Ocasio-Cortez Visits Houston Food Bank, Raises $4 Million For Texas Relief : Live Updates: Winter Storms 2021

February 20, 2021 ☼ aoctexaspower-failurestorm

Source: NPR

Link: Ocasio-Cortez Visits Houston Food Bank, Raises $4 Million For Texas Relief : Live Updates: Winter Storms 2021

A fundraising effort spearheaded by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to help storm-battered Texans has raised more than $4 million in just a few days.

On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez was on the ground in Texas to celebrate the success of the fundraising effort, which will go to local organizations providing Texans food assistance, homelessness relief and elder care. She was joined by Democratic Texas Reps. Sylvia Garcia and Sheila Jackson Lee, all of whom helped fill boxes at the Houston Food Bank.

She didn’t fly to Florida or Cancun like Texas legislators did.