Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday said that Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is serving on a joint policy task force coordinated by him and Democratic Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
The task force will work on campaign goals to attract supporters of Sanders’s former campaign to vote for Biden in the November presidential election.
“I’m working with Bernie and with his people. And so, and we’ve made some changes. We’ve listened to Bernie supporters and, you know, for example, we have Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, she is on one of the panels,” Biden told News8 in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
While Biden didn’t specify which policy field Ocasio-Cortez would advise on, CNN Washington Correspondent Ryan Nobles tweeted that a source directly involved with the task forces’ planning said she’ll serve as the co-chair of the Climate Change group.
The Climate Change group is just one of six task forces that Biden and Sanders will soon unveil, the five others being criminal justice, the economy, education, immigration and health care.
Newsweek reached out to the offices of Ocasio-Cortez and Biden for additional information. This story will be updated with any response.
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