After vetting the case these organizers presented, she saw that it seemed they were. She passed it by me and our office engaged the Oversight Committee.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 24, 2019
Committee staffers are CRITICAL. They have the expertise, tenure, relationships, etc to investigate issues + inquiries. /2
Chairman/woman leadership varies widely in style.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 24, 2019
For ex, Seniority matters a LOT in Congress. But Chairman Cummings is generous w/ junior members. He invests a lot of time in training a high standard of excellence on the Committee of ALL members.
So he gave us a rare shot. /4
It ALL started with everyday people.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 24, 2019
You would really be surprised how much work here gets started because a journalist picked up on a story, or advocates organized people to command notice of an issue.
It’s inspiring how much power everyday people have. We just need to use it.