Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

About
Career
U.S. Representative
Birthday
Age
30 year
Height
5 Feet 5 Inches
Weight
55 kg (121 lb)
Net worth
$200k
Relationship status
not married
Social networks
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    Biography

    Alexandria is the youngest woman ever to get elected to congress. This 29-year-old democratic socialite won the election against the fourth most powerful Democrat Joe Crowley. He has been elected to Congress in New York for the last 10 years. Alexandria is a Puerto Rican descent with tons of lots liberal followers.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Further, Alexandria is an active member of Democratic Socialists of America as well. She has also been outspoken about abortion rights and sustainable developments. She aims to contribute to social reforms and catalyse the development of the states.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    About

    Ocasio-Cortez was born into a Christian family at The Bronx, New York on 13th October 1989. She is bilingual with efficient fluency in Spanish and English and is of Puerto Rican descent. She has been an exceptional student from her high school days. She completed her high school from Yorktown high school where she published a research paper in microbiology and later got a scholarship at Boston University as well. Alexandria is a major in international relations and economics.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Political career

    Alexandria started her political career with Bernie Sanders presidential campaign in 2016. This campaign was based on more socialite agenda then democratic politics. In 2018 she was the first person to challenge Joe Crowley since 2004 for elections. She used technology and direct public interactions to spread her agenda.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Her main agenda during the campaign was to speak up on immigrant laws, abortion and social injustice. Her belief system in mutual respect and love for everyone in the society is what won her large number of liberal followers.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Political positions

    She has been a social activist since her college days as she aided immigrant family to deal with the bureaucracy of ICE. Further, she was also involved in a panel related to Latino Political leadership. Later she also played a crucial role in the Presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders in 2016. Also in 2018 she became the youngest woman till date to be elected in Congress.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Personal life

    Alexandria’s personal life has always been full of ups and downs. She has juggled multiple jobs along with her studies to support her family and herself. After her graduation, she came back to the Bronx and was employed as an educational director. She has a strong faith in god and identifies herself as a catholic who supports the LGBTQ community and the right to abortion.

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    A year ago I was waitressing in a restaurant while organizing my community. In a time and place where we had been burned by so many politicians, and had grown deservedly cynical of the sad, familiar cycle of campaign promises and governance excuses, I was asking them, just once, to believe. . It was really hard, because how do you make that case? How to ask someone whose trust has been violated over and over to believe you? To believe in the movement for justice and economic dignity? . You show up. You give unconditionally. You show up when no one is looking and the cameras are off. You offer support when it’s risky, but necessary. You do it over and over again, without a need for recognition or expectation that you are “owed” something for doing the right thing. You just... engage in the act of loving your community. . Never in my wildest dreams did I think that those late nights on the 6 & 7 trains would lead to this. All this attention gives me a lot of anxiety (my staff fought to get me to agree to this cover, as I was arguing against it), and still doesn’t feel quite real, which maybe is why I remain comfortable taking risks, which maybe is a good thing. . I believe in an America where all things are possible. Where a basic, dignified life isn’t a dream, but a norm. . That’s why I got up then, and it’s why I get up now. Because my story shouldn’t be a rare one. Because our collective potential as a nation can be unlocked when we’re not so consumed with worry about how we’re going to secure our most basic needs, like a doctor’s visit or an affordable place to live.

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    Net worth

    Although Ocasio-Cortez had a rough start in her career and faced financial issues in her college years. Everything changed when she got a job after college. Her net worth is approximately $200,000 as of 2019.