Supporters leave notes on plaque outside Ocasio-Cortez's office

Supporters leave notes on plaque outside Ocasio-Cortez's office
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Supporters of newly minted U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezJoseph Kennedy mulling primary challenge to Markey in Massachusetts The latest victims of the far-left's environmental zealotry: Long Islanders Ocasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention MORE (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday covered the plaque outside her Capitol Hill office with encouraging sticky notes. 

A picture posted to social media shows the plaque adorned with pink and orange notes bearing messages like, "keep dancing," "you rock," "you are loved" and "do you."

The notes were left outside her office the same day the congresswoman and group of other Democratic lawmakers marched to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) office to urge him to reopen the government. 


Thirty Democratic House freshmen signed the letter, which was delivered on the 26th day of the partial government shutdown. 

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that after attempting to find McConnell with Democratic Reps. Katie Kill (Calif.), Lauren UnderwoodLauren UnderwoodHillicon Valley: Capital One faces investigation over massive breach | DHS warns of cyber vulnerability in small aircraft | Senate bill would ban 'addictive' social media features Democrats take another stab at preventing foreign election interference Serena Williams, Mark Cuban invest in company working to end black maternal mortality MORE (Ill.) and Jahana HayesJahana HayesLawmakers put spotlight on youth homelessness The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden looks to rebound after tough week Harris adds endorsement from 7th Congressional Black Caucus member MORE (Ct.), she returned to "this loving surprise."

"After looking for Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAre Democrats turning Trump-like? House Democrat calls for gun control: Cities can ban plastic straws but 'we can't ban assault weapons?' Churches are arming and training congregants in response to mass shootings: report MORE with , , & others to deliver our letter asking for the Senate to do their job, I returned to this loving surprise," she tweeted. 

"Thank you all so much for your support. I’ll keep these up as long as they stick!"

Ocasio-Cortez is widely viewed as a rising progressive star in the Democratic Party. At 28, she became the youngest woman elected to Congress in the midterm elections. At 29, she is the youngest member of Congress. 

She was officially sworn into Congress earlier this month and has drawn attention for being outspoken on a range of issues.