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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says essential workers ‘keep the lights on in our society’

For Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is highlighting fault lines that she says many of her constituents were already experiencing before the virus manifested in their communities.

Five of the nation’s hardest hit zip codes are in the New York congresswoman’s district which covers a portion of the Bronx and areas of Queens, and Ocasio-Cortez says many of the people she represents were more adversely affected by the virus because many of them work jobs that are deemed “essential,” thereby increasing their risk of exposure.

“To me, an essential worker is any person in this country that is

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