that a political operative knew & detailed an intent to intimidate racial & immigrant communities for a partisan purpose, saying this will hurt Democrats & help Republicans.” —@AOC http://bit.ly/2F6aHMW
RT @attn: MUST WATCH: @AOC grills pharma CEO over insane HIV medication prices.
Another Cruz @AOC agreement? https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/06/12/ted-cruz-alexandra-ocasio-cortez-may-teaming-again-access-birth-cont rol
RT @AyannaPressley: Hi there @tedcruz hit up our girl @pattymurray she and I have already written the bill, album dropping tomorrow 😉 @AOC'…
Can you believe it? Amazon is issuing credit cards with 28% interest rates to "help" people with bad credit. This kind of greed makes the poor even poorer and @AOC and I intend to outlaw it. Corporations will have to survive on a 15% cap on interest rates. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/10/amazon-launches-a-credit-card-for-the-underbanked-with-bad-credit.html
The House Judiciary Committee should vote to begin impeachment proceedings immediately. https://twitter.com/abc/status/1138936855573999616
 
Everyone draws a line somewhere. This thread offers one of many reasons to have a sense of urgency about beginning an impeachment inquiry: https://twitter.com/ecmclaughlin/status/1139192167501484033?s=21
I’m about to preside over votes again! Fire up your @cspan feeds and check out what amendments we’re passing to fund your favorite federal programs 👩🏽‍⚖️☺️
RT @AriBerman: .@AOC on smoking gun showing GOP gerrymandering guru behind census citizenship q "I want to know why this question was magi…
RT @AOC: Dred Scott. Korematsu vs. United States. Citizens United. Party aside, the Supreme Court has gotten things horrifyingly wrong in…
Dred Scott. Korematsu vs. United States. Citizens United. Party aside, the Supreme Court has gotten things horrifyingly wrong in the past. That’s why Congress must preserve our power and independence: we are part of the check + balance. https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1138880568194732032
@RepAOC @AOC: "Unspeakable horrors have been executed by the United States in the name of citizenship, in the name of determining who is a citizen, and by citizen we mean who is a person in our democracy…It is an acknowledgment of person-hood in American democracy."
“I want to know why this question was magically added after we have seen that a political operative knew & detailed an intent to intimidate racial & immigrant communities for a partisan purpose, saying this will hurt Democrats & help Republicans.” —@AOC http://bit.ly/31t0BiD
RT @CBSTVStudios: It’s a full house! @StephenAtHome will be accompanied by Rep. @AOC, @IncubusBand, former New Jersey Governor @GovChristie
RT @AriBerman: .@AOC on smoking gun showing GOP gerrymandering guru behind census citizenship q "I want to know why this question was magi…
RT @Public_Citizen: .@AOC: I want to know why people like Kris Kobach, with a résumé of voter suppression techniques, have their fingerprin…
RT @cspan: .@RepAOC @AOC on 2020 Census and holding Secretary Ross in contempt of Congress: "Any change to the census, any addition of a qu…
RT @AOC: Psst! 🗣 Birth control should be over-the-counter, pass it on.
The #GreenNewDeal has been one of the buzziest new policy proposals in Washington, thanks in part to the support of @AOC. But what’s actually in the plan, and what will it do? Here’s what you need to know:
RT @briantylercohen: .@AOC on the census: Nobody wants to be in a position where you have to issue a subpoena... because we are a co-equal…
RT @AriBerman: @AOC Everyone should watch this @AOC video from today's census contempt hearing. As she notes the addition of any new census…
RT @Public_Citizen: .@AOC: I want to know why people like Kris Kobach, with a résumé of voter suppression techniques, have their fingerprin…
RT @CBSNews: Rep. @AOC rips citizenship question "magically added" to census, asking why it was included after a political operative detail…
@RepAOC @AOC on 2020 Census and holding Secretary Ross in contempt of Congress: "Any change to the census, any addition of a question, usually takes 5 years…I want to know is why this question was added, why 2 years have been shaved off that 5-year process."
RT @AOC: What a damn shame. We must pass the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund. It’s not just about procedure. It’s about showing up for the…
RT @benjaminwittes: I am with @AOC on this. If you don't want only millionaires to be in Congress, you have to treat it like a real job--an…
RT @rcbregman: People like @GretaThunberg and @AOC are often dismissed as ‘radical’ or ‘out of touch’. But the reality is: their radicalism…
RT @benjaminwittes: I am with @AOC on this. If you don't want only millionaires to be in Congress, you have to treat it like a real job--an…
RT @AOC: Wouldn’t it be great if these kinds of educational opportunities were available to ALL seniors, single parents, career-switchers,…
RT @AOC: What a damn shame. We must pass the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund. It’s not just about procedure. It’s about showing up for the…
RT @benjaminwittes: I am with @AOC on this. If you don't want only millionaires to be in Congress, you have to treat it like a real job--an…
What a damn shame. We must pass the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund. It’s not just about procedure. It’s about showing up for the heroes who were there for us. I don’t sit on this committee, but if any of the first responders there today would like to meet with me, let me know. https://twitter.com/abcpolitics/status/1138473904954101761
RT @RepDanKildee: Today, I introduced a congressional resolution calling on the Sudanese government to transition to a civilian-led governm…
Wouldn’t it be great if these kinds of educational opportunities were available to ALL seniors, single parents, career-switchers, etc at, say, community colleges across the country? Such a thing could be possible with tuition-free public colleges and universities. https://twitter.com/nbcnightlynews/status/1137872001060630528
RT @Trevor_Gowan: "It’s about investing in the communities polluted and left behind by the fossil fuel economy because these are the places…
RT @yeampierre: On our way to Albany for final push to #PassTheCCPA. Let's get NYS to lead the nation, look out for the frontline & commit…
Yep, it’s not just about cost of living adjustments, we’re also fighting for a living wage for interns + for strong staffer salaries, too. DC is teeming w staffers whose parents subsidized their low-wage (or no wage) jobs. That’s partly why many policies are out of touch. https://twitter.com/benjaminwittes/status/1138460179182366720
RT @maureendowd: “Your platform has essentially been hijacked by @realDonaldTrump, @gtconway3d, and @AOC, as far as I can tell,” @karaswish…
RT @AOC: Yep. Voting against cost of living increases for members of Congress may sound nice, but doing so only increases pressure on them…
RT @thomas_m_wilson: Faced with an internet blackout and security crackdown #Sudan’s protestors are regrouping. The resistance has moved fr…
In democratically socialist businesses (like worker co-ops) or methods (like collective bargaining) you actually CAN vote for a worker pay increase. Many do! We can’t pass these laws bc of big money. This is how you chip at it. Like I said, it’s not popular but I’m being 💯 https://twitter.com/iwill2_/status/1138407442046496771
It’s not a fun or politically popular position to take. But consistency is important. ALL workers should get cost of living increases. That’s why minimum wage should be pegged to inflation, too. Voting against cost of living increases is 1 reason why dark $ loopholes stay open.
What this does is punish members who rely on a straight salary, and reward those who rely on money loopholes and other forms of self-dealing. For example, it incentivizes the horrible kinds of legislative looting we saw in the GOP tax scam bill.
Yep. Voting against cost of living increases for members of Congress may sound nice, but doing so only increases pressure on them to keep dark money loopholes open. This makes campaign finance reform *harder.* ALL workers deserve cost of living increases, incl min wage workers. https://twitter.com/matthewstoller/status/1138236401667969024
RT @maureendowd: “Your platform has essentially been hijacked by @realDonaldTrump, @gtconway3d, and @AOC, as far as I can tell,” @karaswish…
No human being should be tortured by or in the United States. That means NO ONE should be kept in solitary confinement. Layleen Polanco was, and now she’s gone - all for $500 bail + low lvl offense. #CloseRikers #AbolishSolitary #EndCashBail #DecriminalizePoverty #EndWarOnDrugs https://twitter.com/rosagoldensohn/status/1138215273327190016
RT @daveyalba: If you haven't been paying attention to how the government keeps a record of your face to surveil you (and possibly, in the…
Yikes. The CEO of a news media company is almost a *full year late* to one of the laziest takes of 2018. Begs the question: what else is he behind on and wrong about? https://twitter.com/marlownyc/status/1137935090103803905
We now have *bipartisan support* for our amendment allowing expanded research into psychedelics. This is important, as several studies have shown promise in treatment-resistant PTSD, severe depression, & more. The War on Drugs has caused so much harm. It’s time to reverse it. https://twitter.com/tomangell/status/1138174415080960000
Imagine having your home destroyed, or losing your child to a devastating flood, or having a whole crop wiped out &crippling your community’s future. Then someone comes up to you and says, “Well, it’s not the end of the world.” That’s what the GOP’s stance is on climate change. https://twitter.com/katzonearth/status/1138126478938378240
When the crowd that uses “free speech” arguments to defend bigotry anywhere + everywhere starts to demand censorship of key terms in Congressional hearings, you know something’s up.🕵🏼‍♀️⬇️ https://twitter.com/repmgs/status/1138112702931509248
I think a lot about the policies I support through the lens of family: - Ending the war on drugs helps keep families together - A living wage + strong worker protections frees parents to invest more time w/ their kids - Healthcare for all ensures parents + babies are healthier
I’ve worked w a LOT of kids in my past educational work. The ones who “act up” almost always have issues at home or otherwise. Esp when it comes to elementary students, suspension + detention can make things worse. What kids need is healing tools+policy that helps families ⬇️ https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1138069049693429762
I have met w/ trans constituents who were put in Rikers. These women told me about being misgendered upon arrest (even post-surgery), &forced in cells w/ men, putting them in extreme risk. It’s hard to get treatments, too. Layleen’s family deserves to know what happened to her. https://twitter.com/elielcruz/status/1137221493891457024
For folks who don’t get it: in NYC, Citibikes charge you per 15 mins undocked. This picture could look like someone undocked the bike + left for the workday. Flex is a term people use for subtly showing off something ($, a connect, etc). Ppl joke that AirPods are a flex 👩🏽‍🏫
By the end of the day, for the cost of this flex you could get close to some AirPods like everyone else https://twitter.com/arthurtarley/status/1137754676403855360
Yes! ⬇️ https://twitter.com/berniesanders/status/1137729153669705728
Is it really that hard to not be creepy? https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/17/60percent-of-male-managers-now-say-theyre-uncomfortable-mentoring-women.html
Is it that really that hard to not be creepy? https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/17/60percent-of-male-managers-now-say-theyre-uncomfortable-mentoring-women.html
RT @UFANYC: Today we rally at the Word Trade Center 9/11 Memorial with @CarolynBMaloney @RepPeteKing @RepKathleenRice @AOC @MaxRose4N…
RT @keithellison: Whenever a wealthy donor threatens to “cut you off” from their cash unless you comply with their selfish greed-driven age…
RT @EricHolthaus: 87°F just south of the Arctic Circle in Finland today. Folks, you may think that this is not normal and you'd be right h…
RT @YAMAMerchants: Thank you for coming ! Thank you for the support @AOC #YemeniDayParade
From the opioid crisis to psilocybin’s potential w/ PTSD, it’s well past time we take drug use out of criminal consideration + into medical consideration. That begins with research. I’m proud to introduce an amendment that helps scientists do their jobs. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2019/06/08/aoc-pushes-to-make-it-easier-to-study-shrooms-and-other-psychedelic-drugs/
 
 
 
 
 
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