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-CortezDemocrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled Republican spin on Biden is off the mark House progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting 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 SchumerPricing methane and carbon emissions will help US meet the climate moment Democratic senator: Methane fee could be 'in jeopardy' Manchin jokes on party affiliation: 'I don't know where in the hell I belong' MORE (D-N.Y.), former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden needs to be both Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside Republican spin on Biden is off the mark Bill Clinton shares video update after release from hospital MORE and former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesLawmakers call for investigation into alleged harassment, abuse in women's soccer Sally Yates to investigate sexual abuse in women's soccer league Sally Yates: I never thought that I'd be saying, 'Yeah, go Liz Cheney' MORE. In addition, the party platform the convention will vote on includes policy recommendations Ocasio-Cortez developed with former Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryThe real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Budget negotiators: 72 hours and counting US can lead on climate action by supporting developing countries MORE as part of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day Business lobby calls for administration to 'pump the brakes' on vaccine mandate Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Afghanistan reckoning shows no signs of stopping MORE’s and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight On The Money — Senate Democrats lay out their tax plans Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — FDA advisers endorse Pfizer vaccine for kids Manchin: 'I think we'll get a framework' deal MORE’ (I-Vt.) working group.