Ocasio-Cortez's 2nd grade teacher tells her 'you've got this' ahead of DNC speech

Ocasio-Cortez's 2nd grade teacher tells her 'you've got this' ahead of DNC speech
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: Dems face balancing act on SCOTUS fight Ocasio-Cortez hits back at Marjorie Taylor Greene over 'dumb blonde' joke on Twitter Ocasio-Cortez to voters: Tell McConnell 'he is playing with fire' with Ginsburg's seat MORE’s (D-N.Y.) second-grade teacher offered the New York congresswoman words of encouragement ahead of her speech at the virtual Democratic National Convention next week.

Ocasio-Cortez, reacting to reports that she would be given 60 seconds to speak at the event, tweeted Benjamin E. Mays’ poem “Just A Minute.”

“You've got this. Remember all those poems we recited together in 2nd grade? It was prep for this moment. You've got this,” Twitter user mjacobs324 responded.

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Ocasio-Cortez recognized the user’s surname and responded “Ms. Jacobs! Is that you?! Yes, I do remember the poems we recited in second grade! You prepared me perfectly for this moment. Thank you for teaching me, encouraging my growth, and believing in me as a child.”

The freshman congresswoman is set to address the convention Tuesday evening. The convention program Tuesday is also set to include Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerJacobin editor: Primarying Schumer would force him to fight Trump's SCOTUS nominee CNN's Toobin: Democrats are 'wimps' who won't 'have the guts' to add Supreme Court seats Republican senator says plans to confirm justice before election 'completely consistent with the precedent' MORE (D-N.Y.), former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonGOP brushes back charges of hypocrisy in Supreme Court fight Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight Sunday shows - Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death dominates MORE and former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesButtigieg, former officials added to Biden's transition team The Hill's 12:30 Report: Delegates stage state-centric videos for the roll call Trump fires back at Yates for convention speech: 'Terrible AG' MORE. In addition, the party platform the convention will vote on includes policy recommendations Ocasio-Cortez developed with former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryThe Memo: Warning signs flash for Trump on debates Divided country, divided church TV ads favored Biden 2-1 in past month MORE as part of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Trump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report MORE’s and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJacobin editor: Primarying Schumer would force him to fight Trump's SCOTUS nominee Trump campaign plays up Biden's skills ahead of Cleveland debate: 'He's actually quite good' Young voters backing Biden by 2:1 margin: poll MORE’ (I-Vt.) working group.