The ABCs of AOC

It’s a take!

The Justice Democrats recruited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Back in 2016, we put out a call for nominations trying to capture the diversity of background, of experience, of the American electorate. The people that aren’t currently represented in office. We got over 10,000 nominations. Out of those 10,000 nominations, we found Alexandria.” Alexandra Rojas, Executive Director, Justice Democrats.

Who are the Justice Democrats?

“We need a Democratic Party that fights for its voters, not corporate donors, and a new generation of leaders who will fight for our communities and a bold agenda. In 2018, we helped elect AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. In 2020, we elected Jamaal Bowman, Cori Bush, and Marie Newman. The Squad is here to stay — and it’s growing.” How the Movement Started

What are the Justice Democrats? Justice Democrats are the new progressive wing of the Democratic Party. The Heritage Foundation has an excellent report on the Progressive Movement and the transformation of American Politics.

For most of American history, there have been two powerful political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. Probably starting with Teddy Roosevelt, a third has emerged, the Progressives.

Progressives are not exclusively Democrats. They are also Republicans. Learn more from The Three-Dimensional Political Spectrum.

The Democratic Party awakens to the threat of the Justice Democrats.

The corporate donors unwanted by the Justice Democrats include NextEra Energy, Comcast, UBS Americas, UPS, and New York Life Insurance Company.

Learn about all the major contributors, corporate and PACs, from an article published by Truth Out: House Democrats’ New Anti-Progressive PAC Is Funded by Corporate Lobbyists and PACs.

The majority of honest-to-goodness Democrats have come to recognize they do not want progressives in their ranks. My goal is to raise awareness that we honest-to-goodness Republicans do not want progressives in our ranks either.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Published by John White

A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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