Bronx-Queens Democrats nominate Socialist for Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, upset 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district on Tuesday,

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  • Wow.

    10 term incumbent! That’s a genuine upset.

    Turn left, Democrats, turn left…. follow your people. : )

  • She had this to say in an interview:

    “When we talk about the word socialism, I think what it really means is just democratic participation in our economic dignity, and our economic, social, and racial dignity. It is about direct representation and people actually having power and stake over their economic and social wellness, at the end of the day.

    To me, what socialism means is to guarantee a basic level of dignity. It’s asserting the value of saying that the America we want and the America that we are proud of is one in which all children can access a dignified education. It’s one in which no person is too poor to have the medicines they need to live. It’s to say that no individual’s civil rights are to be violated. And it’s also to say that we need to really examine the historical inequities that have created much of the inequalities—both in terms of economics and social and racial justice—because they are intertwined.

    This idea of, like, race or class is a false choice. Even if you wanted to separate those two things, you can’t separate the two, they are intrinsically and inextricably tied. There is no other force, there is no other party, there is no other real ideology out there right now that is asserting the minimum elements necessary to lead a dignified American life.”

    Seems reasonable to me.

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