A online game livestream session between federal NDP Chief Jagmeet Singh and a U.S. lawmaker has raised greater than $200,000 US in donations.
New York Metropolis Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated on Saturday the funds raised throughout her battle with Singh on the favored on-line multiplayer sport Amongst Us went towards plenty of initiatives aimed toward lowering meals and housing insecurity in the US.
“Grateful to all who joined us final night time! Fantastic studying from you @theJagmeetSingh,” the firebrand lawmaker stated on Twitter.
“Thanks for reminding us that one other world isn’t solely doable, however only a few hours’ drive from NYC,” she added, referring to reasonably priced well being care and extra beneficiant employment insurance coverage north of the border.
Singh responded: “It was superior chatting with you about how we are able to construct a greater world. In Canada, issues aren’t excellent and we face lots of the identical challenges. However, collectively we are able to do higher.”
The New Democrat chief, who challenged Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday, stated the intention of the pleasant head-to-head was to attach with younger folks.
He informed The Canadian Press that the 2 politicians share progressive values on well being care, financial equality and local weather change — views that align with a rising slice of youthful voters.