AOC Launches Progressive PAC

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Posted: Feb 21, 2020 2:15 PM
AOC Launches Progressive PAC

Source: AP Photo/Nati Harnik

Progressive champion Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) teased Twitter with an announcement on Thursday evening:

The Congresswoman from New York then announced that she launched a progressive campaign arm to challenge establishment Democrats. The group, named “Courage to Change,” seeks to seat a “progressive majority” in Congress that will favor radical policies such as Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

This effort is a clear attempt to undermine Democratic establishment leadership such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. AOC and her allies constantly criticize the old-guard Democratic leadership for not fully embracing the far-left policies pushed by progressives. 

This effort also represents internal discord within the Democratic Party, which is an advantage for the GOP in a crucial election year: