AOC just perfected how a politician should communicate with voters

Ellie Abraham@ellieabraham
Monday 19 April 2021 11:08
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In recent years, many people have found themselves becoming increasingly engaged in politics.

Particularly over the Covid crisis, we are seeing how decisions made by those in power have a direct impact on our lives and communities.

But despite that, how much do we really know about what one of our representatives actually does during a workweek?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district, has expertly used social media to communicate with voters, keeping them in the loop.

A video shared on her Twitter account, captioned, “Ever wonder what a Representative does in a week, anyway? Here’s what I‘ve been up to since Monday,” showed voters what the representative does during a workweek.

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In the clip, she said: “Okay everybody, it is Friday. Leaving the office and I just figured I’d give you guys an update, because, what does a member of Congress do in a week anyway?”

The Representative went on to describe what she had been up to, including launching a programme to reimburse funeral costs for people who have lost someone to Covid-19.

She also helped fight for a two-week hotel stay for residents in Jackson Heights whose building had been destroyed by a fire.

The entire video was captioned, with everything she said typed out word for word, making it far more accessible.

AOC ended the video, saying, “so here’s a picture of a pretty sunset I took this week.”

Relatable, transparent and inspiring the next generation of voters.

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