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AOC joins Bernie Sanders for the 1st time on 2020 campaign trail

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  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held their first 2020 campaign rally together on Saturday, drawing a diverse crowd of over 25,000 to Long Island City, Queens. 
  • Ocasio-Cortez used the occasion to officially endorse Sanders for president. 
  • Scroll down to see photos of the event.
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QUEENS, NY — Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held their first 2020 campaign rally on Saturday, drawing a diverse crowd of over 25,000 to Long Island City, Queens. 

Ocasio-Cortez used to occasion to officially endorse Sanders for president. 

“It wasn’t until I heard of a man by the name of Bernie Sanders that I began to question, and assert, and recognize my inherent value as a human being that deserves healthcare, housing, education, and a living wage,” the 30-year-old lawmaker said during her speech.

Read more: How Bernie Sanders’ heart attack helped convince Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to publicly endorse him, after months of indecision

It was a warm and sunny in Queensbridge Park, where the two native New Yorkers were joined by a host of local progressive politicians in a stage in the middle of Queensbridge Park, just outside Ocasio-Cortez’s district. 

Here’s how the event unfolded. 

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