AOC raises $2M for Texans in crisis after deadly winter storm

AOC raises $2M for Texans in crisis after deadly winter storm


New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has raised more than $2 million to help Texans in crisis as they continue to experience power outages and freezing temperatures in the wake of a deadly winter storm.

The Bronx Democrat announced on Twitter Thursday she was raising money for the Lone Star State, and by Friday morning the fundraiser reached $2 million in donations.

“Charity isn’t a replacement for good governance, but we won’t turn away from helping people in need when things hit the fan,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday.

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“People understand that now is the time for collective action and doing what we can w/ whatever we’ve got.”

The donations will be split between the Houston Food Bank, Feeding Texas, The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, Family Eldercare and Ending Community Homeless Coalition, Ocasio-Cortez said.

She added that she was flying to Houston Friday to meet with Rep. Sylvia Garcia to help distribute supplies and “help amplify needs and solutions.”

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