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05.07.2018 - 03:06 [ Common Dreams ]

Progressives Gain Steam as Ocasio-Cortez Leverages Historic Win to Back Other Insurgent Democrats

But with Ocasio-Cortez sending her own volunteers and supporters to work with and donate to other progressives, and media outlets working to ensure they cover campaigns that have previously been ignored, influential progressives have expressed confidence that policy proposals that focus on the needs of working Americans will continue to win votes across the country.

30.06.2018 - 18:48 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

US-Kongresswahlen 2018: Die nicht vorgesehene Kandidatin

Wie viele Leute in ihrem Alter ist Ocasio-Cortez selbst noch dabei, die Kredite abzustottern, die sie für ihr Studium aufnehmen musste. Damit sich das ändere, forderte sie auf zweisprachigen Postern einen Mindestlohn von 15 Dollar, eine Einheitskrankenkasse und staatlich garantierte Jobs für Menschen, die keine reguläre Arbeit finden. Die umstrittene Abschiebebehörde ICE will sie abschaffen.

30.06.2018 - 18:40 [ Freitag.de ]

Sozialistin besiegt Top-Demokrat

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mitglied der Democratic Socialists of America, hat bei den gestrigen Vorwahlen der Demokraten zum Kongress im 14. Distrikt von New York City (Bronx&Queens) den langjährigen Abgeordneten Joe Crowley geschlagen. Ursprünglich sollte er Nancy Pelosi ablösen und neuer Sprecher der Demokraten im Kongress werden. Er steht für das absolute Establishment der Demokratischen Partei. Ein Schwergewicht.

30.06.2018 - 14:50 [ CNN ]

Who’s next? Progressive primary insurgents to watch

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary defeat of New York Rep. Joe Crowley on Tuesday hit like a shot of pure political adrenaline for progressives hungry to remake the Democratic Party.
The question now, as the last round of nominating contests comes into focus, is simple — and for parts of the party establishment, terrifying: Who’s next?

27.06.2018 - 23:16 [ Cynthia Nixon, running for governor to fight for a better, more fair New York / Twitter ]

@Ocasio2018 led a movement. She rejected corporate donors. She took bold progressive policy positions. She collected petitions in the snow, and knocked on doors in the heat. The future of working people in New York is brighter today, and it’s because of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

27.06.2018 - 08:41 [ CBS News ]

Primary results: Powerful NYC Democratic Rep. loses to progressive challenger — live updates

Crowley had been considered a candidate to become the next House speaker if Democrats win the majority. Ocasio-Cortez, a former Bernie Sanders organizer, whas never held elected office.Ocasio-Cortez ran a low-budget campaign and was outspent by an 18-1 margin. She won the endorsement of some influential groups on the party’s left, including MoveOn.