New York congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, says that while both she and the senator are pushing for more comprehensive relief in the face of the coronavirus, the fight for a more progressive future continues. Ocasio-Cortez cites single-payer healthcare systems, an agenda to address the climate crisis, liveable wages and justice for incarcerated people and immigrants as issues that need serious attention. “We need to make sure that there are very strong accommodations made for a progressive future in our country,” she says. “We need to have a strong agenda across the board.” She did not confirm that Sanders will continue as a presidential candidate until the Democratic National Convention but stated that he “makes these decisions one day at a time” and is looking ahead to the next primary.
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