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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Speaks at DNC for Nomination of Bernie Sanders, Praises Movement to ‘Repair Wounds of Racial Injustice, Colonization, Misogyny’

Even with former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive and decided nominee for the Democrats in 2020, the formalities of the party and the nominating convention, and the delegates who attend, must be observed. Which is why tonight saw the formal nomination and seconding of the nomination of Sen. Bernie Sanders to the Committee.

Former UAW president Bob King offered his nomination of Sanders, whom he referred to as a “great champion of the working class.”

“For decades, Bernie has led the fight for working families,” said King. He said that Sanders will continue to lead in the progressive movement before placing Sanders into nomination.

Good evening, bienvenidos, and thank you to everyone here today endeavoring towards a better, more just future for our country and our world,” said Rep. Ocasio-Cortez as she began her remarks.

Here are her remarks, as prepared.

“In fidelity and gratitude to a mass people’s movement working to establish 21st century social, economic, and human rights, including guaranteed health care, higher education, living wages, and labor rights for all people in the United States; a movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny, and homophobia, and to propose and build re-imagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past; a movement that realizes the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few at the expense of long-term stability for the many, and who organized an historic, grassroots campaign to reclaim our democracy. In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crises of mass evictions, unemployment, and lack of health care, and espiritu del pueblo, and out of a love for all people, I hereby second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America.”

Watch the clip above, via the DNC.

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