AOC urges followers to back Uber-Lyft boycott despite her staff's $2G ride tab in 2019

Fox News | 5/10/2019 | Bradford Betz
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It seemed to be more "Do as I say, not as I do" leadership from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Wednesday - New - York - Democrat - Support

On Wednesday, the New York Democrat enthusiastically threw in her support for Uber and Lyft drivers ahead of a worldwide strike, but campaign finance records indicate her team has spent nearly $2,000 on ride-hailing services this year alone.

The boycott was organized in response to Uber’s anticipated initial public offering this Friday for more than $90 billion – a figure drivers say comes at the cost of reduced wages and job security.

Wednesday - Afternoon - Tweet - Ocasio-Cortez - Followers

In a Wednesday afternoon tweet, Ocasio-Cortez urged her followers to avoid using either Uber or Lyft to help support the drivers (though “Cabs are fine!" she wrote).

“It’s a small but big way you can help all the drivers you’ve met get paid more to feed their families + support themselves,” she wrote.

Overtures - Solidarity - Campaign - Records - Ocasio-Cortez

But despite overtures of solidarity, campaign records show Ocasio-Cortez’s staff spent nearly $2,000 on...
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