The U.S. representative of New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, gave a short but powerful speech on Tuesday as DNC 2020 tackle Day 2.
Also known by her initials, AOC is dubbed as one of the youngest stars among the Democratic Party. In less than two minutes, she was able to address the important issues looming the United States and second the motion for the nomination of Senators Bernie Sanders as President.
AOC on DNC speech: “en el espíritu del pueblo”
“en el espíritu del pueblo,” or in English translation, in the spirit of the people; Ocasio-Cortez dedicated her nomination to Senator Sanders in the spirit and love of the people.
Her speech on day 2 of 2020 DNC may have been short, but it covered almost all of the general issues that the country faces today.
“[…] in fidelity and gratitude to a mass people’s movement working to establish 21st-century social, economic and human rights, including guaranteed health care, higher education, living wages and labor rights for all people in the United States.
“A movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia. And to propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past.”
The masses have admired the representative. She has been dubbed as the youngest woman to ever been elected in the U.S. Congress in 2018. She was a volunteer organizer for Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential election, which made her endorsement today only fitting—a “staunch champion of Mr. Sanders,” as The New York Times has put it.
Why Sanders and not Joe Biden?
Nevertheless, her nomination to Sanders was a task given to her, per her recent tweet. Accordingly, she was asked to second the nomination as a procedural move based on Convention rules.
“Convention rules require roll call & nominations for every candidate that passes the delegate threshold,” says AOC. “I was asked to 2nd the nom for Sen. Sanders for roll call.”
If you were confused, no worries!
Convention rules require roll call & nominations for every candidate that passes the delegate threshold.
I was asked to 2nd the nom for Sen. Sanders for roll call.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 19, 2020
Per The New York Times, the 30-year-old representative’s “relatively small and procedural speaking role” may have left her admirers disappointed. This is considering the amount of time allotted to other “lesser-known Democratic state officials” and other Republicans such as Colin Powell.
Nonetheless, her procedural speaking role was said to be apt, considering that President Donald Trump, his campaign and allies, would’ve probably used AOC’s “prominent role” to strengthen the picture that they are trying to paint Joe Biden in, which is a “puppet” of the left-wing Democrats, as per the news publication’s analysis.
AOC did recognize Biden and congratulated him on Twitter. She even cheered by ending her tweet with, “let’s go win in November.”
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