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A Star is Born in Congress

Submitted by ub on Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:04

On the eve of the Super Wolf Moon, which many Americans can fully enjoy, the youngest female US Representative ever elected, who represents my district is developing into a Congressional bright star out of the incoming freshman class of lawmakers from a record-breaking number of women, people of color, and LGBTQ representatives.

They’ve already begun to shake things up. This year’s elections appear to be changing Congress for the better. The midterm election was a @GOP disaster for a former group of House #Republicans.

@TheDemocrats gained 40 seats and are now the majority, then selected Nancy Pelosi once again become Speaker of The House. The lawmakers were elected to stop Trump, and lead the effort for his impeachment and removal from office.

These progressive Liberals are making waves, lead by my Congressional Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), as they target obstructionist Republicans as well as some Democrats who may be way too moderate. She and her 2.42 million followers want to bring in fresh voices even if the stale voices may not agree. How did it happen?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or @AOC as she is known to her millions of Twitter followers, beat an old political hound dog who was apparently not paying enough attention to his NYC constituents. Crowley gets a consolation prize after Ocasio-Cortez defeat https://nyp.st/2QwD8rv

"We don’t have to change ourselves for these institutions. It’s time the institutions changed." “As a young Latina staffer, I hid who I was to fit in. Ocasio-Cortez is refusing to do that.” https://www.vox.com/…/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-congress-fir…

​​​​​In the wake of the midterm elections, progressives are celebrating their agenda as “​​​​​​​a new kind of centrism," https://www.theatlantic.com/…/house-progressives-d…/575701/…

Democrats have picked up at least 32 seats in the House and lead in four more races. They’ve flipped seven governorships and eight state legislative chambers. More races go to Democrats, including Senate seat in Ariz. https://apnews.com/4316dc20404a45d68e4d2f36f1a4b7cd

Without Hispanics, younger voters and women, Trump could be headed for disaster in 2020 https://www.nbcnews.com/…/trump-celebrated-midterm-results-…

NY Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “We’re really fighting for a working-class agenda. We’re fighting for universal healthcare. We’re fighting for tuition-free colleges... This is what — not just what our district needs — but what the city needs and what the country needs." Ocasio-Cortez rips Fox News for mocking her personal finances, working-class people https://www.nbcnews.com/…/ocasio-cortez-rips-fox-news-mocki…

She's everywhere: Ocasio-Cortez puts trek to Congress online https://apnews.com/7be7579bb83a4c258234d9a61ffaa1c4

Only three members of Congress currently pay their interns a $15 wage: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democratic Sen. Doug Jones, and Democratic Rep. Adam Smith. Newly-elected Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is set to join them. https://n.pr/2zPZtJJ

Sexist attacks on Ocasio-Cortez slammed by MSNBC guest and former Rand Paul aide: "It's been disgusting" http://bit.ly/2QIZDci