AOC says goodbye to Community Board 2, which she will no longer represent after redistricting is implemented on New Year’s Day

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With the U.S. House of Representatives on recess during the month of October, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent more than an hour on a virtual public meeting with Queens Community Board 2 on Oct. 6, bidding them farewell since it will become part of Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s Seventh District at the start of the new year.

Ocasio-Cortez has represented the area encompassing Queens Community Board 2 since 2018, when she upset longtime Congressman Joe Crowley in District 14.

“I’m heartbroken that I’m going to be losing this community board after redistricting. It really does tear me up to lose neighborhoods like [Sunnyside and] Woodside from this district,” she said. “It’s really tough but I know you all are going to be in very, very excellent hands with Rep. Velázquez. She is excellent. She always lands on the right side of the issues and she’s just very connected to the community.”

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