WASHINGTON – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez heads to Michigan this weekend, where she will give her star power to a number of political progressives – including the first Muslim women to stand for Congress.
Since she wiped out Queens Representative Joe Crowley in June has provided Ocasio-Cortez with substantial funds to build a brigade of new Progressives across the country to rouse the establishment.
With their public appearances and social media calls, underdog candidates have attracted national attention, fresh donations and voluntary support. After Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders met for Democratic candidate Brent Welder in Kansas, he garnered $ 1
Ocasio-Cortez's goal is to help Democrats regain the house in November and create a new class of like-minded people who team up to impose intrepid, progressive priorities – such as Medicare for All, School-Free College, Immigration Reform and Minimum Wage from $ 15 an hour.
"What we need are people willing to help the champion (Corbin Trent, spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, said of a new generation of agents working with like-minded people.
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"We have always seen in our history a nation that does not need it It takes a whole lot of people, it only needs committed people to make significant changes, be it the founding and education of this country, be it the end of slavery or their civil rights, things start with small groups and they become a much bigger one Movement, "said Trent.
Ocasio-Cortez had campaigned in Kansas, Missouri, and on Saturday she will be in Michigan crash.
First, she will organize rallies for the state for Abdul El-Sayed, a progressive outsider trying to win the Democratic primary for Governor on 4 August. He would be the first Muslim governor in the United States.
On Sunday, she will attend a Muslim rally where two congressmen try to become the first Muslim Muslim in the house – Fayrouz Saad and Rashida Tlaib.
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Ocasio-Cortez stumbled upon her first push into Middle Eastern politics two weeks ago
In an interview on PBS, she criticized the "Occupation of Palestine" while supporting Israel's right to exist.
Ocasio-Cortez said: "I am not the expert" in this question.
Saad, 35, said she "100 percent" agrees with the power of a sub-commission in Congress and hopes that she can join Ocasio-Cortez in DC.
"It's absolutely a chance to really make a difference," said Saad, who replaces ICE in its current form. Extension of the GI An account that goes beyond the military.
Saad said that she is relying on the presence of Ocasio-Cortez to stimulate voters in her district.
"Their election has given many people the confidence that they can gain and understand a progressive message. Candidates who are there are viable, credible, and able to do it, and there is the electorate," Saad said Company's PAC money rejects.
There is already a progressive caucus in the house, but it is large, institutionalized, and represents a variety of views. The Freedom Caucus on the right, however, has a renegade spirit that wreaks havoc on Speaker of the House of Representatives and threatens drastic measures, such as a government deadlock, to force a point of principle.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) Is chairman of the Progressive Caucus and acknowledges that Ocasio-Cortez's victory shows that the demands of the progressive base must be taken seriously.
"The new field leadership that comes in the house is more urgent and comes (believe) that patience is not necessarily a virtue," said Grijalva. "It belongs to the Democrats to listen."
"It should send a message to Progressive in Congress that they should not be so risk averse," said Grijalva, who is part of the "Justice Democrats" candidate list like Ocasio. Cortez
"Sometimes it's great to have 80 members, but 20, 30 or less, who are committed and willing to stand in the face of the opposition … is important, that's the mechanism that holds the agenda in plenary will move. "
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) Is a member of the Progressive Caucus and the only person in Congress who supports Ocasio-Cortez. But he does not think the Left should develop its own version of Freedom Caucus.
"I think we should have a lot of ideas and have a robust debate about ideas that ultimately leads to the truth," Khanna said. "I do not think of groups, I think the danger of our policies is that we should not just believe that we have a monopoly on the truth, we should win on the basis of an ideological debate, rather than gaining power."
Ocasio-Cortez returns to New York after the Michigan swing and plans to fundraise with Cynthia Nixon on August 10, according to Nixon's governor's campaign.