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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez AOC

Youngest ever congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a third-generation Bronxite, educator, and organizer serving the 14th district of New York in the Bronx and Queens.

After high school, Alexandria attended Boston University and graduated with degrees in Economics and International Relations. Ocasio-Cortez grew up experiencing the reality of New York’s rising income inequality, inspiring her to organize her community and run for office.

AOC is a young racialized women, her mother is from Puerto Rico and her father was born in the Bronx, and she is a defender of the LGBTI rights. She was told women like her don´t run for public post. She showed otherwise.

Since her swearing-in to Congress in January of 2019, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has remained committed to serving working-class people over corporate interests and advocating for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.

AOC has been using her power to promote social and environmental issues where decision-making takes place; getting climate change and social justice at the center of the agenda for action.
AOC is one of the main advocates of the 'Green New Deal', a plan to battle economic and racial injustice while also fighting climate change. The new congresswoman’s blueprint, co-introduced by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, aims to develop a carbon-neutral economy in 10 years, which would require huge strides in reducing the US’s reliance on oil, gas and coal.
The legislation is aimed at ensuring that climate change plans benefit low-income communities, battling environmental injustice and inequality.
The 'Green New Deal' includes several potential energy and environmental projects, such as building high-speed trains and restoring wetlands, and also far-reaching proposals such as universal healthcare and a federal job guarantee as part of the climate plan.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an inspiring example of leadership and audacity. She is making her voice to be heard at the most adverse escenarios to fight on, but where real change can be made. She has been a remarkable women which one can tell as her office is filled with admiring notes.

Credits:

1. Mark Dillman; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; July 20, 2018; public domain. 2. United Nations Photo; New York City Skyline at Night; June 30, 2017; (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). 3. Dimitri Rodriguez; Women´s March on NYC 2019; January 19, 2019; (CC BY 2.0). 4. jonny goldstein; Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez; October 29, 2018; (CC BY 2.0). 5. Ronald Woan; Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Office; December 2, 2019; (CC BY-NC 2.0).