AOC loves the limelight and the adoration of her many social media followers. She feeds off of it. So when she was invited to join in a protest in support of Amazon warehouse workers unionizing, one would assume she’d show, especially if she accepted the invitation. Much to the chagrin of the organizer and fellow protesters, she didn’t.
While attending Rep. Cori Bush’s protest for the eviction moratorium last year, Christian Smalls, an Amazon worker and organizer of the protest, met Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and secured a promise to attend the upcoming event about a week later. But, as Smalls told the New York Post , she backed out only hours before the event was to begin.
“I figured she would follow her word. It was heartbreaking. […] I felt bad for the workers that were excited to see her.”