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-CortezOcasio-Cortez: 'Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway' House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump Biden: Media misinterpreted Ocasio-Cortez's impact on Democrats 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 UnderwoodRep. Veronica Escobar elected to represent freshman class in House leadership Brindisi, Lamb recommended for Armed Services, Transportation Committees Club for Growth extends advertising against House Dems over impeachment MORE (Ill.) and Jahana HayesJahana HayesIlhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley dance to Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts' in video Democratic rep slams news outlets for 'exaggerated headlines' about threats Lawmakers put spotlight on youth homelessness MORE (Ct.), she returned to "this loving surprise."

"After looking for Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Energy: Pelosi vows bold action to counter 'existential' climate threat | Trump jokes new light bulbs don't make him look as good | 'Forever chemicals' measure pulled from defense bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson – House progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill | McConnell, Grassley at odds over Trump-backed drug pricing bill | Lawmakers close to deal on surprise medical bills GOP senators request interview with former DNC contractor to probe possible Ukraine ties 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.