Mobilized a full COVID-19 relief effort and raised over $1.25M for local mutual aid groups
When NY-14 became the epicenter of the pandemic, Alexandria and her campaign organizers distributed 80,000 meals and 100,000 masks to teachers, small businesses, essential workers, and families in need, and made 200,000 community check in calls. Her campaign also raised $1.25 million for local organizations and charities doing COVID-19 relief. When vaccination rates in NY-14 lagged behind the rest of the city, Team AOC launched an outreach campaign in four languages about vaccine safety and accessibility - and successfully lobbied for pop-up vaccination sites in Queens and The Bronx.
As school closures led to an increase in online education, Team AOC launched a virtual tutoring program, Homework Helpers, and provided over 4000 hours of free tutoring to students in the community. In partnership with incoming progressive City Councilmembers, the campaign expanded the program to provide quality, virtual tutors in other parts of The Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn.