Popular Canadian member of parliament Jagmeet Singh yesterday streamed Among Us with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for more than 5 hours for the first time, continuing the theme of politicians getting involved in streaming in front of a live audience.
AOC, who started the trend a few weeks back by playing with popular streamers like DisguisedToast, Pokimane and Valkyrae, joined Jagmeet Singh in Among Us this time, and the two hit it off instantly, discussing politics in their respective countries.
Singh, whose video of responding to a racist at a town hall event went viral, did have a bit of practice in playing this game prior to the stream; however, he was still a bit rusty, missing easy chances to kill and not venting at all. It did not help though that he was the imposter most of the time.
While the stream, which also featured popular political commentator and streamer, HasanAbi did not hit the heights of AOC’s first among us stream, it did rake up more than 100k concurrent viewers, which meant that the reason for holding this stream in the first place, to raise money for eviction victims’ legal aid and food pantries, was a huge hit. AOC in the course of the stream raised more than $200,000 in funds.
“We did it! $200k raised in one live stream for eviction defence, food pantries, and more. This is going to make such a difference for those who need it most right now,” she later said on Twitter.
Jagmeet and AOC talked a lot about politics and national policy throughout the stream, while also praising each other. The highlight of the stream,however, was when the 2 of them were paired together as imposters and won the game. “AOC president, Jagmeet Singh prime minister, it’s the future,” Singh said.
The success of the stream has encouraged Singh to consider more such sessions in the future in the hope of connecting with the younger audience and convincing them of his ideology. It seems encouraging as many leaders of NDP, his party, have expressed an interest in collaborating in the future.