By Shelby Talcott
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to host a Spanish-only town hall Dec. 22 for 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign.
Ocasio-Cortez endorsed the Vermont senator in October along with Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib. She was reportedly the first among “The Squad” to back Sanders in the Democratic primary.
“Join @AOC for a political meeting in Las Vegas on Sunday, December 22,” Sanders tweeted in Spanish Wednesday. “The event will be held entirely in Spanish.”
Nuestro movimiento en Nevada y en todo el país se fortalece cada día. Únete a @AOC para una reunión política en Las Vegas el domingo 22 de diciembre. El evento se llevará a cabo completamente en español.https://t.co/mOPHJy34un
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 18, 2019
Sanders has been targeting the Spanish vote, raising the most money from Latino donors than any other Democratic candidate according to a November New York Times article. A December national poll from Emerson polling also put Sanders in the lead among Hispanic and Latino voters with 36%.
Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley is the only Democrat out of “The Squad” to pass on endorsing Sanders. She announced her endorsement of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in November.
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