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-CortezOvernight Defense: Graham clashed with Pentagon chief over Syria | Talk grows that Trump will fire Coats | Coast Guard officer accused of domestic terrorism plot Coast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon 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 responds to ‘trolls’ who said wearing white made female lawmakers look like nurses Supporters leave notes on plaque outside Ocasio-Cortez's office 116th Congress breaks records for women, minority lawmakers MORE (Ill.) and Jahana HayesJahana HayesGillibrand jabs Trump: 'Female jobs he created were Democratic women in Congress' Supporters leave notes on plaque outside Ocasio-Cortez's office Chamber of Commerce says will focus on bipartisanship when endorsing candidates MORE (Ct.), she returned to "this loving surprise."

"After looking for Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFox News has covered Ocasio-Cortez more than any 2020 Dem besides Warren: analysis Durbin after reading Green New Deal: 'What in the heck is this?' Dems think they're beating Trump in emergency declaration battle 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.