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Sunnyside Supporter of Ocasio-Cortez to Hold 5K Run in Her Honor

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March 29, 2019 By Alexa Beyer

An ardent supporter of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hosting a family fun run in Astoria next month in support of the freshman congresswoman and the Green New Deal.

The run, dubbed “The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 5K,” is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. The Earth Day-themed 5K run/walk will start in Astoria Park and take runners along the waterfront on Shore Boulevard.

Families can opt to either walk or run the 5K course, and kids can enter a 1K Dash.

Tim Hayes, an avid fan of Ocasio-Cortez from Sunnyside, first reached out to the congresswoman’s office with the idea in January.

“I think she has a lot of vision, she’s strong spirited, and my whole family believes in a lot of the things she’s promoting and believes she has an opportunity to make some changes for New York’s 14th District, for New York, and for people all over the world,” he said.

Hayes, a professional event organizer, said that Ocasio-Cortez’s staff liked the idea and have worked with him in recent months to refine the concept.

One request, he said, was that the event be hosted in the congresswoman’s district.

The campaign also suggested that the race be held on the Saturday after Earth Day to call attention to legislation that the congresswoman introduced to Congress last month.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (via Twitter)

The Green New Deal—a term that purposely evokes Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal from the 1930s—is a policy proposal with progressive backing that aims to address climate change through the lens of growing inequality. It calls for a massive public investment in renewable energy jobs and infrastructure, and seeks to put lower-income people at the center of a shift towards renewable energy.

The cost to register for the 5K is $25 and $15 for the 1K. Rates will increase after April 13.

All proceeds, after costs, will go to her campaign. In addition to the registration fee, participants are encouraged to make a donation—in any amount—to the congresswoman.

The event is from 9-10 a.m. Free parking will be available on site, although participants are advised to carpool or use public transportation if possible.

To register, click here.

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Anonymous

This is so absurd. She hasn’t done much except get her face in the news everyday. Can’t you find a charity/worthy cause for a run???!

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D

The same-sounding Fox propaganda person writes hate-filled rants, a hair thin removed from foaming at the mouth. Allow everyone who reads the news offer respect for a good race well run and to allow our representative to know all the constituents who support her. She’s a Democrat, democratically elected. If you are a bigot, if you are a Russian bot, if you rant rather than reason, stay away from this event, please
The Real Estate Board of New York, a Mafia-like bunch that shoves for ever more high rises, whose members, many of them so thirsted for the stupid Bezos giveaway, they post everlastingly for the vision of a busted Queens, where ration urban planning yields to them, bullies, they can’t stop pushing and shoving for their way. Their vision stunk. Get over it, and please stop threatening our representative here.
Are all our elected going to need bodyguards? The Secret Service?

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Gardens Watcher

These types of fundraising run/walk events are usually done to support a charity or a more “noble” cause, not to support a political candidate or public official. To do so clouds the picture and intent for other run/walks held for other charities in general.

AOC should direct that the proceeds go to fill an environmental need — preferably in her district— not to fill her re-election bank account.

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Mrs. Garrett

Try reading her posts. She is a Jew hater under the guise of being “only” anti-Zionist; she even fundraises off it. Grow up!

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Mrs. Geriatric off her meds

Mrs. Geriatric your unhinged ranting aside, is there ANY evidence at all?

That which is presented without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.

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tootiestooters

Young man, you need to respect people smarter and older than you which come to think of it, is most people. #hedrankthesocialistpropaganda

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turn off faux news

being anti Israeli gov’tal policies does not equate to anti-Semitism. Stop drinking the kool aid

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El loco

I hope everyone who writes in to this paper will vote against her the next time there is a democratic primary if the Democratic machine actually puts up a candidate against her.

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Gardens Watcher

Sounds like an AOC Campaign finance run, so it should follow campaign finance rules.

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Frank

I’m a liberal and everything, but she’s got a big mouth, and it’s already become a drag.

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LIC DIRECT

Tim Haynes trying to score brownie points with AOC?
I support AOC and think she’s genuine, she has not been corrupted yet by big money like JVB and Gianaris and other congresional reps Nita Lowey, Carloyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, and camera hog Chuckie Cheese Schumer – she knocked off Joe Crowley from his pedestal – Jimmy Van Bramer killed the Amazon deal because after AOC won, he got scared that he to would go the way of Joe Crowley — it backfired and his career and that of Gianaris is practically over. New blood running for Congress in the Bronx, Richie Torres, smart guy – wave of change on the horizon — We will have good decent representation, not like the money grubbing stooges: congresional reps Nita Lowey, Carloyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, camera hog Chuckie Cheese Schumer, JVB, Gianaris, DiBlasio, Coumo, and Corey Johnson.

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run cortez run---away

while you are all running along the shore line why not go by the anable basin in LIC and see where cortez that you all love so much, ran 25k+ well paying jobs out of queens.

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Trumptardo Tubbs

Also see all the empty apartments that idiot real estate speculators brought after Amazon made the announcement in December.

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run cortez run---away

Now you sound just like your Socialist friend cortez and as ill informed. you are all so twisted with hate for President Trump. you really need to get over it and move on with your life.

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SuperWittySmitty

She was barely a member of Congress at that point and you are giving her way more credit. There were plenty of very strong opinions being bandied about and to imply that she was the most influential authority is simply untrue. As a newly elected Congresswoman, she was expected to voice her opinion, which she did. What she said was intelligent, well thought out, and reasonable, but you are entitled to have a different opinion. Tell us, what politician influenced your way of thinking? Personally, I respect her thoughts and her stance and I hope she keeps speaking out. She was duly elected and that’s her job!

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Anon

You’re as dumb as she is. She doesn’t know the branches of the federal government and is incredibly bad at math despite her supposed degree in economics. Morons like you elected her, and deserve her.

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get her out of office

I have said this what she says idk anyone who wants what best for the community would go against what she’s saying. however, I have contact her office a million times for immigration issues to try to help a friend of mine. and all I got was turned away we don’t do this. she couldn’t give me advice on how to go about it. when crowley was in office he had a special staffer help out. I haven’t seen her do anything in the district. and now when she is having an event she’s going to charge the ppl for it. that is shameful

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IQ of a bag of sand

AOC: Three branches of government are:
President
Senate
House

The woman has absolutely no brain.

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Carbie Barbie

Are you joking? Please say yes.

“To ensure a separation of powers, the U.S. Federal Government is made up of three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. To ensure the government is effective and citizens’ rights are protected, each branch has its own powers and responsibilities, including working with the other branches.”

https://www.house.gov/the-house-explained/branches-of-government

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Princess Vespa

Um… You do realize that IQ of a bag of sand was quoting AOC. Hence the reason his handle is IQ. Of. A. Bag. Of. Sand.

We learn the three government branches by the time we get to high school. That is, if some of us make it to high school.

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GroundHog Day

Her widely reposted video prior to taking office (or prior to her “inauguration” as the idiot put it) that she’d be “signing bills” clearly showed that she NO IDEA what her role is. She is charged with addressing local concerns, not rewriting the constitution and tax laws. I saw her at an event way before the primary (her photographer deserves an award: she’s pretty gruesome in person) and knew within 45 seconds that she is a moron. The public was duped: She is the stupidest person to ever hold office in the United States.

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Capt. Crunch

Agreed.

Here’s today’s example of thousands of idiotic things she has said:

““They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get re-elected,” the New York Democrat said during an MSNBC town hall on Friday night, as she touted the positive effects of the New Deal.”

FDR died in office in 1945. The 22nd amendment was passed in 1947 and ratified in 1951.

Did she make it through junior high?

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Princess Vespa

The new deal was a godsend back then but now FDR I spinning in his grave.

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Princess Vespa

If she doesn’t know what the three branches of government are, chances are… No.

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VelvetKnight

First of all, she didn’t say “branches.” That’s your word.

Second, she was talking about the next election. Those are the three places in the federal government that can change in the next election. Unless you’re suggesting we can vote on the SCOTUS directly, her point was correct and yours isn’t.

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Sunnyside Calling

This is truly insane. The Green No Deal has bombed. Will they be running from AOC’s legion of critics? She was an experiment that failed miserably and will be back behind the bar where she belongs in 2020.

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Celtic Warrior

In the spirit of her political philosophy, I assume nearly 70% of the race winner’s time will be deducted from that of the last place finisher…..

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Princess Vespa

How much do you wanna bet that most of the runners are in public assistance for disability???

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anon

I would love to register but I don’t want to run or walk. I’d rather sit home on my ass and let other people run and just give me credit for doing it. In addition I don’t want to pay, so if someone else could pay for me that would be great. This is in keeping with AOC’s well known policies. So in conclusion, I won’t run, I won’t pay and I won’t show up but I want credit for doing “something “. I am the prototypical AOC supporter. Now give me free stuff!!!!

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43rd & 43rd

Pretty sure AOC’s supporters did show up…that’s how she got elected.

(On the other hand, if you’re going to claim local election fraud, that would be an entertaining conspiracy theory)

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JH resident

That’s the problem. Only her small population of supporters showed up, most registered voters didn’t vote in the primary.

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anon

Her supporters showed up to vote ( work is another story) but only compared to Crowley’s supporters . Truth is very few people voted. I was alluding to her pay people that are unwilling to work policy. As far as voter fraud goes I’ve seen lots of dead voters over the years at the polls (PS 199). Voter photo ID should be the law.

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Anon

If your plan is to block anymore homeless hotels (AKA DeBlasio Hiltons) and encourage Amazon to reconsider sign me up.

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El loco

Are you freaking kidding me? That’s all I have to say. I want to hold The Jimmy Van Bramer 40K in honor of all the jobs he helped lose.

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Dont support the job killing wacko

25 bucks!? Why don’t these socialists make it free, free eveeything!! Yeah!!!! Woo-hoo

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Johnny

Fox News got her elected with their story on Crowley living outside his district which only aired about two hundred times. She’s been set up as a Patsy. One term is all she’ll get.

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Jim Beenz

A bunch of NPC’s running into eachother. This would be a legendary failure. The prices are exorbitant and they want you to make a donation.

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wat

I thought the forced “NPC” meme was dead after someone pointed out that the MAGA kid staring down the native american man looked just like it?

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