The Republcian politicians blame New York’s Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) for the terrible disaster that has hit Texas, blasting a century-old record for sustained cold temperatures and snow. People are dying from hypothermia, literally freezing to death, and carbon monoxide poisoning trying to stay warm. It was not bad enough to have the coronavirus pandemic, then the hit to the economy following it. But blaming AOC in New York, who did not even drive near Texas before the storm?
Rather than worry about the nonsense that comes out of the mouths of people who confuse the temperature with the climate, she got busy, tweeting:
‘Team AOC is launching relief efforts for Texas starting today. Our first effort is a partnership w/ 5 Texas orgs getting on-the-ground relief to Texans ASAP. If you’re able, please donate here – it’ll split your contribution to all 5.100% goes to them.’
‘Holy smokes. Our Texas relief mobilization has already raised $325k for food, housing, elder care & direct relief straight to vulnerable Texans. This might be a little crazy… but can we raise $1M by midnight? 100% goes to Feeding Texas, ECHO & more: secure.actblue.com/donate/aoc-soc ‘
AOC tweeted again when she reached her goal — three hours early:
‘Wow. We officially raised $1 million for Texas relief at 9:17pm. Thank you all so much.
‘I’m at a loss for words. Always in awe of movement work. 100% of this relief is going straight to Texan food assistance, homelessness relief, elder care, and more.’