Mashable: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez masterfully exposed America’s broken campaign finance system
Mashable: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez masterfully exposed America's broken campaign finance system
“She speaks to the concerns Americans have about our democracy and about the ways that our current system is failing its people, its communities, their families,” she says. “She does it both through storytelling and by connecting clearly with people’s values.”
In the hearing, Ocasio-Cortez suggests a “lightning round game” in which she plays “the bad guy” putting their interests “ahead of the American people.” She first asks Hobert Flynn if there’s anything legally preventing her from running a campaign that is entirely funded by corporate political action committees. Hobert Flynn says there’s not. …
“A lot of the American people would see that as a huge conflict of interest and just plain wrong,” says Hobert Flynn. “But it’s perfectly legal.”
Although Hobert Flynn didn’t know she was in the middle of an exchange that would soon go viral, she knows Ocasio-Cortez is uniquely good at making politics digestible.
“I, like everyone else, have witnessed the ability for Representative Ocasio-Cortez to really approach issues in a refreshing and new way that engages people all over the country,” she says. …
Hobert Flynn says the brief exchange brought an incredible surge of interest in the bill itself as well as the issue of democracy reform.
“We saw unprecedented activity on Twitter and other social media as a result of this and we’re grateful because it has lifted our efforts to move transformative democracy reforms in Congress and across the country,” she says.