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Between the two sections of AOC's district in New York City (NY-14) sits the South Bronx district of NY-15. It's a majority-Latinx district and an open seat following the retirement of Democrat José Serrano.

In a crowded field of new candidates, one stands out as meriting national support. Samelys López has the endorsements of AOC, Tiffany Cabán, and the Working Families Party. She has the support of RootsAction.

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Why would the United States and the world benefit from Samelys López joining the U.S. Congress? Just read a few excerpts from her platform in her own words:

"Secure housing as a universal human right, institute universal rent control, fully re-invest in public housing, build 12 million units of social housing to end homelessness in America. . . .

"I support Representative Ilhan Omar’s Bill to cancel rent and mortgage payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. . . .

"Support a national ban on Right to Work and reinstate public worker’s right to strike by amending the Taft-Harley Act, unions for all workers, pass the Workplace Democracy Act, raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. . . .

"Fight for a federal jobs guarantee, generate living wage jobs through the Homes Guarantee and Green New Deal with mandatory community hiring requirements. . . .

"We need to replace for-profit insurance companies with a single-payer federal government healthcare fund . . . ."

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Here's a bit more:

"The United States must cease interference in the democratic processes of other nations, whether through the use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions), forced imposition of neoliberal austerity plans through the IMF, or through both covert and overt warfare. . . .

"Fight excessive military spending and redistribute savings to domestic social programs that address the root causes of poverty, divest from financial institutions that invest in the military/prison industrial complex, instituting a universal Participatory Budgeting program at the Federal level as a way of creating a path for our communities to have more decision making power over the budget appropriations process. . . .

"Strongly advocate for a Green New Deal following the leadership of front-line environmental justice communities in the South Bronx. . . .

"[F]ully fund the postal service, an agency that has historically made money rather than costing money (notwithstanding the bad-faith 'pre-funding' requirements from Congress). Moreover, our postal service should be expanded to deliver basic banking services to communities like the Bronx that have been severely under-banked. . . ."

Wow! This is what we need! Chip in here!

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Thank you!

--- The RootsAction.org Team

P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Frances Fox Piven, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.

Background:
>> Ryan Grim, The Intercept:  "Campaigning in a Covid-19 Hot Spot, AOC Ally Samelys López Looks to Break Out"
>> Gay City News:  "AOC, Cabán, Working Families Endorse Samelys López for Congress"



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