AOC-backed New York Democrat celebrates primary win by saying ‘socialism wins’

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A Democratic candidate for the New York State Senate, backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., celebrated her victory in the primary election by declaring “socialism wins”.

Kristen Gonzalez, a techie whose campaign for the New York State Senate was backed by America’s Democratic Socialists and leftist lawmakers including Ocasio-Cortezmade the statement to cheering supporters on Tuesday after winning his primary election.

“I know we’re saving the speeches for a little later, but today we really proved that socialism wins!” Gonzalez said to cheers from his supporters.

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“We’re not going anywhere, and we won’t stop until we see a socialist list across this town!” she continued.

Gonzalez is running on a far-left socialist platform promising she will “cancel student debt,” “free health care,” “aggressive climate action” to “build a green New York,” “ rent protections for a good cause” that make it harder for landlords to evict tenants and “make sure our neighborhoods remain working and diverse.”

“We need to tax the rich to finally invest in social housing and build hundreds of thousands of new affordable, green homes to solve the housing crisis and start building a green New York for everyone,” Gonzalez said. the campaign website reads.

Gonzalez, who was part of the last class of Obama administration interns and is a former staffer of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D.N.Y., is also running on a platform of “queer liberation “.

“The trans and queer right is under attack, with our black and brown brothers and sisters being disproportionately affected. These attacks are overwhelmingly focused on young people and schools, but they are only the beginning of a broader attack on identities queer and bodily autonomy,” said the socialist candidate. Liberation Platform” reads.

Socialist Democratic New York State Senate candidate Kristen Gonzalez is backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., and is a former staffer of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. DN.Y.

Socialist Democratic New York State Senate candidate Kristen Gonzalez is backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., and is a former staffer of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. DN.Y.
(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

“In order to fully achieve gay liberation, we must directly address attacks on gay and trans rights, while ensuring that our housing, health and education system is intersectional and provides dignity for all. “, continued Gonzalez.

Gonzalez’s victory in Tuesday’s primaries makes her the last socialist candidate to qualify for a Democratic primary.

Socialist candidates have become more prominent on the left since the rise of Ocasio-Cortez and the “Squad,” and appear more in deep blue areas like New York and Austin, Texas.

In May, former Austin City Councilman Greg Casar beat Texas State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez for the 35th District Democratic nomination in one of several highly watched blue primaries in the Lone Star. State.

To marry, who calls himself a democratic socialist, is vying for a seat that covers parts of Austin and San Antonio. Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett previously represented the district.

Doggett chose to run in Texas’ new 37th District, leaving his old seat open in a heavily Democratic area.

Casar’s primary victory means he is likely to win the general election and become the next socialist heading to the Capitol in Washington.

Texas Democratic candidate Greg Casar, a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, will likely head to Congress in November.

Texas Democratic candidate Greg Casar, a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, will likely head to Congress in November.
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Meanwhile, in Washington state, Democratic House candidate Rebecca Parson said if elected she would propose a “housing for all bill” and that one million people would walk into homes. empty houses across the country to advance legislation.

“Imagine me proposing a housing for all bill to Congress, and then imagine you, me, and a million of our friends taking action and occupying empty homes all over the country. They couldn’t ignore us,” he said. Parson in a May ad.

González, a political newcomerdefeated Democratic challenger Elizabeth Crowley, who is the cousin of former Rep. Joe Crowley, DN.Y.

Kristen Gonzalez, Democratic candidate for the New York State Senate, celebrated her victory earlier this week by saying:

Kristen Gonzalez, Democratic candidate for the New York State Senate, celebrated her victory earlier this week by declaring, “Socialism wins.”
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Ironically, Ocasio-Cortez – who backed Gonzalez in the primary election – defeated Crowley in 2018 in a congressional upset despite being a newcomer herself.

Preliminary election results show a wide margin between Gonzalez and Crowley, with Gonzalez winning 59% of the vote in the primaries.

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