Ocasio-Cortez's constituents say she's ignoring Bronx to spend time on national issues

Residents of the 14th district in New York City are not happy since she took office because they haven't been able to get the US Representative to pay any attention to local issues


                            Ocasio-Cortez's constituents say she's ignoring Bronx to spend time on national issues
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Source : Getty Images)

Some of the residents living in the Bronx are now claiming that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has abandoned them all and isn't representing their interests while she is busy campaigning for her new Green Deal. The new deal is AOC's first piece of legislation, which she submitted on February 7 just a month after she was sworn into office.

The New York Post reported that residents of the 14th district in her New York City hometown area are not happy since she took office and that they haven't been able to get the US Representative to pay any attention to the local issues of that area. This includes cleaning up the parks and sorting the mail delivery issues.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends the 'Knock Down The House' Premiere 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2019, in Austin, Texas (Source: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)

 

Roxanne Delgado, a local activist from the Bronx, said that she has been calling the US Representative's offices in Washington DC and Queens in the hope of getting her help to try and clean up the local parks as well as save an animal shelter in the district. The activist said that the calls and multiple tweets that she directed at the 29-year-old's Twitter handle have not been answered.

During a community meeting that took place in February, Bronx-resident Anthony Vitaliano told The Post that AOC should attend a sitdown meeting with USPS officials as they were working to solve all the issues with mail delivery in the area.

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2019, in Washington, DC (Source: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 

AOC tweeted on March 1 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 followed that up with an update to her constituents saying: "@USPS is on it!' and that 'We’re fixing mail! Solving problems! If you‘re in the Bronx, you know how big a deal the mail issue is here. This is big stuff people!!"

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on stage during the 2019 Athena Film Festival closing night film, 'Knock Down the House' at the Diana Center at Barnard College on March 3, 2019, in New York City. (Source: Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Athena Film Festival)

 

Vitaliano said that even with the US Representative's mail tweets he was still having problems with the mail delivery in the area. The man said that Ocasio-Cortez's predecessors were more attentive to all the local issues that she has been so far. He told The Post: "She has to address these local issues. Her district is everywhere else in the US. Her heart is not in The Bronx."

AOC spoke recently about how she and her staff at the office have been receiving a lot of death threats compared to before, which the young US Rep believes is linked to the disparaging statements that have been made against her by right-wing media organizations. She said on March 21 according to the New York Daily News: "There’s clearly a correlation between the intensity of Fox News and Breitbart and all those folks and the number of threats that we get."