AOC Commemorates Juneteenth By Calling For Reparations

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez AOC

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, R-NY, is celebrating Juneteenth by calling for a Commission on Reparations. The holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter Friday morning, “Happy #Juneteenth! To celebrate, let’s pass legislation that makes Juneteenth a national holiday and enact H.R. 40, Rep @JacksonLeeTX18’s Commission on Reparations. How are you honoring today?”

This isn’t the first time Ocasio-Cortez has made the call for reparations. In April, she asked for reparations for minority communities amid the spread of the novel coronavirus saying that the virus is “disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities,” adding that “Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations.”