Posted in News Safety Net

In contrast to Republican leaders AOC helps raise $1 million in direct relief for Texans in crisis

“AOC helped raise $1 million for Texas relief as Ted Cruz made his way back home from Cancún.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, February 19, 2021 As Sen. Ted Cruz rushed back to Texas on…

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Posted in Congressional Oversight Family Separation Immigration News

Auditor says DHS knew ‘zero-tolerance’ would split families at border

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz told the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday that the 2018 policy followed a test program in west Texas in which officials were not immediately able to reunite separated…

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks at a press conference at Corona Plaza in Queens on April 14, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images)
Posted in News QAnon Republicans Right Wing Militias

AOC rips Republicans for embracing violence, misogyny, and racism

‘Kevin McCarthy Answers to These QAnon Members’ “No consequences means that they condone it.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, January 28, 2021 Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York late Wednesday offered a damning assessment of…

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Posted in Black Lives Matter News Policing

With bill to mandate identifying info on officer uniforms, AOC says US ‘should not have secret police’

“If an officer violates their agency’s policies, their victim should have the ability to report them to their agency and demand accountability.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Monday, July 20 Citing increased fears of an authoritarian…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Income Equality

Data shows half of US workers could make more from unemployment than low-wage jobs; ‘Maybe… pay people more,’ says AOC

“If $600 a week is a big raise, that’s because workers were undervalued.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday that data showing around half of all U.S. workers stand to bring home…

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