Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders Draw Largest Iowa Crowd of Democratic Primary So Far with Call for ‘Solidarity’ Over Unity | Common Dreams News

Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders Draw Largest Iowa Crowd of Democratic Primary So Far with Call for ‘Solidarity’ Over Unity | Common Dreams News

As they did last month at a rally in Queens, where Ocasio-Cortez officially endorsed the Vermont Independent senator, the two progressives centered the event on a call for solidarity with people of diverse races, class backgrounds, and life experiences.

One key to “expanding the electorate,” Ocasio-Cortez suggested, is to inspire voters to vote to improve the lives of people they may never meet in person.

“Solidarity means, I fight for you and you fight for me,” the freshman congresswoman told the crowd before introducing Sanders.

“Iowa, you’re the first in the nation, baby,” she added. “You need to set the tone. I need to go back home to the Bronx and tell my community in the Bronx, ‘We need to fight for Iowa.'”

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