World AOC campaigns in Ohio to aid Bernie Sanders protégé Nina Turner's US House bid
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Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Cori Bush have yet to weigh in on Black Lives Matter declaring its support for Cuba's communist regime.Black Lives Matter sparked a backlash late Wednesday after posting a statement that blasted the U.S. embargo and praised Cuba's government.
U.S.hit the streets of Cleveland on Saturday in a show of support for congressional candidate .
Turner, a former Ohio state senator and co-chair of U.S. Sen.’ 2020 presidential campaign, has also received backing from other top liberal lawmakers in Washington as she strives to fill the 11th Congressional District seat that was vacated by former U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, who took a job with the Biden administration.
The district's Republican and Democratic primaries will be held Aug. 3, with the general election set for Nov. 2,.
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The Republican senator said "we may learn something from our Democratic friends in Texas."Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, and President Joe Biden unveiled the $3.5 trillion spending proposal last week. The massive bill would work to fund childcare, provide money for education priorities, and expand health care access to millions of Americans. But Republicans have vocally opposed the plan, raising concerns about inflation and saying the bill will make Americans dependent on the government.
Progressives are pushing to fill the seat with their favored candidate in a GOP-dominated state that currently has 11 Republican Congress members and just three Democrats.
"I think it is extremely clear that Nina Turner is the candidate in this race that answers to the people of Ohio first and foremost," Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said in an interview with local news outlet. "She is a candidate that I think can be trusted to bring people’s voices to Washington."
Ocasio-Cortez said she endorsed Turner because of her stance on policies that progressives have labeled priority issues, including the climate and labor unions.
"There’s a lot of dark money, there’s a lot of D.C. and insider folks trying to tell Ohioans what to do," Ocasio-Cortez claimed. "It's really important that we have a champion that has been in our community that we can trust with a track record of fighting for working people, our health care, environmental justice, living wages, the right to unionize."
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The celebrated interior designer was a guest co-host on Tuesday's Entertainment Tonight and opened up about her new series.Soto served as a guest co-host on Tuesday's Entertainment Tonight, where she joined Nischelle Turner at The London West Hollywood hotel in Beverly Hills, and the pair dished on their show and some dream collaborations.
Sanders is also expected to hit the campaign trailas Turner’s race comes to a close.
The independent senator from Vermont described the Ohio election as a key race for the Democratic Party.
"The upcoming congressional election in Ohio has everything to do with the future of the Democratic Party," Sanders said in a tweet earlier this month. "Will Democrats stand with the working class and have the courage to take on wealthy special interests? I know that Nina Turner will, which is why I strongly support her."
Other Democrats – like U.S. Reps. Cori Bush of Missouri, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts – have also endorsed the Ohio candidate.
Turner is seen as a top contender in a race against 12 other Democrats vying to fill the seat vacated by Fudge, who left earlier this year to become President Biden's housing secretary.
Local Democratic Party chairwoman Shontel Brown, a moderate, is believed to be Turner’s biggest challenger.
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Christian Aid announced on Friday the appointment of retired bishop John Sentamu as its new chairman -- the first person of African descent to take up the position. Sentamu, 72, said in a statement it was a "great surprise and a delight" to be invited to the post and become the first chairman of African origin in the charity's 75-year history.Uganda-born Sentamu, a lifelong campaigner against racial injustice, stepped down last year as archbishop of York, the second-highest cleric in the Church of England.