Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America:
If this November’s elections showed us anything, it’s that people are ready for fresh, bold, progressive leadership in Congress — and Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez embodies that.
January hasn’t even begun and already Alexandria is making waves on Capitol Hill by shining a light on the causal corruption and hypocrisy in Washington, and by paying her interns at least $15/hour when many of her colleagues pay them nothing. She’s clearly keeping her promises and continuing to challenge the status quo.
Now, according to The Intercept, Alexandria is in the running for a spot on one of the most powerful committees in the House, the Ways and Means Committee, even though freshmen members are rarely appointed to it.
Why? Alexandria is boldly pushing for this position because she firmly believes that Americans deserve to have someone who has shared their struggles representing their interests on the committee that oversees most of the economy, including taxes and revenue. And she’s going up against a Wall Street-backed establishment Democrat in the process.
If you’re ready for Medicare for All, lower drug prices, and a fair economy for everyone, this is our chance to put a progressive leader in an important position of power. Add your name to tell incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi to appoint Alexandria to the Ways and Means Committee now.
Thanks for having Alexandria’s back,
– Karli Wallace Thompson
Karli Wallace Thompson, Senior Digital Manager
Democracy for America