AOC: ‘Just Say No’ To Reopening – Indulge ‘In Poetry’

Eric Scheiner | April 23, 2020
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D- N.Y.) says when it comes time to reopen and get back to work “a lot people should just say ‘no’- we’re not going back to that.”

AOC made the comments during an appearance on VICE’s Seat at The Table with Anand Giridharadas, Wednesday night.

“When we talk about this idea of ‘reopening society’ you know, only in America does the President, when the President tweets about ‘liberation’, does he mean go back to work. When we, you know, have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot of people should just say ‘no’- we’re not going back to that. We’re not going back to working 70 hour weeks just so that we can put food on the table and not even feel any sort of semblance of security in our lives,” AOC said.

“And, you know, I think that is the most important conversation we can have. And I think it's going to take reading a lot of folks and indulging in poetry. I think, it's going to require indulging in ourselves and our history and our culture. “

AOC’s recommended reading includes topics such as coal miner rebellions and abolition work.