AOC Nominates Bernie Sanders For Presidency

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During the Tuesday night Democratic National Convention, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) nominated Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for the presidency.

The New York Democratic lawmaker who had already endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden, was selected by DNC convention organizers to second the Vermont Senator’s nomination a procedural formality. Sanders ended the roll call with 1,151 delegates while Biden clinched the nomination with 3,558 delegates.

“Good evening, bienvenidos, and thank you to everyone here today endeavoring toward a better, more just future for our country and our world, in fidelity and gratitude to a mass people’s movement working to establish 21st-century social, economic and human rights, including guaranteed health care, higher education, living wages and labor rights for all people in the United States.” Ocasio-Cortez began.

“A movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia. And to propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past.” She continued. “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. And who organized a historic, grass roots campaign to reclaim our democracy.”

“In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crisis of mass evictions, unemployment, and lack of health care, en el espíritu del pueblo, and out of a love for all people, I hereby second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America.” She said.