13.11.2018 - 09:45 [ ]

Progressives flex muscles as Dems return to Washington

“We have 20 new people that we endorsed elected to Congress, and there’s still a few more that are coming,” Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), said Monday at a press conference presenting the group’s new members.

Pocan added that the CPC will have more than 90 members in the next Congress, making it the “largest value-based caucus” on the Hill.

15.08.2018 - 07:02 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez / Twitter ]

Sister @IlhanMN just WON her Minnesota primary, while outspent as well! I am so proud to join hands with you to November and beyond. She and @RashidaTlaib will be the first Muslim Congresswomen in US history, both elected this year. Congratulations Ilhan, you inspire me.

14.08.2018 - 19:35 [ Haaretz ]

Critical of Israel, Embraced by Ocasio-Cortez: Minnesota Muslim Candidate Becomes Target of Alt-right Troll

Like Tlaib and Ellison, Omar, a Somali-American has taken considerable heat for past statements critical of Israel; opposition to her candidacy has grown increasingly confrontational as Tuesday’s primary approaches. On Saturday night, a campaign event for Omar featuring an appearance by Tlaib at the Minneapolis’s Holy Land Deli was disrupted by a group of her opponents, led by right-wing anti-Muslim blogger, former Project Veritas employee and long-time provocateur Laura Loomer, who shouted questions at the candidates, both of whom did their best to avoid her.

12.08.2018 - 12:31 [ ]

Hawaii 2018 primaries: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez supports Democratic Socialist Kaniela Ing

Centrist politicians, Democratic Socialists, Never Trumpers — and lava. Hawaii politicians are fighting tooth and nail for last-minute votes in a primary election that reflects the divides seen within the Democratic Party nationwide.

08.08.2018 - 15:35 [ ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Eine von uns

Als sie im Herbst 2016 einen positiven Rückruf erhielt, war sie gerade auf dem Weg von Standing Rock im Bundesstaat North Dakota, wo mehrere Sioux gegen den Bau einer Pipeline in ihrem Reservat protestiert hatten. Dann bekam sie Medientraining, Mitarbeiter der Organisation schulten sie in den wichtigsten politischen Themen, erklärten Formalia bei der Anmeldung als Kandidatin und bereiteten sie auf öffentliche Debatten vor.

05.08.2018 - 13:40 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D) for US Congress, NY-14: Bronx + Queens / Twitter ]

Believe it or not, I receive nice letters from Republican voters who value 2 things: 1) I don’t take lobbyist $ 2) I’m honest about my views & listen to others

What’s frustrating to voters are folks who campaign on stances they don’t believe in. Hawaii: Vote @KanielaIng Aug 11.

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 [ ]

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 [ ]

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.