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Aída Chávez

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Past articles by Aída:

Jamaal Bowman Set to Oust Rep. Eliot Engel in Major Progressive Power Grab

As votes roll in, progressives in New York state are now poised to win a slew of primary victories. → Read More

With Congressional “Abdication” Over Coronavirus, Ocasio-Cortez Says She Is Reduced to Lobbying for Burial Costs

Ocasio-Cortez spoke candidly about Congress’s “abdication” during the pandemic and what progressives need to demand before time runs out. → Read More

Our Revolution, Accused of Dark-Money Spending for Sanders, Took Only Six Donations Over $5,000 in 2019, None Larger than $25,000

The nonprofit told The Intercept its six big contributions totaled $78,289.53 last year, or roughly 4 percent of its revenue. → Read More

How Young Latinos Delivered Nevada to Tio Bernie

The Sanders campaign held trainings in Spanish and provided translation services at the caucuses. Those efforts appear to have paid off. → Read More

California’s New Gig Economy Law Is Strengthening a Stripper-Led Labor Movement

The controversial law reclassifying contractors as employees is also causing retaliation from club owners. → Read More

At the Iowa Debate, Bernie Sanders’s Most Vociferous Opponent Was CNN

Bernie Sanders took a beating from CNN moderators in the January Democratic presidential primary debate — the last one before the Iowa caucuses. → Read More

Joe Biden’s Role in Creating the Student Debt Crisis Stretches Back to the 1970s

As a senator, Joe Biden supported several bills that contributed to the rise in borrowing from $1.8 billion in 1977 to $12 billion in 1989. → Read More

Here’s How Much the Democratic Party Charges to Be on Each House Committee

Democrats are lagging in their dues payments to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to a party document obtained by The Intercept. → Read More

Climate Activists from Extinction Rebellion Glued Themselves to the Capitol to Disrupt House Votes

Protesters, who were glued for more than two hours, called for the immediate passage of a joint resolution to declare a climate emergency. → Read More

The Decriminalization of Sex Work Is Edging Into the 2020 Campaign

The mere fact that presidential candidates are being asked about sex work represents a seismic shift in public discourse on the sex work community. → Read More

Small-Dollar Donors Are Playing a Growing Role in Congressional Campaigns

“More candidates chose to focus on waging campaigns based on good public policy, not what delights Wall Street donors.” → Read More

At Conservative Conference, Speakers Were Obsessed With the Socialist Bogeyman

At this week's CPAC conference, conservatives couldn't stop talking about "creeping socialism." → Read More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Budget Proposal Would Force Grassroots Activists to Register as Lobbyists

The New York governor’s budget proposal includes a measure that would lower the annual spending threshold for what counts as lobbying from $5,000 to $500. → Read More

Immigrant Rights Groups Trash Border Deal: “Immigrant Families Will Pay the Price”

Democrats had pushed for cuts to ICE's detention budget, but ceded that demand in the interest of moving negotiations forward. → Read More

Black Critics of Kamala Harris and Cory Booker Push Back Against Claims That They’re Russian “Bots”

Angela Rye and Joy Reid have speculated that American decedents of slavery using the hashtag "ADOS" to critique Harris and Booker are Russian bots. → Read More

New York Democrats Could Eliminate Ocasio-Cortez’s District After 2020

After the Census, New York state is expected to lose a congressional district. But powerful Democrats have an incentive to keep AOC comfortably in her seat. → Read More

Ana Maria Archila, Who Confronted Sen. Jeff Flake, Will Be Ocasio-Cortez’s SOTU Guest

Ana Maria Archila, a constituent of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's, will now return to the Capitol as an invited guest. → Read More

How the Green New Deal Became the Green New Deal

The signature effort that has become attached to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Green New Deal, was originally planned to go by a different name, she said. → Read More

Congress Is Pushing Sanctions Against Supporters of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad

The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act passed the House on Tuesday and remains pending in the Senate. → Read More

Progressives Fought for Key Committee Spots, but Centrist New Dems Came Out on Top

The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s high-profile members were largely shut out of new assignments to three critical “money committees.” → Read More