Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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(politician)
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Born13 October 1989
Alma materBoston University

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez[1] also known by her initials, AOC, is an American politician who serves as the US Representative for New York's 14th congressional district. The district includes the eastern part of The Bronx and portions of north-central Queens in New York City. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Background

Ocasio-Cortez majored in International Relations and Economics at Boston University, graduating cum laude in 2011.

Career

AOC drew national recognition when she won the Democratic Party's primary election for New York's 14th congressional district on 26 June 2018, defeating the ten-term incumbent Congressman, Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, in what was widely seen as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm election primaries.[2][3][4][5][6] She beat Republican opponent Anthony Pappas in the 6 November 2018 General Election, and at age 29, became the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress.[7] Ocasio-Cortez has been noted for her substantial social media presence relative to her fellow members of Congress.

Connections

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, and she and Rashida Tlaib are the first two members of the group in the US Congress. She advocates a progressive platform that includes Medicare For All, a federal jobs guarantee, a proposed Green New Deal, abolishing US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, free public college and trade school, and a 70% marginal tax rate for incomes above $10 million. Before running for Congress, she served as an educational director for the 2017 Northeast Collegiate World Series for the National Hispanic Institute and worked as a waitress and bartender.

Fraud allegation

In August 2019.[8]

13 October 1989|


References

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  2. Murphy, Tim. "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.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. 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 seasonPage Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  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 ...Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  5. Resnick, Gideon (June 27, 2018). "Young Progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Topples Old Boss Joe Crowley in Democratic Primary Shocker". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018. In one of the most shocking upsets in recent political history ...Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  6. 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.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  7. Watkins, Eli. "Ocasio-Cortez to be youngest woman ever elected to Congress". CNN. Archived from the original on November 7, 2018. Retrieved November 6, 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  8. https://galaxynewsexpress.com/blog/busted-ocasio-cortez-gets-nailed-for-financial-fraud-ethics-violation/
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