AOC Tears Into ‘Unacceptable’ Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Date: 2020-05-01 19:41:07

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Friday she opposed the recent stimulus bill because it was ‘unacceptable.’

“I’m looking at this bill and then I have to look at it and think about voting for it and then coming back to my community and tell teachers, you still need to scramble to help the nurses. And tell undocumented kids, I did nothing to help you,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I had to stand up and say it’s unacceptable to leave our families out.”

Ocasio-Cortez was responding to an editorial in a New York City paper criticizing her for voting against the latest coronavirus relief package.

The Congresswomen demanded the government “get it together because it’s working families that are suffering.”

“It’s not Mitch McConnell. It’s not Donald Trump. It’s not even me that’s suffering,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We need to act with the urgency of an emergency.”

During a press conference to announce a new fundraising drive for local community groups serving her constituents, Ocasio-Cortez set a new goal to raise a total of $1 million for these groups by mid-June.

Ocasio-Cortez was joined by othe community leaders who are helping low-income and immigrant families living in New York City.

“Undocumented people should not have to depend on the generosity of strangers and our neighbors to be able to make ends meet, to pay rent, to get food. It is so dehumanizing to have to have beg our mayor and our governor to care about immigrant families because we’re left out of the stimulus plan,” Angy Rivera, an Immigrant Rights Advocate said through tears.

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