Ocasio-Cortez Rallies Progressives to Push Biden for Bold Action

Nov. 19, 2020, 9:55 PM

The newly expanded group of young progressive Democrats in the House, led by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is moving quickly to pressure President-elect Joe Biden for bold action on climate change, racial justice and other issues despite wariness among some in the party’s establishment of moving too far, too quickly.

“We have champions, like Mondaire Jones, like Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush, that are now being ushered into this new wave,” Ocasio-Cortez said during the rally Thursday outside the Washington headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks outside of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington on Nov. 19.
Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Ocasio-Cortez was referring to three progressives elected in November, replacing longtime...

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