After recent rulings by the Supreme Court that threaten many Americans’ fundamental rights to privacy and bodily autonomy, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez introduced a series of bills and took part in civil disobedience aimed at preserving those rights.
The bills include a federal right to contraception, same-sex marriage, and codifying EPA’s authority to regulate emissions and protect the environment. She also voted in support of a House bill codifying the right to abortion. And, last Tuesday, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez took part in civil disobedience along with other members of Congress outside the Supreme Court to bring continued attention to the overturning of Roe.
We’ve also been busy in the district. Earlier this month, the Congresswoman visited Chhaya, a community organization in Jackson Heights, Queens that helps renters, homeowners, and small businesses stay in the area, despite rapidly rising prices.
This year, the Congresswoman secured $2 million to help Chhaya purchase a permanent home in the neighborhood, so that they too can afford to stay. We are honored to partner with an organization doing so much good!
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez also met with several immigrant groups from NY-14, including Make The Road-New York, Mekong, Movement for Justice in El Barrio, the New Immigrant Community Empowerment, Adhikaar, African Communities United, Communities United for Status and Protection, Desis Rising Up & Moving, and Detention Watch Network. These NY-14 groups play a critical role in how we advocate for and legislate on behalf of our immigrant community — particularly in our district where half of our constituents are immigrants. We’re grateful for the time they took to meet with us and discuss how we can better support immigrants in the district.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact our office if you need assistance on another matter or to share your opinion on legislation. We can be reached online or by phone at 718-662-5970.