Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking some heat after some participants in a 5K fun run she organized this weekend were unaware that the entrance fee was really going to her campaign and not to promote the Green New Deal as they had assumed:
Participants in a fun run organized by AOC in Queens were unaware their registration fee was going towards her campaign https://t.co/z1TR7H21rH
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 28, 2019
The website said right at the top that the event was “supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal”:
Gotta read the fine print at the bottom of the page!
NY Post: participants at AOC’s fun run on Saturday didn’t necessarily know they were contributing $$ to her campaign https://t.co/K9yQcN2d6x
— Shirley Zilberstein (@SZilberstein) April 28, 2019
From the NY Post:
But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers.
“We’re getting together for our own health, for our planet’s health … and to fight for the Green New Deal together,” the freshman Democrat told the participants before they set off.
Environmentally conscious supporters — who jogged through Astoria Park alongside a beaming, strolling AOC — believed their money was going to help save the planet.
“It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,” a female runner told The Post.
“I think it’s really for this particular New Green Deal,” said Brian Schwartz of Long Island. “No question.”
Well, at least participants got a little entertainment with their campaign contributions:
The @ResistanceRev Chrorus with special guest @AOC singing “This Joy” at the #AOC5k in celebration of the spirit and tenets of the Green New Deal. You don’t see this every day. pic.twitter.com/Yizmej8e1g
— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) April 27, 2019
“In celebration of the spirit and tenets of the Green New Deal” . . . and the re-election of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez?
NYT prints incredibly SEXIST op-ed on AOC while trying to bash Fox News https://t.co/9TX0FUQEbI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 29, 2019