Dear Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez,
I know you represent the 14th district of New York, and that tending to their needs and hopes is your first responsibility.
But I want you to know, you represent me too.
You represent all who are disgusted with racial prejudice, with all sorts of prejudice, tearing us apart while the president of the United States fans the flames of racial fear.
You represent everyone who is sick of people working hard all their lives, with poverty their only reward.
You speak for us who are ashamed of how the United States responded when its own citizens in Puerto Rico were devastated by hurricane Maria. Let no politican dare ever say, that the U.S. has nothing to apologize for.
You represent us who see how much suffering and pain is coming — is already here — with climate change.
You are so much more than the vote of the 14th district of New York. You are the voice of America’s conscience. Be, for us, for all of us, the living proof that one may hold power, and still speak truth to power.