21 Powerful Living Women: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)
United States Representative for New York 14th District, Democrat, American w/Puerto Rican heritage, Activist
Taking office at age 29, AOC is the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress. She attended Boston University with a focus on international relations and economics and graduating cum laude. She advocates a progressive platform that includes support for workplace democracy, Medicare for All, tuition-free public college, a federal jobs guarantee, a Green New Deal, and abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ocasio-Cortez is a member of "The Squad," a group of progressive members of Congress along with Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, and Jamaal Bowman. She was previously an activist and worked as a waitress and bartender before running for Congress. She is active on social media.
Highlights: AOC’s first primary campaign is featured in Michael Moore’s documentary Fahrenheit 11/9. Documentary: Netflix’s Knock Down The House.