We Need a Working-Class Congress

US Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) at a press conference at the Capitol on July 15, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who proudly self-identifies as a working-class Latina from the Bronx, made national headlines when she defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley for the Democratic nomination for New York’s 14th congressional district, in what has been called the biggest political upset in the 2018 midterm election.

In a viral campaign video, Ocasio-Cortez begins with the powerful statement: “Women like…

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She/they. Alabama native. Paralegal @ ACLU Voting Rights Project. Proud member of ACLU Staff United. Georgetown ‘19. Truman Scholar ‘18. Views my own.

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Amanda Scott Daigle

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She/they. Alabama native. Paralegal @ ACLU Voting Rights Project. Proud member of ACLU Staff United. Georgetown ‘19. Truman Scholar ‘18. Views my own.

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