Not food related but since my days since November 2016 have been split between baking, family and activism, I thought I’d share some of my experiences from the campaign that has rocked America the past week.
I first met Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a Queens Stands Up Rally circa June 2017, organized by my friend and local activist Ethan Felder. I was struck by her patience – she waited in the sweltering heat, in heels and a black dress, while 2 hours of speeches went by, then went up to the podium, and made her case for the need for new leadership, new policies, and a new path forward for our country. She delivered her message powerfully. At a time when Democratic leadership’s message was “We’re working on the message”, she offered bold, progressive policies – medicare for all, criminal justice reform, and a green energy based economy.