Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

One of the first female members of the Democratic Socialists of America to be elected to Congress who rejects funding from corporate PACs and is one of the co-sponsors of the Green New Deal.

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AlexandriaOcasio-Cortez

31, New York — 14, D

Who are they?

One of the first female members of the Democratic Socialists of America to be elected to Congress who rejects funding from corporate PACs and is one of the co-sponsors of the Green New Deal.

Pre-Congress?

After working in Senator Ted Kennedy’s office, she transitioned to being a community organizer while working part-time as a waitress and bartender. The organization Brand New Congress recruited her to run for Congress after she was nominated by her brother as a possible progressive candidate.

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  • Higher Education/Student Debt
  • Immigration Reform and Protection
  • Universal Healthcare/Medicare for All

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