Demanding Medicare for All and the End of ICE, NY Congressional Candidate Ocasio-Cortez Wins DSA's Endorsement

The Democratic Socialists of America endorsed New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday, throwing its support behind the progressive candidate as her campaign to unseat longtime Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), the powerful chair of the House Democratic Caucus, gains steam.

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After beginning her campaign for New York Congressional District 14, covering parts of the Bronx and Queens, earlier this year, Ocasio-Cortez has gained widespread attention in recent weeks after releasing a campaign ad in which she promised to fight for Medicare for All, tuition-free public college, and criminal justice reform—and attacked Crowley as “a Democrat who takes corporate money [and] profits off foreclosure” and who “cannot possibly represent us.”

Describing herself as “an organizer, an educator, and a working-class New Yorker,” Ocasio-Cortez told viewers, “Going into politics wasn’t part of the plan. But after 20 years of the same representation, we have to ask: who has New York been changing for?”

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