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-CortezTrump takes aim at Dem talk of impeachment Democrats leave impeachment on the table Michael Steele: A missed opportunity at holding banks accountable 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 UnderwoodDem lawmakers form Black Maternal Health Caucus Blue states angry over SALT cap should give fiscal sobriety a try Congresswoman's green coat heats up Twitter MORE (Ill.) and Jahana HayesJahana HayesDems counter portrait of discord Ocasio-Cortez helps raise K in a few hours for House candidates How to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche MORE (Ct.), she returned to "this loving surprise."

"After looking for Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Mueller report is a deterrent to government service Senate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller Anti-smoking advocates question industry motives for backing higher purchasing age 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.