Ocasio-Cortez taking ‘baby steps’ toward finding time for her constituents

New York Post | 3/21/2019 | Staff
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday tried to explain her lack of office hours by saying she’s still taking “baby steps” — but said constituents who can’t work with her sporadic schedule should follow her on Twitter.

Almost four months after her inauguration, the freshman congresswoman only recently opened a Queens office and still doesn’t have one in the Bronx.

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Instead, on Thursday, she appeared at the Westchester Square Library for just two hours during the workday, where she met with 17 locals.

“Right now we’re just taking these baby steps and adapting according to community feedback,” the 29-year-old told The Post when asked why her brief availability was in the middle of the day.

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“We don’t want to be too concrete, we adapt to the feedback of the community, so if we hear that folks want more evening hours we’re happy to do that.”

Asked what people with jobs should do in the meantime, she suggested: “You can give us a call, you can email us, you can add us on social media.”

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Ocasio-Cortez added that she’s “constantly” attending community events, noting that she’d be at Bronx Community Board 9 that night.

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