Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

New York

(NY-14)

Candidate spotlight:

  • In January of 2019, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez was sworn-in as the youngest woman and youngest Latina ever to serve in Congress.
  • Ocasio-Cortez reintroduced Green New Deal, proposed legislation that aims to address both climate and economic inequality in the U.S, in the House with 13 co-sponsors. 
  • Led 70 members of Congress to call on the Biden administration to increase the cap of refugees from Afghanistan to 200,000. 
  • Rep. AOC serves on the Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, which was started in January 2021 to develop solutions to the key income inequality. Rep. AOC was specifically tasked with addressing generational disparities and increasing worker power in the economy.
  • Rep. AOC is fighting for a just U.S. immigration policy, where refugees are treated with humanity. And has voted to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth, TPS, farmworkers, and essential workers in the BBB.
  • Along with other squad members, Rep. AOC has called to significantly reduce the budget for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in the upcoming Appropriations bills