New York Rape Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has raised more than $ 2 million to help the Texas in crisis as they continue to experience power outages and freezing temperatures in the wake of a deadly winter storm.
Bronx democrats Announced on twitter On Thursday, she was raising money for the Lone Star State, and by Friday morning the donors had reached $ 2 million in donations.
Ocasio-Cortez “Charity is not a replacement for good governance, but we will not hold back from helping people when needed.” Tweeted Friday.
“People understand that now is the time for collective action and doing everything we can / are doing.”
The donation will be split between the Houston Food Bank, Feeding Texas, The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, Family Aldarker and the Ending Community Homeless Coalition, Ocasio-Cortez said.
She added that she was Flights to houston Friday with Rep. Sylvia Garcia to help meet supply and “increase needs and solutions.”
The same day Ocasio-Cortez launched the Fundraiser, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz flew with his family to Cancun, Mexico, while Texas struggled to survive the cold.
The Republican senator shortened his visit by two days and immediately flew back to Houston on Thursday night after facing a struggle to leave the state in the midst of the crisis.
Cruz later admitted that the exodus was “clearly a mistake.” Meanwhile, his family was soaking up the sun on a beach in Cancun on Friday.
More than 30 Texans died as a result of the historic winter storm that slammed the state with blackouts and record freezing temperatures.