REPORT: Former bartender Ocasio-Cortez waiting for lawmaker salary to afford DC apartment
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told The New York Times in an interview Thursday that she will need to wait for her congressional salary to kick in before she can rent an apartment in D.C.
She explained that the transition period will be “very unusual, because I can’t really take a salary. I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Ocasio-Cortez also told the Times that she had saved money before leaving her job at a restaurant and had planned accordingly with her partner.
There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead.
This is one of them (don’t worry btw – we’re working it out!)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 8, 2018
And now I’m curious what neighborhood she’ll end up moving to, and whether she’ll pick something convenient to the Hill as most do, or make a statement by going elsewhere
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) November 8, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2018
As she heads to Washington, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hears one message from voters: “Please don’t fold. Please don’t compromise.” https://t.co/DhabU5Xcao
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 8, 2018
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