American congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will make her return to Twitch streaming Friday night, playing Among Us alongside Canadian Member of Parliament Jagmeet Singh. Singh is the leader of Canada's leftist New Democratic Party and represents Burnaby South, British Columbia in parliament. The broadcast is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET.
This will be Ocasio-Cortez' second live stream on the platform. Her first foray into Twitch live streaming featured appearances from fellow Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, many of Twitch's top stars, and Omar's daughter Isra. The stream broke viewership records on Twitch, becoming the fifth most-watched individual Twitch stream ever with 430,000 peak concurrent viewers.
That stream was part of an effort to encourage voting ahead of the United States presidential election. Friday's stream has no stated goal ahead of broadcast, but was over a month in the making.
Twitch streamer and YouTuber Ryan "Northernlion" Letournaeu planted the seed in late October, contacting Singh via Twitter after seeing the success of Ocasio-Cortez' first stream. The conversation between the two attracted the attention of Northernlion's fellow streamer Hasan Piker, who joined the plan. Friday's stream will be Piker's second with Ocasio-Cortez.
The full list of participants has yet to be revealed.