For Immediate Release
Ocasio-Cortez Hits Milestone: 1000 Constituent Cases
Video: Constituents Share Their Case Stories
WASHINGTON - Today, the Office of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit an important milestone, opening its one-thousandth case to assist a constituent in New York’s 14th Congressional District (NY-14). Approximately eighty percent of the Office’s cases relate to immigration matters, but the Office also assists constituents with other federal issues such as veterans’ benefits, Social Security payments, COVID-19 relief, postal service, assistance with the IRS and other matters. Videos from constituents who shared their experience working with the Office are available here.
“My team and I are immensely proud to serve one of the most diverse districts in the country, with nearly half of our constituency identifying as immigrants,” said Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez. “I am also extraordinarily grateful to our District staff who have worked tirelessly during the COVID-19 crisis to assist the hardest-hit district in the nation. At its peak, NY-14 had an infection rate more than twice that of Manhattan’s. Working from home, our staff have assisted constituents with everything from PPE and healthcare to stimulus checks and internet connectivity.”
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The Congresswoman pays all her staff and interns a living wage, and, as a result, she has one of the leanest district offices in the House. Despite that fact, the Congresswoman and her staff have attended over 500 community events this term and have returned over 2300 letters and emails. The staff has also hosted several mobile office hours at public libraries across the district to make themselves more available to constituents.
Constituents can request assistance by calling 718-662-5970 or by sending a message HERE. Constituents are also encouraged to sign up for the Congresswoman’s weekly newsletter in English and Spanish. The Congresswoman’s staff are fluent in Spanish, Bangla, Chinese, French, and Portuguese, and the Office can communicate with constituents who speak more than 200 other languages via a language interpretation service procured by the Office.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district.