While Rudy Giuliani doesn’t understand how a link works, millennial congressional queen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is giving us the Instagram stories our social-media addicted hearts desire. She used her Instagram throughout her campaign as a way to connect with voters, but most of us not in her constituency probably didn’t get hip to this until the other week when she really outdid herself. One blustery November night AOC, turned on some Janelle Monae, heated up some mac-n-and cheese, and went live. History was made.
You’ll talk to your kids about this they was Boomers talk about where they were when the moon landed or whatever. Mike Huckabee wishes he could utilize social media in such a charming way.
AOC has also been using Insta stories to document her first few weeks in Washington, which totally demystifies whatever is going on beneath the intimidating Capitol.
Like did you know that there is a congressional lottery to decide what offices people get each year? That’s literally how we did dorm rooms at my college.
Aside from being very fun to watch, these stories are connecting to younger voters and allowing for a new type of accountability from and connection with our representatives. Like, if I knew Congress gave out swag bags…maybe I would have run for Congress, ya know? AOC is reaching a whole new demographic with these stories and probably inspiring some smart middle school girl to one day get a swag bag of her own.
Check out the saved stories called “Congress” on her profile to watch all of what she’s posted so far. Next, I’d love to see all official voting done by Instagram poll, but this will do for now.
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