Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byJoseph Crowley
Personal details
Born (1989-10-13) October 13, 1989 (age 30)
New York City, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationBoston University (BA)
Websiteocasio2018.com

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (born October 13, 1989), also called AOC,[1][2] is an American activist, community organizer, and politician. Ocasio-Cortez is the United States representative New York's 14th congressional district since January 3, 2019. She worked as an organizer for Bernie Sanders in his 2016 presidential campaign.[3] Her tenure is known for her critic of President Donald Trump and for pushing for the passing of the Green New Deal.

On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district, defeating incumbent Joseph Crowley in the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm election season.[4][5][6][7][8] She ran on a progressive platform. Ocasio-Cortez is a member of Democratic Socialists of America.[3]

At age 29, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman in the country's history to serve in the United States Congress.[9]

In October 2019, Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Bernie Sanders' second presidential campaign.[10][11]

References[change | change source]

  1. Calicchio, Dom (March 6, 2020). "AOC blasts Democrats who won't back a Sanders nomination". Fox News. Archived from the original on March 8, 2020. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  2. Nash, Peggy (March 7, 2020). "Why Trump and the Republican Party Should Fear AOC". The National Interest. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Goldmacher, Shane; Martin, Jonathan (June 26, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Joseph Crowley in Major Democratic House Upset". New York Times. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  4. "A progressive insurgent just pulled off the biggest Democratic primary upset in years". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  5. CNN, Gregory Krieg,. "A 28-year-old Democratic Socialist just ousted a powerful, 10-term congressman in New York". CNN. Retrieved 2018-06-27. ...in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  6. CNN, Dan Merica and Eric Bradner,. "The biggest night so far for progressives and other takeaways from Tuesday night's primaries". CNN. Retrieved 2018-06-27. It was the most shocking result of 2018's political season so far...CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. Resnick, Gideon (2018-06-27). "Young Progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Topples Old Boss Joe Crowley in Democratic Primary Shocker". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2018-06-27. In one of the most shocking upsets in recent political history...
  8. Seitz-Wald, Alex (June 26, 2018). "High-ranking Democrat ousted in stunning primary loss to newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez". NBC News. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  9. Watkins, Eli (November 6, 2018). "Ocasio-Cortez to be youngest woman ever elected to Congress". CNN. Archived from the original on November 7, 2018. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  10. Thompson, Alex; Otterbein, Holly (2019-10-16). "How Bernie won a prized endorsement from his hospital bed". Politico. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  11. Scher, Bill (2019-10-19). "AOC's Sanders Endorsement Won't Change 2020. But It Might Change the Democratic Party". Politico Magazine. Retrieved 2019-10-19.

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