AOC’s second Twitch stream raises $200k for eviction defense, food pantries and more

She’s back! For AOC’s second Twitch stream, the congresswoman returned to both encourage young people to be politically active and raise some money for charity.

This time around, the congresswoman raised over $200,000 for eviction defense, food pantries and more. Once again, she played Among Us and was joined by Canadian Parliament member Jagmeet Singh and various prominent streamers including Northernlion, xQc, Alanah Pearce, Natalie Wynn of ContraPoints, Corpse Husband and more.

YouTuber PartyKirby has helpfully uploaded the entire stream in two parts.

Notably, all these contributions were made on AOC’s ActBlue site, which solicits money specifically from individuals and federal PACs with a limit of $20,000 per entity a year. This was a grassroots effort to reduce evictions as New York City’s COVID-19 renter protection protocols are set to expire.

Once again, AOC’s stream was packed full of gaming stars, including the streaming world’s favorite e-boysHasan, Sykkuno and Corpse Husband. Corpse also joined AOC’s first stream where the congresswoman was taken aback by his signature gravelly voice. 

On their second reunion, AOC did her best Corpse impersonation to the delight of her lobby and viewers.

She also confirmed that being stuck in Elo hell in League of Legends has given her the fortitude of surviving the halls of Congress.

Initially, the goal of her second Twitch stream was the same as her first: to get more young people engaged and active in politics. AOC and her team decided to add in a charity drive as a last-minute edition and it turned out to be a resounding success.

The U.S. Congress has currently been at odds over how to distribute coronavirus relief funds to the public.

On Nov. 24, AOC criticized the Republican congresspeople for demanding legal immunity for corporations. The Republican relief proposal also omitted money for more unemployment benefits, funding for local governments and a second round of direct payments.

If you liked this story, check out this article about AOC’s very first record-setting Twitch stream.

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