Aug 18, 2020 - Politics & Policy

AOC defines "mass people's movement" in 60 second DNC nomination speech

In her nominating speech for Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lauded the progressive movement, which she said strives "to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia."

The big picture: AOC ticked through several of the crises facing the country right now and really laid bare what progressives are fighting for.

  • "The mass people's movement," she said, will "propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past."

Why it matters: Though she only had 60 seconds to address the convention, she packed a lot in her remarks that other speakers didn't say as explicitly.

What they're doing: "A movement that realizes the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few at the expense of long-term stability for the many," she said.

  • Sanders "organized a historic grassroots campaign to reclaim our Democracy in a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crises," AOC added.
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