Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—the action figure

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The New York Daily News writes that Puerto Rican Rep. “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets her own figurine — with ‘bendable arms ready to knock down the house.’” Here is the full article:

What a doll! Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is getting a plastic figurine that will cement her status as a progressive icon for a new generation — or give conservatives a new reason to despise her.

“AOC’s bendable arms are ready to knock down the house,” says FCTRY, the Brooklyn small business that plans to produce and sell the AOC doll for $20 a pop.

The group, which had success with a similar action doll of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has launched the product as a test on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter.

Once enough AOC fans sign up to pre-order the doll, they will start manufacturing them.

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The outspoken young lawmaker appears in the white outfit she and other women lawmakers wore for their initial appearance on Capitol Hill along with her signature red lipstick, gold hoop earrings and pulled-back hair do.

A $1 slice of each purchase will go to the Sunrise Foundation, a group that supports the broad goals of the environmental Green New Deal plan that Ocasio-Cortez has championed.

The lawmaker won’t get any piece of the profits and might not even be aware of the project. The makers are seeking to establish contact with Ocasio-Cortez and give her some samples.

“Adding her to our collection of political action figures was a no-brainer,” FCTRY CEO Jason Feinberg said in a statement. “AOC is the face of the future.”

Source: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-20191015-zixc4i6tsfawbk4hwj7h4kta4e-story.html

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