Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's constituents complain she's ignoring them to spend time on national issues

Mail Online | 3/30/2019 | Dailymail.com Reporter
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Some Bronx residents are claiming that Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has abandoned them and aren't representing their interests while she's busy fighting for her Green New Deal.

Ocasio-Cortez has been making national headlines for her efforts on behalf of the environmentally-friendly Green New Deal — her first piece of legislation — since she submitted it February 7, just over a month after she was sworn into office.

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Residents of Ocasio-Cortez's 14th district in her New York City hometown told the New York Post that since she took office, they haven't been unable to get the US Representative to pay attention to pertinent local issues including cleaning up parks and sorting out mail delivery issues.

Local activist Roxanne Delgado, of the Bronx, said that she had been calling Ocasio-Cortez's Washington DC and Queens offices in hopes of enlisting the newly-minted Democratic representative's help in trying to clean up local parks and save an animal shelter in the district.

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Delgado said that the calls, as well as a series of tweets directed at the 29-year-old's popular personal Twitter handle, have gone unanswered and claimed that Ocasio-Cortez's DC office phone line goes unanswered and that the voicemail was full.

Another of Ocasio-Cortez's constituents, Bronx-resident Anthony Vitaliano, told the Post that he is hoping to get Ocasio-Cortez to throw her weight behind the community's efforts to get Amtrak to remove graffiti from some of the rail company's property in the neighborhood.

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And, during a community meeting in February, Vitaliano said that Ocasio-Cortez should attend a sitdown meeting with USPS official as they work to solve issues being had with mail delivery in the area.

On March 1, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that she was 'Calling the @USPS to figure out why my Morris Park [a Bronx neighborhood] constituents are only getting mail once every 2-3 days!'

She then updated...
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