Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed State Senator Alessandra Biaggi for Congress in New York’s 17th District.
The endorsement is contained in a statement released on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
“I’m so proud to endorse Alessandra Biaggi for Congress in New York’s 17th district. As a State Senator, Alessandra arrived in Albany to a government plagued by gridlock.
“Through hard work, Alessandra was able to break through and deliver a series of progressive wins for New York State,” Ocasio-Cortez said in the statement.
She added, “Now, she’s ready to take her leadership to Congress where I know she’ll continue fighting for working people.
“We can count on her to stand with our movement on critical issues such as abortion rights, championing the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, and fighting to raise the minimum wage.
”We have an incredible opportunity to continue building progressive power by electing Alessandra.”
She stated further, “in 2018 when I stood up to the establishment, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s support helped me win against all odds — and I am honored to have her support once again.
“Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s backing makes clear we’re the campaign that stands for working people and against DC corruption and cronyism.
“Representative Ocasio-Cortez and I know our party will be strongest when Democrats stop letting corporate donors set the political agenda and start fighting for working people — and that’s why I am thrilled she is backing our campaign,” she concluded.