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AOC bartends in support of minimum wage

In her role as U.S. House representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cotez (D-N.Y.) takes home $174,000 annually; but she picked up a bartending shift on Saturday in an effort to increase awareness about raising the national minimum wage to $15.

What she's saying: At the event, Ocasio-Cortez proclaimed: "Any job that pays $2.13 an hour is not a job. It's indentured servitude. All labor has dignity and the way that we give labor dignity is by paying people the respect and the value that they are worth... We have to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour."

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