Ebene Magazine – NY Democrat « Better At Being A Senator In Texas Than Ted Cruz »: AOC Spends Weekend Raising Millions And Providing Aid

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Ebene Magazine - NY Democrat "Better At Being A Senator In Texas Than Ted Cruz": AOC Spends Weekend Raising Millions And Providing Aid

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MEP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) thanked the donors and volunteers for their » collective action when the people need them most « on Sunday 21st February 2021. (Photo: Twitter screengrab of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)

The Democratic MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on Sunday evening that their emergency fundraiser was for Texans who were killed after last week’s deadly Uri winter storm « AOC is better than Senator in Texas than Ted Cruz, » quipped political commentator David Pakman in a tweet on Monday morning.

Ocasio-Cortez, one prominent progress ive, which represents New York’s 14th Congressional District, used its high profile social media presence to raise funds last Thursday. She said the proceeds will be shared between local organizations that provide direct aid to Texans, including the Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, the Ending Community Homeless Coalition (ECHO), Family Eldercare, the Houston Food Bank and Feeding Texas.

Ted Cruz , one of the Lone Star State’s two Republican senators, meanwhile, faced a backlash for escaping to a luxury resort in the warm weather of Cancun, Mexico, when his constituents suffered and froze – some of them to death.

Cruz rushed home to save the face, but AOC’s $ 1 million in aid quickly turned into two, three, and then four million. On Sunday evening, Ocasio-Cortez said their fundraiser had hit $ 5 million.

Ocasio-Cortez thanked donors and volunteers for their « collective action when people need them most, » and acknowledged that « Charity cannot replace politics ».

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One final update (I think!): We just raised $ 5 million for Texans across the state. Thank you for your collective action when people most need it to change and build a better world. Thank you pic.twitter.com/RzdgXllXoS

Ocasio-Cortez not only helped raise millions of dollars to help Texans who were thirsty, hungry, and exorbitant electricity bills after last week’s deadly winter storm too but also traveled to Houston over the weekend to help Texas Democratic officials Sylvia Garcia and Sheila Jackson, Lee distributes aid to hard-hit households in the country’s fourth largest city.

Cruz, for his part, criticized utility companies for doing so that they had made a profit after the disaster failed to mention how the crisis was due to the fundamentalist and fossil fuel-based energy system he promoted in Texas. Although Cruz opposed sending federal aid to New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, The Guardian reported Sunday that Republicans in Texas are looking to use federal funds to help state residents with skyrocketing utility bills and repair bills. The competitive GOP legislature also sliced ​​brisket and put bottled water in cars to enhance the reputation. However, several commentators pointed out that according to CDC guidelines, Cruz should be in quarantine for at least seven days after his short-lived international outing.

« This man should be at his house by now, » wrote journalist Claire Lampen on Sunday. « He should definitely not help prepare and serve food for large teams of first responders, considering the state’s crisis lingers. »

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