Ocasio-Cortez Appears In Donkey Kong Twitch Stream To Raise Money For Transgender Children – HuffPost • Good Non profit

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representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) Stunned the viewers when she called in a Twitch stream at a "Donkey Kong 64" Sunday marathon game session to help raise funds for transgender children.

The British YouTube star, Hbomberguy – aka Harry Brewis – aims to play the entire 1999 classic "Donkey Kong" adventure game during a session that began Friday to amass funds for a charity. sirens, which supports transgender youth.

AOC launched the fundraising game session on Twitter – and then called. "Thank you very much, thank you for calling," said Brewis. "How are you doing there? The government is closed? "

Ocasio-Cortez explained that it was the "longest government stop in history" and that airport officials and food inspectors were not paid. "It's a bit of a mess at the moment and we are doing everything we can," she said.

The player replied, "Keep fighting. I think what you are doing is phenomenal. "

guy, @AOC called in a Twitch stream tonight pic.twitter.com/KNxSWt2kzB

– Alex Thomas (@AlexThomasDC) January 20, 2019

By the end of Sunday, Brewis had raised $ 340,000 for the charity, thanks in part to the woman at the New York Congress.

"When we woke up this morning, who knew that Cher and our parliamentarian Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be present?" Mermaids tweeted.

When we woke up this morning, who knew that Cher and our colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of Congress, would participate in the live stream? @Hbomberguy started raising money for Mermaids – currently over $ 275,000!# The love wins 💕https://t.co/shT1rY0FiM

– Sirens 🧜🏻♀️ (@Mermaids_Gender) January 21, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez's participation in innovative fundraising presented a stark contrast between political parties on Sunday. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, were attacked because she taught art at a Christian school that banned all LGBTQ students, employees, and families. He defended it by criticizing his support for the school "offensive. "

Lady Gaga blown the Pences Saturday during his Enigma Concert in Las Vegas. "You are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian, "she says," I am a Christian woman and what I know about Christianity is that we do not harm anyone and that everyone is welcome. "

Where were you when a US congressman joined a fundraiser during a video game marathon where someone played donkey kong 64 for 2 days so to raise $ 250,000 for a British trans health organization https://t.co/Nk6mgvtwFm

– Adam J. Kurtz (@adamjk) January 21, 2019