Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez helped raise $ 2 million in direct aid for Texans struggling with power outages and freezing temperatures, and she announced on Friday that she was running the state to help distribute supplies to those in need.
In other words, the New York Democrat MP is doing more to help Texans recover from the state’s dueling crises – a devastating ice storm amid a pandemic – than their own Republican Senator Ted Cruz. , who ran home. Thursday after being widely criticized for escaping to Cancun, Mexico on a family trip.
Ocasio-Cortez said she will meet with Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) in Houston to help deliver supplies to people and amplify needs and solutions in the region.
“Charity is not a substitute for good governance, but we won’t give up on helping those in need when the going hits the fan,” the congresswoman said in a follow-up tweet. “People understand that now is the time to act collectively and do what we can with all we have.”
She included a link on a website where people can donate money to a mix of Texas nonprofits scrambling to help people get food and health care amid severe weather blackouts , including the South Texas Food Bank, Family Eldercare, and Corazon Ministries.
Ocasio-Cortez has relied on its huge following on Twitter to spread the word about the need to help struggling Texans. She raised $ 1 million in less than a day by appealing to her 12.4 million subscribers.
“Totally blown away”, she tweeted Thursday.
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