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AOC

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

US Representative,NY-14 (BX & Queens). In a modern, moral, & wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. She/her.

Bronx + Queens, NYC

Joined on 28 April, 2010

http://www.ocasiocortez.com

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Quoted @ICEgov

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of hope, justice and equality.

Abolish ICE.

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Replying to @jbouie: For MLK Day, here a passage from his book “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”

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Quoted @JumaaneWilliams

Please join us tomorrow for a dramatic reading of Dr. King's Drum Major Instinct.
Followed by an interactive discussion.

@AyannaPressley @JamaalBowmanNY @ninaturner
#mosesingram

@TheaterofWar
#MartinLutherKingDay
#MLK

You can join @JumaaneWilliams, @AyannaPressley, @ninaturner, @JamaalBowmanNY for a reading of the Drum Major Instinct today:

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MLK deserves actual study. If you haven’t had the chance to, use today to take in his work.

Places to start-

Speeches:
- Drum Major Instinct
- To the Mountaintop
- Beyond Vietnam

Books:
- Why We Can’t Wait
- Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
- All Labor Has Dignity

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Replying to @JamaalBowmanNY: “It’s much easier to integrate a lunch counter than it is to guarantee an income to get rid of poverty for negroes and…

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Replying to @AyannaPressley: Good afternoon.

Dr. King was an anti-war, anti-capitalist justice seeker who rejected poverty, racism, militarism and…

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Good afternoon.

Dr. King was an anti-war, anti-capitalist justice seeker who rejected poverty, racism, militarism and the death penalty.

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“I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic...”

- MLK Jr

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...and Thomas Jefferson?: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal ..." So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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...was not Jesus an extremist for love?: "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”...

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“But though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist, as I continued to think about the matter I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label...

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“The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power.”

- MLK Jr.

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“It’s much easier to integrate a lunch counter than it is to guarantee an income to get rid of poverty for negroes and all people.”

On this MLK Day, let us push for more than just decency by recommitting to the struggle for genuine economic, social, and political equality.

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For MLK Day, here a passage from his book “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”

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Replying to @CNNPolitics: "I'm not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my republic in 2021," Rep. Jamie Raskin says as h…

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"I'm not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my republic in 2021," Rep. Jamie Raskin says as he presses forward with impeachment articles while mourning his son. #CNNSOTU

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“Imagining a better future, whether it includes gigantic house parties or just more hugs, helps humans cope with difficult times.”

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Quoted @AOC

A new day, a new friend 🐧✨

Just a penguin dance throwback from the before times 🐧🐥

Today in the NYT there’s a story about how imagining activities & scenes to look forward to can help us with difficult times during the pandemic.

I’m looking forward to big dinners w/ friends & live shows. How about you?

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Replying to @RepBarbaraLee: The climate crisis is here.

We need a #GreenNewDeal.

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Replying to @MondaireJones: The filibuster is a Jim Crow relic that must be abolished.

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Quoted @Taniel

Justice Sotomayor, on the Trump administration’s rush to kill.

Abolish the death penalty.

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The filibuster is a Jim Crow relic that must be abolished.

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The climate crisis is here.

We need a #GreenNewDeal.

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Replying to @helenprejean: Justice Sotomayor opens her dissent in U.S. v. Dustin Higgs by saying the names of every person executed by the federal g…

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Justice Sotomayor opens her dissent in U.S. v. Dustin Higgs by saying the names of every person executed by the federal government over the past year.

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Last January I was sworn in for my first term in Congress.

So, what have we accomplished since then?

Let’s take 2(ish) minutes to review.

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