AOC speaks at Democratic convention – but in support of Sanders – National

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In a 95-second speech on the second night of the Democratic National Convention, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appointed Senator Bernie Sanders as President of the United States.Ocasio-Cortez’s support for Sanders on Tuesday night was entirely symbolic, with the 78-year-old senator from Vermont having suspended his campaign in April.

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In his brief speech, Ocasio-Cortez did not once name Sanders’ opponent – former US Vice President Joe Biden.

Instead, she offered her “loyalty and gratitude” to those who she said were “striving for a better and fairer future” for the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez referred to a “mass popular movement,” which she said is “working for the social, economic and human rights of the 21st century, including the guarantee of health care, higher education, decent wages and labor rights for all in the United States.

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Democratic National Convention: Bernie Sanders supports Biden’s policies despite some differences

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According to her, the movement strives to “recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia”.

“And propose and build systems for reinventing immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past,” she continued.

Ocasio-Cortez said that at a time when millions of Americans were looking for “deep and systematic solutions” to problems such as mass evictions, unemployment and health care, she chose to appoint Sanders as president. .

Former UAW president Bob King also appointed Sanders as president, calling him a “great champion of the working class.”

But soon after he suspended his campaign, Sanders officially endorsed Biden.

“We must unite to defeat the most dangerous president in modern history,” Sanders wrote in a message on Twitter.










Democratic National Convention: Bernie Sanders says ‘unprecedented response’ needed for 2020 election


Democratic National Convention: Bernie Sanders says ‘unprecedented response’ needed for 2020 election

In a speech on the opening night of the convention, Sanders said the United States must mobilize an “unprecedented response, a movement like never before,” and called on Americans to elect Biden.



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