For a few weeks I’ve been wondering about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and just how she emerged as a politico.
Her path to Washington is shocking, at the very least. My first question was: What were her campaign positions BEFORE she became a national figure?
So I went to her campaign website and took that web address and looked through the internet archive. When I went back to 2017, it was not her website, it belonged to the group "Brand New Congress."
Here's what the web address looks like now:
Here's what the same web address looked like in late 2017:
What's “Brand New Congress?” BNC is a group of Bernie Sanders staffers who got together, decided to make the 2018 midterms all about Bernie policies by taking his ideas & finding 400 Bernie carbon copies to dump into Congressional & other races, creating a 400 headed Bernie.
Watch Rachel Maddow explain and discuss with the co-founder of Brand New Congress, Saikat Chakrabarti.
I know, I know, Rachel Maddow. But if you want to learn about the left, you have to actually watch and listen to them.
The idea is that BNC will select candidates that must sign onto the Bernie Sanders plan and “bi partisan issues” such as:
Income Inequality, Climate Change, Mass Incarceration, Get money out of politics.
Keep Income Inequality & geting $ out of politics in mind for later.
Here’s the official current policy page that ALL of their candidates have signed onto: brandnewcongress.org/policy/
Fixing the Economy, Medicare for All, Tax Reform, Foreign Policy, Women’s Rights, CJ Reform, Voting Rights, LGBTQIA Rights, Immigration Reform, Environmental & Renewable Energy, Getting $ out of Politics, Veterans Rights, Education, Racial Justice, Online Freedom.
They obviously take the far far left approach on every issue.
If you follow the bouncing ball, Saikat Chakrabarti- the BNC guy talking with Maddow- also is an Exec Director of an affiliated organization, “Justice Democrats.” The Justice Democrats PAC and the Brand New Congress organization are essentially inseparable.