Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offers Queens a chance at true people-centric representation
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is running for Congress to finally give voice and representation to women, minorities, and the people who make Queens so diverse and special.
Ocasio-Cortez is shaping the national conversation around immigration reform by calling for the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). This is an important issue to many Queens residents, because local law enforcement profiles all minorities — regardless of their documentation status. Nobody should have to experience discrimination, and nobody should have their families broken up.
Another important issue facing Queens residents is the restoration of democratic functions to all Government and civic bodies in the borough. For a dozen years, the incumbent Congressmember has also served as chair of the Queens Democratic Party county committee. This dual incumbency creates conflicts of interest and allows the county party chair to dictate the workings, the staffing, and the communication of other Government agencies and many civic groups. For Queens to flourish, and for our diverse residents to increase their civic participation, our local Government and community groups must be autonomous from the dominant political party.
On June 26, you do have a choice
You can vote for the incumbent, who wants to go on serving in office for two decades, who is backed by Wall Street, real estate developers, and pharmaceutical giants.
Or, you can vote for the progressive woman of color, who is foresaking all corporate PAC donations, who is championing issues that all politicians have forgotten : like fighting for jobs guarantee programs to address the wealth and income inequality that is wreaking havoc on New York City, like fighting gentrification and saving and expanding public housing, like fighting for a “Medical For All” healthcare plan to finally treat healthcare as a human right. These are progressive values that should appeal to all of us. It shouldn’t take decades for us to bring about progress to our lives. It only takes political courage.
On June 26, vote for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Congress.
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