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#31 – Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is more commonly known as AOC, is a Democratic congresswoman currently serving in the US House of Representatives for New York’s 14th congressional district. She has held this position since 2019.


Ocasio-Cortez first took office at age 29, when she made histoy becoming the youngest female to ever serve in the US congress. She runs on a highly progressive platform which includes federal job gurantees, Medicare for All/universal healthcare, the abolishment of I.C.E., free public college and trade schooling, a 70% marginal tax rate on millionaire fortunes, and most famously is one of the biggest supporters of a Green New Deal.1


Ocasio-Cortez has revealed that she has Jewish heritage; “A very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews.”2