This is currently a proposed good article.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Official Portrait.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byJoe Crowley
Personal details
Born (1989-10-13) October 13, 1989 (age 30)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationBoston University (BA)
Signature
WebsiteHouse website
Nickname(s)"AOC"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (/ˌkɑːsi kɔːrˈtɛz/;[1] born October 13, 1989), also known by her initials as AOC, is an American politician and activist. She became the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district in 2019. This includes the eastern part of the Bronx and parts of north-central Queens in New York City. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic Party's primary election on June 26, 2018. She beat Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley in what was seen as the biggest upset victory in recent American political history.[2][3][4] She later won the general election, beating Republican nominee Anthony Pappas in November 2018.

At age 29, she became the youngest woman ever become a member of the United States Congress.[5] She has become well known for her use of social media. She majored in international relations and economics at Boston University.[6] She was an activist, volunteered for Bernie Sanders's first presidential campaign and worked part-time as a waitress and bartender before running for Congress in 2018.

Ocasio-Cortez is one of the first female members of the Democratic Socialists of America elected to Congress.[7] She is a progressive and supports Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee, the Green New Deal,[8] ending the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, free public college and trade school, and a 70% marginal tax rate for income above $10 million.

Early life[change | change source]

Ocasio-Cortez has lived in Parkchester in The Bronx for a long time.

Ocasio-Cortez was born into a Catholic family in the Bronx borough of New York City on October 13, 1989.[9] She is the daughter of Blanca Ocasio-Cortez (née Cortez) and Sergio Ocasio.[10] She has a younger brother named Gabriel.[11] Her father was born in the Bronx to a Puerto Rican family, and her mother was born in Puerto Rico.[12][9] She called her Puerto Rican community united, saying, "We are black; we are indigenous; we are Spanish; we are European."[13] She lived with her family in an apartment in the Bronx neighborhood of Parkchester until she was five.[9] Her family later moved to a house in suburban Yorktown Heights.[9][14]

Ocasio-Cortez went to high school in Yorktown Heights, graduating in 2007.[15] In high school and college, she was known as "Sandy."[16] She came in second in the Microbiology category of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair with a microbiology research project on the effect of antioxidants on the lifespan of the nematode C. elegans.[17] To thank her for her efforts into the project, MIT Lincoln Laboratory named a small asteroid after her.[18][19] In high school, she took part in the National Hispanic Institute's Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session.[20] She later became the LDZ Secretary of State while she attended Boston University.[9] Ocasio-Cortez had a John F. Lopez Fellowship.[20]

In 2008, while Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father died of lung cancer.[21][22] She became involved in a long legal battle to settle his estate.[23] She has said that the experience helped her learn how attorneys are corrupt and make themselves rich while their clients, like families, were being ignored.[23]

During college, Ocasio-Cortez was an intern for U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.[24] She said of her time while working for Kennedy, "I was the only Spanish speaker" which was why "people would come to the office and go to her saying that a relative had been caught by ICE".[24]

Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University with a BA in 2011, majoring in international relations and economics.[20][25][26]

Early career[change | change source]

Ocasio-Cortez volunteered for Bernie Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign

After college, Ocasio-Cortez moved back to the Bronx and took a job as a bartender and waitress to help her mother fight foreclosure of their home.[27][28] She later created Brook Avenue Press, a publishing press used to print papers or books that told positive stories about The Bronx.[29][30] She also worked for the National Hispanic Institute.[20][31][32]

During the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, Ocasio-Cortez volunteered for Bernie Sanders's first presidential campaign.[33] After the general election, she traveled to places like Flint, Michigan, and Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota by car.[34] She spoke to people affected by the Flint water crisis and the Dakota Access Pipeline.[34] She said her visit to Standing Rock was an important reason why she ran for Congress.[35] Before that, she believed that the only way to run for office and win was to have money and power.[35] In North Dakota she saw others "putting their whole lives and everything that they had on the line for the protection of their community." This inspired her to begin to work for her own community.[35] One day after she visited North Dakota, she got a phone call from Brand New Congress, which was looking for progressive candidates.[36] Her brother had nominated her soon after the 2016 election.[36]

2018 campaign[change | change source]

Ocasio-Cortez's congressional campaign logo

Ocasio-Cortez began her campaign in April[37] while working at Flats Fix, a taco restaurant in New York City's Union Square.[38] Her campaign was small with Ocasio-Cortez saying that "80% of her campaign worked out of a paper grocery bag hidden behind the eatery's bar".[39] She gave out campaign buttons from her job at the bar.[39] She was the first person since 2004 to run against Joe Crowley, the Democratic Caucus Chair, in the primary.[40] She did not have much money for the campaign, saying, "You can't really beat big money with more money. You have to beat them with a totally different game."[a][40][42][23] Ocasio-Cortez's campaign did not take donations from big companies or rich people, like Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign.[37] Her campaign posters' were inspired from "revolutionary posters from the past."[43]

Ocasio-Cortez was supported by progressive and civil rights groups such as MoveOn,[44] Black Lives Matter,[45] and Democracy for America,[33] and by actress Cynthia Nixon.[46] Governor Andrew Cuomo, both of New York's U.S. Senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Planned Parenthood supported Crowley.[47] California Representative Ro Khanna[48][37] at first supported Crowley but later supported Ocasio-Cortez.[49]

Primary victory and reaction[change | change source]

Ocasio-Cortez ran against twenty-year incumbent Joe Crowley

On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez won 57.13% of the vote (15,897) to Joe Crowley's 42.5% (11,761).[50] Time called her victory "the biggest upset of the 2018 elections so far";[51] CNN made a similar comment.[3] The New York Times said Crowley's shocking loss was "the most [biggest] loss for a Democratic incumbent in more than a decade."[33] The Guardian called it "one of the biggest upsets in recent American political history."[52] Crowley raised more money, $1.5 million, compared to Ocasio-Cortez's $83,000.[53] Merriam-Webster said that searches for the word "socialism" went up 1,500% after she won.[54] Crowley accepted his loss[55] but did not call Ocasio-Cortez that night to congratulate her.[56] Many thought he was going to run against her in the general election with a third party.[56]

Bernie Sanders and Noam Chomsky congratulated her.[57][58] Many people said that her victory over Crowley was like when Dave Brat's, a Tea Party movement candidate, beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary in 2014.[59][60] Cantor was also a longtime congressman and high-ranking party politician.[61] After her primary win, she supported many progressive candidates who decided to run against current Democratic politicians across the country.[62][63]

Ocasio-Cortez won the Reform Party nomination without campaigning for it.[64] She won it as a write-in candidate in a congressional district nearby hers. She won only nine votes.[64] She did not accept the nomination.[64][65]

General election[change | change source]

Ocasio-Cortez with a supporter in September 2018

Ocasio-Cortez ran against Republican nominee Anthony Pappas in the November 6 general election.[66] Pappas is an economics professor at St. John's University.[67][68][69] Ocasio-Cortez was supported by many progressive organizations and politicians, including former President Barack Obama and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.[70][71]

Joe Crowley stayed on the ballot, as the nominee of the Working Families Party (WFP) and the Women’s Equality Party (WEP). Neither Crowley nor the WFP party campaigned in the election, with both supporting Ocasio-Cortez after her Democratic primary victory.[72] Ocasio-Cortez said that the WEP, which Governor Andrew Cuomo created, was a centrist group that supported male politicians over female politicians like her and Cynthia Nixon.[73] Nixon ran against Governor Cuomo in the primary for New York Governor. [73] Former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman wanted Crowley to campaign on the WFP ballot to beat Ocasio-Cortez.[74] Dan Cantor, Executive Director of the WFP, asked voters not to vote for Crowley if his name was on the general election ballot.[75]

Ocasio-Cortez won the election with 78% of the vote (110,318) to Pappas' 14% (17,762).[76] Crowley, on the WFP and WEP ballots, won 9,348 votes (6.6%).[76] Her election was part of a larger wave of Democratic victories in the 2018 midterm elections, as the party won control of the United States House of Representatives.[76][77][78]

Media coverage[change | change source]

Ocasio-Cortez at the 2019 South by Southwest

The first media network to talk about Ocasio-Cortez and give her time to talk about her campaign was The Young Turks (TYT).[37] After her primary win, she quickly had nationwide media attention.[79] A rally with Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders in Wichita had to be moved from a theater with a seating capacity of 1,500 when more people said they would go to the rally.[80] 4,000 people went to the event, with some sitting on the floor.[80] In The New Yorker wrote that she had made Sanders's progressive ideas more popular to a larger group of people.[80]

Until she beat incumbent Joe Crowley in the 2018 Democratic primary, Ocasio-Cortez had little coverage.[81][82] Many commentators saw the lack of focus on her campaign and her eventual victory as a "media failure."[82]

The Young Turks have continued to cover Ocasio-Cortez and defend her from political critics who see her as "outsider in Washington."[37]

She was one of the people talked about in the 2018 Michael Moore documentary Fahrenheit 11/9.[83][84]

In an act to embarrass Ocasio-Cortez just before she took office, Twitter user "AnonymousQ" shared a video of Ocasio-Cortez's during her college years dancing.[85] Many social media users defended her, and the video inspired memes.[86] She responded by posting a video of herself dancing to Edwin Starr's War.[85]

In 2019, Elizabeth Warren wrote the entry on Ocasio-Cortez for that year's Time 100.[87] In January 2019 the documentary Knock Down the House about four female Democrats, without political experience, running for Congress in the 2018 midterms premiered.[88] Ocasio-Cortez was the only one of the women in the documentary to win their election.[88][89] It was released by Netflix on May 1, 2019.[90]

United States representative, 2019–present[change | change source]

Tenure[change | change source]

Ocasio-Cortez's first speech as a Representative, talking about the 2018–19 United States federal government shutdown

Ocasio-Cortez was sworn in on January 3, 2019 by Nancy Pelosi, becoming the youngest woman to become a United States Representative.[91]

She began her career with a popular social media following "as much social media clout as her fellow freshman Democrats combined."[92] As of February 2020, she had 6.3 million Twitter followers,[93] up from 1.4 million in November 2018[92] and passed Nancy Pelosi's number of followers.[94] By July 2019 that had risen to almost 4.8 million, or about seven times the population of her congressional district.[95] She had 2.2 million Instagram[96] and 500,000 followers on Facebook when she began.[97] Some Representatives asked her to teach them social media lessons when she arrived in Congress.[97]

In an interview Ocasio-Cortez said she had stopped using her private Facebook account and was lowering her usage of all social media accounts, calling them a "public health risk."[98][99]

Ocasio-Cortez is a member a group of newly elected progressive members of Congress called "The Squad" along with Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).[100] In July 2019, President Donald Trump attacked the Squad in a tweet, saying that they should "go back and help fix" the countries they came from instead of criticizing the American government.[101] Ocasio-Cortez replied that "the President's words [yesterday], telling four American Congresswomen of color "go back to your own country," is [the] language of white supremacists. We don't leave the things that we love, and when we love this country, what that means is that we [find] the solutions to fix it."[102]

Ocasio-Cortez's congressional office covered with sticky notes from supporters

Trump falsely said that she called "our country and our people 'garbage'"; she had actually said that Americans should not be happy with average ideas that are "10% better from garbage."[103] Trump also falsely claimed that she said "illegal immigrants are more American" than Americans who tried to keep them out.[104] She actually said that "women and children on that border that are trying to [find] refuge and opportunity" in America "are acting more American" than those who tried to keep them out.[104]

Arrival[change | change source]

In November 2018, on the first day of congressional orientation, Ocasio-Cortez participated in a climate change protest outside of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office.[105] Also that month, she supported Pelosi becoming Speaker of the House saying she would support Pelosi if Pelosi "remains the most progressive candidate for speaker," noting that all the other candidates for speaker were more conservative than Pelosi was. The House of Representatives voted Pelosi Speaker after the Democratic Party gained the majority.[106]

In December 2018, during the orientation for new members of the House hosted by the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter about the effects of business interests by groups such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies: "Lobbyists are here. Goldman Sachs is here. Where's labor? Activists? Frontline community leaders?"[107][108][109]

In January 2019, when she made her first speech on the floor of Congress, C-SPAN tweeted the video. Within 12 hours, the video of her four-minute speech set the record as C-SPAN's most-watched Twitter video by a member of the House of Representatives.[110]

Hearings[change | change source]

In February 2019, speaking during a Congressional hearing, Ocasio-Cortez questioned the ethic regulations that both the president and members of Congress had.[111] She said that no regulations stop lawmakers "from being bought off by wealthy corporations."[111] With more than 37.5 million views, the clip became the most-watched political video posted on Twitter.[112]

When President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen was at a Congressional hearing in February 2019, Ocasio-Cortez asked him whether Trump had risen property values for bank or insurance purposes.[113] Cohen said that Trump may have committed tax evasion and fraud in his personal and business tax returns, financial statements and real-estate documents.[114][115] The New York Times supported her for "laying down specific questions for specific [answer]."[116]

Media coverage[change | change source]

Ocasio-Cortez with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, June 2019

According to reports in March 2019, Ocasio-Cortez continued to get media coverage early in her congressional career similar to a 2020 presidential candidate.[117] She was called "one of the faces of the Democratic party"[118] and one of the most talked-about politicians in the United States.[119] Between July 8 and July 14, 2019, she had more social media attention than any of the Democratic presidential candidates, with news articles on Ocasio-Cortez had 4.8 million views, while no Democratic presidential candidate got more than 1.2 million.[120]

Ocasio-Cortez has been talked about many times on Fox News, being mentioned every day from February 25 to April 7, 2019, for a total of 3,181 mentions in 42 days.[121] CNN found that from January to July 2019, she had nearly three times as many mentions on Fox News as on CNN and MSNBC.[122] In a CBS News poll of almost 2,100 people found that more Republicans were aware of Ocasio-Cortez than Democrats.[123] She was very unpopular among Republicans and very favored among Democrats.[123]

In March 2019, PolitiFact reported that she is "one of the most targeted politicians for hoax claims, despite the fact that she just entered Congress as a freshman."[124] Fake quotes, fake photos, and false rumors about her have spread on social media.[124]

On July 18, 2019, Charlie Rispoli, a police officer from Gretna, posted on Facebook a threat to shoot her. He called her an "idiot" who "needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve" as a bartender.[125] Rispoli posted the comment in response to a "fake news" article that falsely quoted Ocasio-Cortez as saying "We pay soldiers too much."[125] Rispoli was fired for his post and his Facebook account was deleted.[126]

Green New Deal[change | change source]

The Green New Deal was the first piece of legislation that Ocasio-Cortez wrote

On February 7, 2019, Ocasio-Cortez wrote her first piece of legislation, the Green New Deal, and sent it to the Senate.[127] Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts supported the deal, laying out the main ideas of a 10-year economic plan that would slowly remove fossil fuel use.[127] Their plan called for adding the "social cost of carbon" that was part of the Obama administration's plans to fix climate change.[127] The plan would create jobs and boost the economy.[127] According to CNBC, the first version of the Green New Deal wanted the "complete ditching [of] fossil fuels, upgrading or replacing 'every building' in the country and 'totally overhaul[ing] transportation' to the point where 'air travel stops becoming necessary.'"[128] The plan set a goal of having the United States "creating 'net-zero' greenhouse gases in 10 years."[128] Ocasio-Cortez said that "We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast."[128]

Ocasio-Cortez wanted a marginal tax as high as 70% on income above $10 million to pay for the Green New Deal.[129] According to tax experts in The Washington Post, this tax would bring in extra revenue of $720 billion per decade.[129][130] She used the Modern Monetary Theory as a reason for higher deficits to pay her agenda.[131][132] She said that the Green New Deal needs deficit spending like President Franklin D. Roosevelt's original New Deal during the Great Depression.[133]

Not one Republican supported the Green New Deal.[134][135] The plan had support from some Democratic senators, including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker.[136] Other Democrats, such as Senator Dianne Feinstein and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not support it, with Pelosi calling it "the green dream, or whatever they call it."[136]

On March 26, in what Democrats called a "stunt" and unfair, Senate Republicans called for an early vote on the Green New Deal without letting anyone talk before the vote.[137] Senator Ed Markey said Republicans were trying to "make a mockery" of the Green New Deal debate and called the vote a "sham."[138] In protest, Senate Democrats voted "present" or against the bill, resulting in a 57–0 defeat on the Senate floor.[137][139] In March 2019, a group of activists, inspired by Ocasio-Cortez, in the United Kingdom wanted the Labour Party to create a similar plan, "Labour for a Green New Deal."[140]

Committee assignments[change | change source]

Political views[change | change source]

Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and supports the democratic socialist name of the group as part of her political beliefs.[143] In an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, she said that democratic socialism is a "part of what I am. It's not all of what I am. And I think that that's a very important [difference]."[144] During an interview on PBS, she was asked if democratic socialism would to end capitalism, and she answered: "Ultimately, we are marching towards progress on this issue. I do think that we are going to see a [change] in our economic system of an [unknown level], and it's hard to say what direction that that takes."[145]

Ocasio-Cortez talking about her support for immigration reform and DACA, October 2018
Ocasio-Cortez with Senator Bernie Sanders, December 2018

Ocasio-Cortez supports progressive policies such as single-payer Medicare for All, tuition-free public college and trade school,[146] a federal job guarantee,[147] the cancellation of all $1.6 trillion student debt,[148] guaranteed family leave,[149] ending U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and private prisons,[150] creating safer gun-control policies,[151] and energy policy that would use 100% renewable energy.[152] She told Anderson Cooper that she supports policies that "...most closely resemble what we see in the United Kingdom, in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden."[153]

Ocasio-Cortez supported Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential election and appeared with him at campaign rallies.[154] In January 2020, director Michael Moore and her replaced Sanders at a rally at the University of Iowa while he was at the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.[154][155]

Ocasio-Cortez wants more environmental politicians in Congress,[133] calling climate change as "the single biggest national security threat" for the United States and the world.[156] With the United Nations saying that the effects of climate change cannot be undone unless carbon emissions are slowed down in the next 12 years, she said, "Millennials and people—you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'"[157][158][159]

Ocasio-Cortez with Senator Ed Markey talking about the Green New Deal, February 2019

Ocasio-Cortez has supported ending the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.[160] She compared the agency to the Patriot Act and to a paramilitary-like agency.[160][161] In June 2018, she said she would support ending the agency and she would rather "create a pathway to citizenship for more immigrants through decriminalization."[162] She later said that this does not mean ending all deportations.[163] Two days before the primary election, she went to a protest at an ICE child-detention center in Tornillo, Texas.[164] She was the only Democrat to vote against H.R. 648, a bill to fund and reopen the government, because it would give more federal money to ICE.[165]

Ocasio-Cortez at the 2019 New York City Women's March

Ocasio-Cortez supports moving to a single-payer health care system, saying that medical care is a human right.[166][167] In September 2019, she created an anti-poverty policy proposal that would make the cost of childcare, health care, and "new necessities" like Internet access when measuring poverty. The proposal would stop rent prices going higher and create better ways for people with convictions and immigrants to have social welfare programs.[168]

Ocasio-Cortez is a supporter of LGBTQ rights and equality.[169] She has said she supports the LGBTQ community and thanked its members for their role in her campaign.[169][151] In January 2019, she gave a speech in support of laws needed to keep LGBTQ rights in jobs and everywhere in the country.[170] She has also made a point of raising awareness for transgender rights, saying, "It's a no-brainer ... trans rights are civil rights are human rights."[171]

Ocasio-Cortez has been supportive of Puerto Rico. Ocasio-Cortez did not approve of Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to Hurricane Maria and that the federal government did not talk about Puerto Rico's political status.[172] She believes the federal government should pay more attention to Puerto Rico.[151]

Awards[change | change source]

The MIT Lincoln Laboratory named the asteroid 23238 Ocasio-Cortez after her when she was a senior in high school because she finished in second-place in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.[18][19] [18][19] She was named the 2017 National Hispanic Institute Person of the Year by Ernesto Nieto.[20] In 2019, She received the Adelle Foley Award.[173] She was named as one of the 2019 BBC 100 Women.[174]

Personal life[change | change source]

After the death of Ocasio-Cortez's father in 2008, her mother and grandmother moved to Florida because of money problems.[12][27] She still has family in Puerto Rico, where her grandfather was living in a nursing home[172] before he died during Hurricane Maria.[175]

Ocasio-Cortez talked about her Catholic faith and why it is important for her life and her campaign for criminal justice reform in an article she wrote for America.[176] At a December 2018 Hanukkah celebration in New York, she said that she has Jewish ancestry, although she does not practice Judaism.[177]

During the 2018 election campaign, Ocasio-Cortez lived in Parkchester, Bronx, with her boyfriend, web developer[178] Riley Roberts.[179][180][181]

In 2019, Ocasio-Cortez was named as one of the 2019 BBC 100 Women.[182]

In 2020, Ocasio-Cortez was a guest judge on an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.[183][184]

Electoral history[change | change source]

2018 New York's 14th congressional district Democratic Primary[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 16,898 56.7
Democratic Joseph Crowley (incumbent) 12,880 43.3
Total votes 29,778 100.0
2018 New York's 14th congressional district general election[76]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 110,318 78.2
Republican Anthony Pappas 19,202 13.6
Working Families Joseph Crowley 8,075 5.7
Women's Equality Joseph Crowley 1,273 0.9
Total Joseph Crowley (incumbent) 9,348 6.6
Conservative Elizabeth Perri 2,254 1.6
Total votes 141,122 100.0
Democratic hold

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Big money is a political phrase meaning large companies or lobbying groups donating to a political campaign.[41]

References[change | change source]

  1. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (May 30, 2018). "The Courage to Change | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez". Archived from the original on January 27, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  2. Murphy, Tim (June 26, 2018). "A progressive insurgent just pulled off the biggest Democratic primary upset in years". Mother Jones. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Krieg, Gregory (June 27, 2018). "A 28-year-old Democratic Socialist just ousted a powerful, 10-term congressman in New York". Atlanta, Georgia: CNN. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018. in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season
  4. Merica, Dan; Bradner, Eric (June 27, 2018). "The biggest night so far for progressives and other takeaways from Tuesday night's primaries". CNN. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018. It was the most shocking result of 2018's political season so far ...
  5. 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.
  6. "Did U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Graduate Cum Laude from Boston University?". Snopes.com. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  7. Isserman, Maurice (November 8, 2018). "Socialists in the House: A 100-Year History from Victor Berger to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez". In These Times. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  8. "Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline". NPR.org. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Newman, Andy; Wang, Vivian; Ferré-Sadurní, Luis (June 27, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Emerges as a Political Star". The New York Times. New York City. Archived from the original on June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  10. "Meet Alexandria". Ocasio 2018. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  11. Igoe, Katherine J. (February 8, 2019). "Who Is Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's Brother Gabriel? He's an Artist and Musician". Marie Claire. Archived from the original on February 12, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Wang, Vivian (June 27, 2018). "Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? A Democratic Giant Slayer". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  13. Goldmacher, Shane (December 10, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Jewish, Too?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on January 19, 2019. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  14. Groves, Stephen (July 3, 2018). "Rising Political Star Ocasio-Cortez Defends Bronx Roots". U.S. News & World Report. AP. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  15. Keane, Isabel (June 28, 2018). "Bronx political star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commuted to Yorktown for high school". lohud.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2018. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  16. Yglesias, Matthew (January 4, 2019). "Conservatives' Obsession With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's High School, Explained". Vox. Vox Media. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  17. "Intel ISEF Alumna Headed to Capitol Hill". Society for Science & the Public. Archived from the original on November 30, 2018. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Malloy, Daniel (June 23, 2018). "This Berniecrat Aims to Unseat a Queens Power Broker". Ozy. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Chamberlin, Alan (2007-08-30). "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Archived from the original on August 9, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez named 2017 NHI Person of the Year". NHI Magazine. December 31, 2017. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  21. Lungariello, Mark; Bandler, Jonathan (July 4, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes heat for growing up in Westchester". lohud.com. Archived from the original on January 27, 2019. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  22. Scahill, Jeremy (June 27, 2018). "An Interview With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Young Democratic Socialist Who Just Shocked the Establishment". The Intercept. Archived from the original on September 3, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018. One of the big decisions though was that I was at Standing Rock in December 2016...The day after I got off camp, I was contacted by a progressive organization, Brand New Congress, which was seeking to mount non-corporate candidates in the 2018 midterm.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Chavez, Aida; Grim, Ryan (May 22, 2018). "A Primary Against the Machine: a Bronx Activist Looks to Dethrone Joseph Crowley, The King of Queens". The Intercept. New York City: First Look Media. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  24. 24.0 24.1 Joyce, A.P. (February 28, 2018). "Meet the young progressive Latina trying to oust one of the most powerful Democrats in the House". Mic.com. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  25. Boston University Commencement 2011 (PDF). p. 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 23, 2015.
  26. Embury-Dennis, Tom (June 27, 2018). "Everything you need to know about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old socialist hailed as the 'future of the Democratic Party'". The Independent. London, England: Independent Print Ltd. Archived from the original on June 28, 2018. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Frej, Willa (June 27, 2018). "5 Reasons Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Stands Out". HuffPost. New York City: Huffington Post Media Group. Archived from the original on July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  28. Gambino, Lauren (June 27, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: who is the new progressive star of the Democrats?". The Guardian. London, England. Archived from the original on July 2, 2018. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  29. Beekman, Daniel (July 17, 2012). "Diverse group of startups thriving at city-sponsored Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator in Hunts Point". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  30. Vincent, Isabel; Klein, Melissa (2019-03-10). "Company founded by Ocasio-Cortez in 2012 still owes $1,870 in taxes". New York Post. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  31. "Collegiate World Series – The National Hispanic Institute". Archived from the original on January 8, 2019. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  32. Weigel, David (June 27, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, takes out 10-term congressman in New York's Democratic primary". National Post. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Goldmacher, Shane; Martin, Jonathan (June 26, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Joseph Crowley in Major Democratic House Upset". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  34. 34.0 34.1 Murphy, Tim (Jun 27, 2018). "How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off the year's biggest political upset". Mother Jones. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Piaella, Gabriella (June 25, 2018). "The 28-Year-Old at the Center of One of This Year's Most Exciting Primaries". The Cut. New York City: New York Media. Archived from the original on June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  36. 36.0 36.1 Relman, Eliza (January 6, 2019). "The Truth about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The inside story of how, in just one year, Sandy the bartender became a lawmaker who triggers both parties". The Insider. Retrieved March 23, 2019. Soon after Election Day in 2016, Ocasio-Cortez's younger brother, Gabriel, sent her name to Brand New Congress, a Bernie Sanders-inspired group recruiting candidates for the House and Senate. When she got home from her North Dakota trip, a leader of BNC called her out of the blue with an ask: Will you run for US Congress in New York's 14th district?
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 Grigoryan, Nune; Suetzl, Wolfgang (2019). "Hybridized political participation". In Atkinson, Joshua D.; Kenix, Linda (eds.). Alternative Media Meets Mainstream Politics: Activist Nation Rising. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 190. ISBN 9781498584357.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  38. Manriquez, Pablo (December 14, 2018). "The Gospel of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez". Roll Call. Archived from the original on January 27, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  39. 39.0 39.1 Cadigan, Hilary (November 7, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Learned Her Most Important Lessons from Restaurants". Bon Appetit. Archived from the original on January 27, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  40. 40.0 40.1 Ferguson, John (3 March 2019). "Talented US Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tipped to light up White House". dailyrecord. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  41. "How Big Money Corrupts the Economy". Democracy Journal. December 1, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  42. Leigh, Anna (2020). Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Political Headliner. Lerner Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-5415-7747-3 – via Google Books.
  43. Budds, Diana (July 2, 2018). "The brilliance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's bold campaign design". Vox. Archived from the original on January 27, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  44. Chamberlain, Samuel (June 26, 2018). "Rep. Joe Crowley defeated in Democratic primary upset by newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez". Fox News Channel. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  45. Raina, Lipsitz (June 22, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fights the Power". The Nation. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  46. Campanile, Carl (September 26, 2019). "Cynthia Nixon endorses Bronx principal in bid to oust Rep. Eliot Engel".
  47. "Endorsements: Joe Crowley for Congress". Crowley for Congress. Archived from the original on June 14, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  48. Gray, Briahna; Grim, Ryan (June 13, 2018). "Under Pressure From Progressives, Rep. Ro Khanna Endorses Both Democrats in Contentious New York Primary". The Intercept. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  49. Lisa Hagen (June 26, 2018). "Political stunner! Crowley knocked off by millennial challenger". The Hill. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  50. 50.0 50.1 "New York State Primary Election Results". The New York Times. June 28, 2017. Archived from the original on July 22, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  51. Elliott, Philip (June 26, 2018). "How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pulled Off the Biggest Upset of 2018". Time. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  52. Jacobs, Ben (June 26, 2018). "Democrats see major upset as socialist beats top-ranking US congressman". The Guardian. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  53. Hajela, Deepti (June 27, 2018). "Political novice Ocasio-Cortez scores for progressives in NY". Associated Press. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  54. "Ocasio-Cortez Sparks 'Socialism' Lookups Searches jump over 1500% after victory". Merriam-Webster. June 27, 2018. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  55. "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat". BBC. June 26, 2018. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  56. 56.0 56.1 Gstalter, Morgan (July 12, 2018). "Ocasio-Cortez accuses defeated Dem of mounting third-party challenge". The Hill. Crowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Thursday. Instead, he's stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls... Numerous phone calls have been set up but Ocasio-Cortez's aides have failed to follow through with providing a phone number, the aide [to Crowley] said.
  57. Seitz-Wald, Alex (June 26, 2018). "High-ranking Democrat ousted in stunning primary loss to newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez". NBC News. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  58. Chomsky, Noam. Interview with Amy Goodman. Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Spectacular" Victory & Growing Split in Democratic Party. July 27, 2018. Assessed on July 30, 2018.
  59. Kilgore, Ed (June 26, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ousts Joe Crowley, a Top House Democrat, in Stunning Upset". New York. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018. In a shocker that is already being compared to the 2014 primary loss by then–House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus (the fourth-ranking leadership position among House Democrats), ten-term veteran Joe Crowley has been upset by 28-year-old first-time candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Bronx-Queens 14th congressional district.
  60. Stelter, Brian (June 27, 2018). "Progressive media saw the Ocasio-Cortez upset coming". CNN. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  61. Lachman, Samantha (June 11, 2014). "With Eric Cantor Defeat, Congressional Republicans Lose Only Non-Christian". HuffPost. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2018. Cantor [was] the second-ranking House Republican and highest-ranking Jewish member.
  62. Nichols, John (August 15, 2018). "The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Effect The Democratic party's new rock star is storming the country on behalf of insurgent populists". The Nation. Archived from the original on August 23, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  63. Nahmias, Laura (July 5, 2018). "'You can beat the establishment': Ocasio-Cortez crashes Democratic primaries The New York insurgent is stepping on toes as she rallies progressive candidates across the country". Politico. Archived from the original on July 7, 2018. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Verhovek, John (July 11, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins primary in district she was not running in". ABC News. Archived from the original on July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  65. Nilsen, Ella (July 11, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just won a House primary as a write-in – for a district she wasn't intending to run in". Vox. Archived from the original on July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  66. Sakellis, Eleni (June 17, 2018). "Prof. Anthony Pappas Running for Congress". The National Herald. Archived from the original on June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  67. Hicks, Nolan (June 27, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will run against St. John's professor". New York Post. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  68. "Anthony Pappas, PhD". St. John's University. Archived from the original on June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  69. Matthews, Karen; Hajela, Deepti (June 28, 2018). "Shock, then ambition: Ocasio-Cortez hopes to shake up House". Associated Press. Archived from the original on June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  70. Mitchell, Andrea (June 27, 2018). "Bernie Sanders weighs in on Ocasio-Cortez's victory". MSNBC. Archived from the original on July 10, 2018. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  71. Wise, Justin (October 1, 2018). "Obama announces endorsement for Ocasio-Cortez". The Hill. Archived from the original on November 7, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  72. Lovett, Kenneth (July 12, 2018). "Ocasio-Cortez rips Crowley for not giving up Working Families Party line". New York Daily News. New York. Archived from the original on July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  73. 73.0 73.1 Julia Conley (July 19, 2018). "Cynthia Nixon and Ocasio-Cortez Blast 'Cynical' Cuomo-Backed Women's Equality Party for Endorsing Male Centrists in New York". Common Dreams. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  74. Lieberman, Joseph (July 17, 2018). "Vote Joe Crowley, for Working Families". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  75. Cantor, Dan (July 25, 2018). "Vote against Joe Crowley in November: The Working Families Party chair regrets not endorsing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on July 26, 2018. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  76. 76.0 76.1 76.2 76.3 "Certified Results from the November 6, 2018 General Election for U.S. Congress" (PDF). New York Board of Elections. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  77. Vincent, Isabel (March 3, 2019). "Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff might have broken campaign finance laws". New York Post. Archived from the original on March 6, 2019. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  78. Okun, Eli (2019). "Saikat Chakrabarti". Politico. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  79. Smarsh, Sarah (2018-07-26). "They thought this was Trump country. Hell no". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  80. 80.0 80.1 80.2 Wallace-Wells, Benjamin (July 23, 2018). "Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Kansas". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  81. Calderone, Michael (June 27, 2018). "Times takes heat for missing Crowley's defeat". Politico. Archived from the original on June 30, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  82. 82.0 82.1 Sullivan, Margaret (June 28, 2018). "Perspective: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory points to a media failure that keeps repeating". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  83. Fang, Marina (September 12, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains This Year's Progressive Wave in Michael Moore's New Film". HuffPost. Archived from the original on January 16, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  84. mmflint (August 9, 2018). "Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 : Official Trailer - In Theaters 9/21". Archived from the original on March 3, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  85. 85.0 85.1 Lyons, Kate; Walters, Joanna (January 4, 2019). "Ocasio-Cortez's response to jibes about college dance video? A congressional dance video". The Guardian. Archived from the original on January 13, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  86. May, Tiffany (January 4, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Video Was Meant as a Smear, but It Backfired". The New York Times. Archived from the original on February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  87. Warren, Elizabeth (April 17, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is on the 2019 TIME 100 List". Time.com. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  88. 88.0 88.1 Ryan, Patrick (January 28, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprises at Sundance premiere of her emotional new documentary". USA Today. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  89. Palmer, Ewan (January 28, 2019). "Knock Down the House: Watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Receive Standing Ovation From Sundance Audience After Documentary Screening". Newsweek. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  90. Wilkinson, Alissa (April 22, 2019). "Watch: Netflix's Knock Down the House trailer is here to make politics feel a little more hopeful". Vox. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  91. "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, youngest women ever to be elected to Congress, sworn in". Global News. January 3, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  92. 92.0 92.1 McCammond, Alexi (November 28, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has as much social media clout as her fellow freshman Democrats, combined". Axios. Archived from the original on November 28, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  93. "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)". Archived from the original on January 1, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019 – via Twitter.
  94. Edmondson, Catie; Emily Cochrane; Lisa Friedman (January 6, 2019). "Liberal Freshmen Are Shaking the Capitol Just Days into the New Congress". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 13, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  95. "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Statistics on Twitter followers". Socialbakers.com. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  96. "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@ocasio2018)". Archived from the original on January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 4, 2019 – via Instagram.
  97. 97.0 97.1 Benwell, Max (February 12, 2019). "💃😂✊: How Ocasio-Cortez beat everyone at Twitter in nine tweets". The Guardian. Archived from the original on February 15, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  98. acast (2019-04-15). "AOC unfiltered | Skullduggery on acast". acast. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  99. Shaban, Hamza (April 15, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quits Facebook, calls social media a 'public health risk'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  100. Epstein, Kayla (January 16, 2019). "For Ayanna Pressley, the beauty of unexpected wins led to Congress and a historic office". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  101. "Trump to congresswomen of colour: Leave the US". BBC News. 15 July 2019. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  102. Naylor, Brian (July 15, 2019). "Lawmakers Respond To Trump's Racist Comments: We Are Here To Stay". NPR. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  103. Dale, Daniel (July 20, 2019). "Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ocasio-Cortez of calling Americans 'garbage'". CNN. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  104. 104.0 104.1 Greenberg, Jon; Sherman, Amy (July 18, 2019). "Fact-checking Trump's misleading attacks on Omar, Ocasio-Cortez in North Carolina".
  105. Gaudiano, Nicole (November 13, 2018). "On her first day of orientation on Capitol Hill, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez protests in Pelosi's office". USA Today. Archived from the original on November 27, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  106. LeBlanc, Paul (November 22, 2018). "Ocasio-Cortez backs Pelosi for speaker as long as she 'remains the most progressive candidate'". CNN. Archived from the original on November 26, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  107. Relman, Eliza (December 6, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and House freshmen are protesting orientation". Business Insider. Archived from the original on December 17, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  108. Hignett, Katherine (August 2, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts 'Bipartisan' Congressional Orientation: 'Lobbyists are here...Where's Labor?'". Newsweek. Archived from the original on December 16, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  109. Gangitano, Alex (December 6, 2018). "Ocasio-Cortez rips presence of lobbyists at orientation event". TheHill. Archived from the original on December 17, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  110. Gajanan, Mahita (January 18, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's First House Speech Broke a C-SPAN Record". Time. Archived from the original on January 18, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  111. 111.0 111.1 Wyatt, Tim (February 8, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers devastating dissection of US financial system and political corruption in congress speech". The Independent. Archived from the original on February 10, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  112. Wolfson, Sam (February 14, 2019). "Why Ocasio-Cortez's lesson in dark money is the most-watched political video". The Guardian. Archived from the original on February 15, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  113. Zapotosky, Matt; Demirjian, Karoun; Helderman, Rosalind S.; Bade, Rachael; Harris, Shane (February 27, 2019). "Michael Cohen concludes his testimony: 'I will not sit back'". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  114. James Pindell (February 27, 2019). "10 big moments from Cohen's testimony". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on March 2, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  115. Picchi, Aimee (February 28, 2019). "Michael Cohen claims Trump lies about his wealth – here's why it matters". CBS News. Archived from the original on March 2, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  116. Woodruff, Judy; Shields, Mark; Brooks, David (Mar 1, 2019). "Shields and Brooks on Cohen testimony, North Korea summit". PBS News Hour (Transcript). Archived from the original on March 2, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  117. Bump, Phillip (March 21, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not the 'second most talked-about politician in America'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  118. Kludt, Tom (March 21, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 'second most talked-about politician in America,' graces Time cover". CNN. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  119. Alter, Charlotte (March 21, 2019). "'Change Is Closer Than We Think.' Inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Unlikely Rise". Time. Retrieved 2019-03-28. Wonder Woman of the left, Wicked Witch of the right, Ocasio-Cortez has become the second most talked-about politician in America, after the President of the United States... No lawmaker in recent memory has translated so few votes into so much political and social capital so quickly.
  120. Bauder, David (July 18, 2019). "Stats show how AOC dominating social media attention". Associated Press. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  121. Smith, David (April 12, 2019). "Fox mentions Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 days running – 3,181 times". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  122. Stelter, Brian (July 22, 2019). "How Fox News fuels Trump's fixation with AOC and Ilhan Omar". CNN Business. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  123. 123.0 123.1 Backus, Fred; Salvanto, Anthony (July 21, 2019). "Most Americans disagree with Trump's "go back" tweets — CBS News poll". CBS News. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  124. 124.0 124.1 O'Rourke, Ciara (March 27, 2019). "No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez probably didn't say that". Politifact. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  125. 125.0 125.1 Calder, Chad (July 20, 2019). "Gretna police officer suggests U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'needs a round' in social media post". nola.com. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  126. Smith, Allan (July 22, 2019). "Louisiana police officer fired after suggesting AOC should be shot". NBC News. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  127. 127.0 127.1 127.2 127.3 DePillis, Lydia (February 7, 2019). "Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal: What's in it". CNN. Archived from the original on February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  128. 128.0 128.1 128.2 Breuninger, Kevin (February 7, 2019). "Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really want to get rid of 'farting cows'? Not yet, at least". CNBC.
  129. 129.0 129.1 Choi, Matthew (April 1, 2019). "Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal". Politico. Archived from the original on January 6, 2019. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  130. Stein, Jeff (January 5, 2019). "Ocasio-Cortez wants higher taxes on very rich Americans. Here's how much money that could raise". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on January 5, 2019. With the help of tax experts, we produced some back-of-the-envelope estimates.
  131. Relman, Eliza (January 7, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the theory that deficit spending is good for the economy should 'absolutely' be part of the conversation". Business Insider. Archived from the original on January 19, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  132. Coy, Peter; Dmitrieva, Katia (January 17, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is the Darling of the Left, Nightmare of the Right". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on January 19, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  133. 133.0 133.1 Aronoff, Kate (June 25, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Why She Wants to Abolish ICE and Upend the Democratic Party". In These Times. ISSN 0160-5992. Archived from the original on December 27, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  134. Quinn, Liam (February 14, 2019). "Dems divided on Green New Deal after Mitch McConnell ramps up pressure". Fox News. Archived from the original on February 23, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  135. Cillizza, Chris (February 8, 2019). "Nancy Pelosi just threw some serious shade at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal'". CNN. Archived from the original on February 23, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  136. 136.0 136.1 Goodkind, Nicole (February 25, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wonders whether Americans should stop having children in the face of climate change". Newsweek.
  137. 137.0 137.1 Meyer, Robinson (March 26, 2019). "The 3 Democrats Who Voted Against the Green New Deal". The Atlantic. Retrieved March 28, 2019. The Senate rejected the Green New Deal on Tuesday, in a decisive 57–0 vote that Democrats decried as a political stunt meant to divide their caucus. All the Republican senators opposed the measure. They were joined by four senators who caucus with the Democrats—Senator Joe Manchin, from the coal-heavy state of West Virginia, along with Senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Doug Jones of Alabama, and Angus King of Maine.
  138. "Green New Deal goes down as Democrats protest 'sham' vote". Politico. March 26, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  139. Battenfield, Joe (26 March 2019). "Green New Fail as Dems shun GOP-forced vote on climate bill". Boston Herald. Retrieved 27 March 2019. an early vote on the Green New Deal on Tuesday and not a single U.S. Senator—including the measure's sponsor, Massachusetts' Ed Markey—signed on to the overly ambitious environmental overhaul
  140. Taylor, Matthew (2019-03-22). "Labour members launch Green New Deal inspired by US activists". The Guardian. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  141. Sylvan, Lane; Scott Wong (January 15, 2019). "Ocasio-Cortez to join House panel overseeing financial sector". The Hill. Archived from the original on January 16, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  142. Desiderio, Andrew; Heather Caygle (January 22, 2019). "Ocasio-Cortez and liberal freshmen join Oversight Committee". Politico. Archived from the original on January 23, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  143. Neufeld, Jennie (June 27, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Democratic Socialists of America member. Here's what that means". Vox. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  144. Kullgren, Ian (July 1, 2018). "Ocasio-Cortez discusses 'Democratic Socialist' label". Politico. Archived from the original on July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018. Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday she embraces the 'Democratic Socialist' label but doesn't want to force other Democrats to do the same. 'It's part of what I am; it's not all of what I am,' Ocasio-Cortez said on 'Meet the Press' on NBC. 'And I think that's a very important distinction.'
  145. Error on call to Template:Cite interview: Parameter subject (or last) must be specified
  146. Kaufman, Dan (July 7, 2018). "Progressive Populism Can Save Us From Trump". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 1, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2019. The recent primary upset of Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, showcased the electoral strength of her platform, which included single-payer health insurance and tuition-free college and trade school.
  147. Stein, Jeff (June 27, 2018). "Analysis | What Ocasio-Cortez wants for America after beating Joe Crowley". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  148. Cummings, William (June 24, 2019). "Bernie Sanders unveils plan to forgive $1.6 trillion in student loan debt". USA Today. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  149. Suderman, Peter (August 2, 2018). "How Republican Hypocrisy Lifts Social Democrats". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 21, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2019. Although true-blooded socialists—Democratic Socialists, to be precise—remain a relatively small niche within the Democratic Party, they are having a visible impact on the party's agenda, with nearly every likely 2020 presidential contender embracing Medicare for all. Bernie Sanders's 2016 campaign galvanized progressive support for the idea of Democratic Socialism, and this year, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has embraced not only the label but also a blue-sky vision of American socialism—free public college, a jobs guarantee, guaranteed family leave and more—unbound by moderate liberal worries about government overreach or overspending.
  150. Goldmacher, Shane (June 27, 2018). "An Upset in the Making: Why Joe Crowley Never Saw Defeat Coming". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 19, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2019. She drew support for her progressive platform that included abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, Medicare for all and a federal jobs guarantee.
  151. 151.0 151.1 151.2 Steiger, Kay (June 27, 2018). "A top House Democrat just lost his primary – to a socialist". Vox. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  152. Gregory Krieg (January 8, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, activist groups map out next steps in Green New Deal fight". CNN. Archived from the original on January 16, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2019. The idea of a Green New Deal has, in just a few months, become a central piece of Ocasio-Cortez's agenda and attracted the attention of ambitious national Democrats.
  153. Cooper, Anderson (January 6, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The Rookie Congresswoman Challenging the Democratic Establishment". CBS 60 Minutes. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  154. 154.0 154.1 Nicosia, Dominic (December 27, 2019). "Speculation Of AOC's Presidential Run Goes Rampant As She Stumps For Sanders". International Business Times. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  155. Walker, Hunter (January 25, 2020). "AOC and Michael Moore urge Iowa voters not to 'play it safe' as they stand in for Sanders". Yahoo News. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  156. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria (2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Platform: Mobilizing Against Climate Change". Ocasio2018.com (campaign website). Archived from the original on January 16, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  157. John, Bowden (January 22, 2019). "Ocasio-Cortez: 'World will end in 12 years' if climate change not addressed". The Hill. Archived from the original on March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  158. Cummings, William (January 22, 2019). "'The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change,' Ocasio-Cortez says". USA Today. Archived from the original on February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  159. Zhao, Christina (January 22, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Warns, 'World Is Going to End in 12 Years,' Reiterating Claims of Recent U.N. Climate Change Report". Newsweek. Archived from the original on February 24, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  160. 160.0 160.1 Chang, Clio (March 22, 2018). "Talking With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Woman Challenging One of New York's Political Kingmakers". Splinter News. Archived from the original on June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  161. Holmes, Jack (June 28, 2018). "Fox News Reminds Us Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Platform Is ... Pretty Reasonable". Common Dreams. Archived from the original on July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  162. Siegelbaum, Max (June 27, 2018). "Early Arrival: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins in upset over Joe Crowley". Documented NY. Archived from the original on July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  163. ocasio2018 (August 21, 2018). "#AbolishICE means not having an agency that incarcerates children and sexually assaults women with impunity. It does not mean abolish deportation. Also, I have no problem saying white supremacy has no place in this country. It's the GOP that struggles to say that" (Tweet). Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  164. Neuman, Scott (June 27, 2018). "Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?". NPR. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  165. Smith, Allan (January 24, 2019). "Ocasio-Cortez is lone Democrat to vote against bill to reopen government". NBC News. Archived from the original on February 5, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  166. Clifford, Catherine (June 29, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: In a modern, moral, wealthy society, no person should be too poor to live". CNBC. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  167. Haltiwanger, John (January 4, 2019). "This is the platform that launched Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic socialist, to the biggest political upset of the year". Business Insider. Archived from the original on June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  168. Inskeep, Steve (2019-09-25). "Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants America To Talk About Poverty". NPR. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  169. 169.0 169.1 Hartley, Eve (June 27, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thanks LGBT community after landmark win". PinkNews. Archived from the original on July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  170. Burkholder, Katie (January 22, 2019). "AOC Gives Powerful Pro-LGBTQ Speech at NYC Women's March". Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  171. Arnold, Amanda (January 21, 2019). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Casually Joins Gaming Livestream For a Good Cause". thecut.com. New York. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  172. 172.0 172.1 "Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Statehood?". Puerto Rico Report. June 27, 2018. Archived from the original on July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  173. "PEN Oakland Awards & Winners". PEN Oakland. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  174. Folley, Aris (2019-10-16). "Ocasio-Cortez, Thunberg, Rapinoe make BBC's 100 most inspiring women of 2019". The Hill. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  175. "'My Grandfather Died': Ocasio-Cortez Slams Trump's PR Denial". NBC New York. September 14, 2018. Archived from the original on September 29, 2018. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  176. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria (June 27, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on her Catholic faith and the urgency of a criminal justice reform". America. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018. Innocence, in its mercy, partly excuses us from having to fully reckon with the spiritual gifts of forgiveness, grace and redemption at the heart of the Catechism: I believe in the forgiveness of sins.
  177. Citations for Jewish ancestry:
  178. Mahdawi, Arwa (May 8, 2019). "AOC's boyfriend is a reminder of the importance of a supportive partner". The Guardian. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  179. Hess, Abigail (November 8, 2018). "Youngest woman elected to Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can't afford an apartment in D.C." CNBC. Archived from the original on November 17, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  180. Aleksander, Irina (October 15, 2018). "How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Other Progressives Are Defining the Midterms". Vogue. Archived from the original on November 16, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  181. Igoe, Katherine J. (January 15, 2019). "Everything We Know About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Boyfriend". Marie Claire. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  182. Folley, Aris (2019-10-16). "Ocasio-Cortez, Thunberg, Rapinoe make BBC's 100 most inspiring women of 2019". The Hill. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  183. Griffith, Janelle (February 13, 2020). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'". NBC News. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  184. Bergado, Gabe (February 13, 2020). "We Know What Song "RuPaul's Drag Race" Queens Should Perform for AOC". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2020-04-16.

Other websites[change | change source]