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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had amassed $4.7 million in her fundraising efforts to help Texans hard hit by last week's winter storm as of Sunday evening, her press secretary Ivet Contreras confirmed to CNN.

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I love her,sass,looks, brains, she's got it all. Kind hearted,willing to step up for people who disparage her. We need more AOC types and fewer bimbos from Colorado who worship guns. Republicans suck.

#1 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-02-21 07:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

I just hope she stays out of Dallas we know what they do to East Coast liberals there.

Texas is lucky she cares about them more than Ted Cruz does.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2021-02-21 10:48 PM | Reply

While brave brave sir Ralphy fled she was busy leading for people who will never vote for her.

Only after Ralphy was shamed into returning did he stage a photo op handing out cases of water.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-02-22 07:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"While brave brave sir Ralphy fled she was busy leading for people who will never vote for her."

Democrats in Texas will vote for her when she runs for president someday! I think this should be AOC's game plan from now on: help raise money for devastated areas around the country and lay the groundwork of good will while doing so.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-02-22 07:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That really says something (beyond political savy). Of course the GOP will cry about handouts and not needing the charity - or will they?

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-02-22 07:28 AM | Reply

Is her fundraising for Texas being talked about at all on FOX? Just wonderin'.

#6 | Posted by Sezu at 2021-02-22 08:40 AM | Reply

TX will probably get as much of that money as Biden's Cancer Initiative gave to Cancer research ZERO

BTW, Biden, on average over the last 10 years, gave $369 per year to Charity

also, TX asked Biden to temporarily lift Power Regs BEFORE the storm hit........they said no. wouldn't need relief efforts if that would have happened

#7 | Posted by Maverick at 2021-02-22 09:03 AM | Reply

She should move to Texas in a couple of years, and run against that Canadian expat Rafael. She would win hands down. Bravo, congresswoman...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2021-02-22 09:17 AM | Reply

While New York liberals are helping out the people of Texas, Ted Cruz is putting his people at even more risk by violating CDC public health guidelines which recommend a 7 day quarantine after travel for a staged photo op.
slate.com

#9 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-02-22 09:31 AM | Reply

As of Friday night, the New York congresswoman helped raise $3.2 million for the Houston Food Bank, Family Eldercare, Feeding Texas, The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, Corazon Ministries, North Texas Food Bank, Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, and Central Texas Food Bank, she said.

All money raised goes directly to the organizations, she added.
www.houstonpublicmedia.org

To raise money, Ocasio-Cortez is using Act Blue, a Democratic fundraising tool, that helps her build an email listserv as she receives donations.
www.cnn.com

Apparently some credit goes to Beto as well:

AOC, Beto O'Rourke Raise $5 Million for Texas, Dems Staff Houston Food Bank

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined several Democratic lawmakers at a Houston food bank Saturday as she and former Texas Representative Beto O'Rourke amassed about $5 million in total so far to help Texans struggling amid winter storms.

As of Sunday morning, Ocasio-Cortez has raised $4 million for relief teams across the state of Texas and joined Democratic Representatives Sylvia Garcia, Sheila Jackson and Al Green at a Houston food bank Saturday. Donations from the ActBlue fundraising campaign are set to be split between the Houston Food Bank, Feeding Texas, Family Eldercare, the Bridge Homeless Recovery Center and Ending Community Homeless Coalition (ECHO), Ocasio-Cortez said.

Meanwhile, O'Rourke, who shared the ActBlue donation campaign across social media, commended volunteers for making "over 300,000" phone calls on behalf of senior citizens "who need heat, water, food and shelter (and some basic kindness)."

"BIG THANKS to the volunteers who made over 784,000 phone calls to senior citizens in Texas today," O'Rourke tweeted Saturday.


www.newsweek.com

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-02-22 11:24 AM | Reply

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13,682,251 Democratic donors have saved their payment information with us via an ActBlue Express account.

The best part? Express users can use their account to give to any candidate or organization on ActBlue. And with our ActBlue Express Lane toolset, you can build single-click automatic payment links for your fundraising emails. That means happier supporters and higher conversion rates.

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#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-02-22 11:43 AM | Reply

also, TX asked Biden to temporarily lift Power Regs BEFORE the storm hit........they said no. wouldn't need relief efforts if that would have happened
#7 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

The whole reason TX is in trouble is because they isolated their grid to not be regulated. What regulations were there to lift?

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2021-02-22 01:46 PM | Reply

The problem with Texas is that it doesn't have enough New Yorkers. It would be a much better place if it did.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-02-22 01:52 PM | Reply

What regulations were there to lift?

#12 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2021-02-22 01:46 PM | REPLY

The industry is regulated into a tiered structure where you can't buy from a power generator. Municipalities can opt out of the structure and several like San Antonio and Austin do. The funny thing is, with the regulatory change called "deregulation" they weren't winterized before nor after. Republicans never passed a bill at any point to require it, and would never until a crisis hit.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-02-22 06:47 PM | Reply

also, TX asked Biden to temporarily lift Power Regs BEFORE the storm hit........they said no. wouldn't need relief efforts if that would have happened

#7 | Posted by Maverick

Yup that it. The power outage wasnt the fault of the republican party that had monopoly control of the state for decades, it was the fault of the democrat a thousand miles away who was in power for 5 weeks.

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-02-22 11:25 PM | Reply

"TX asked Biden to temporarily lift Power Regs BEFORE the storm hit"

How exactly would Biden lift Texas power regs?
Why would Texas need to ask Biden to do that, why not just lift their own regulations?
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#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-02-22 11:32 PM | Reply

#7 | Posted by Maverick

Aficionado of Alex Jones? www.politifact.com

#17 | Posted by et_al at 2021-02-23 01:15 AM | Reply

Maverick sure is a gullible fool.

#18 | Posted by bored at 2021-02-23 01:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Middle Age Riot
@middleageriot

20h
Remember the last time a Republican politician raised money for a blue state after a natural disaster?

Me neither.

#19 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-02-23 12:35 PM | Reply

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