The young and popular new Democrat from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has Republicans running scared and women around the country standing up to cheer for the woman who speaks on equality for all people, regardless of race, gender, nationality, age, or religious beliefs.
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) January 19, 2019
During the Women’s March on Saturday, the new Democratic representative gave a speech that brought the house down.
‘Justice is about the water we drink. Justice is about the water we drink. Justice is about the air we breathe. Justice is about how easy it is to vote. Justice is about if we can stay with our children after we have them for a just amount of time. Mothers, fathers, and all parents.’
The Women’s March has faced criticism in recent days due to an organizer, Tamika Mallory, who has refused to condemn Louis Farrakhan, a man who has fought for many years for the rights of Muslim women but has also made some incredibly anti-Semitic remarks. Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged women’s feelings about Mallory’s refusal, especially in the age of Trump.
‘I think that concerns of anti-Semitism with the current administration in the White House are absolutely valid and we need to make sure that we are protecting the Jewish community and all those that feel vulnerable in this moment.’
Perhaps critics of the march should also remember that it doesn’t belong to Mallory, Farrakhan, nor any of its organizers. The march and all it stands for belongs to every woman who has stood together in solidarity across history to fight for the rights of women: Jewish women, Christian women, Muslim women, white women, black women, young women, elderly women, and every other woman who has ever felt marginalized in this country.
Twitter stood largely in support of Ocasio-Cortez and her fight for justice. Read some of their comments below:
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